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National Latin Exam

Notate Bene: Late-Fee Registration Phase for 2017 National Latin Exam Extended!

The application postmark deadline for the 2017 NLE was January 20, 2017
Registrations postmarked after January 20 will be subject to a late fee. 
There is still time to submit your application for the 2017 National Latin Exam. 
Please either use the online order form, available on this website, or mail us the print application, available to download from this site. The late fee, based on number of exams ordered, must be included.

The sooner you get your registration to the NLE office, the sooner your school will receive the exam materials. 
Please get your applications sent to the NLE office as soon as possible!

The NLE Office MUST have your application and payment at the office no later than Wednesday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m., ET, in order to register your school for this year’s exam.  March 8 at 2:00 p.m., ET, is also the deadline for the NLE Office to receive add-on applications for the 2017 NLE.

Attention: Teachers Who Are Placing Online Orders

If you experience an error inputting your payment data, you must wait 10 minutes before attempting your order again.  If you do not wait 10 minutes, you will receive a “duplicate transaction” notice, which is actually an order failure notice.  Please wait the 10-minute time period before trying again.  Thank you.

The NLE New Latin Educators Scholarship!

The National Latin Exam is excited to continue its New Latin Educators Scholarship. In keeping with the spirit of inspiring young people to enter the teaching profession, the NLE will give five $2000 scholarships in 2017 to high school seniors, college undergraduates, or those seeking a master’s degree to teach Latin. These scholarships are renewable as long as the recipients are continuing to earn a degree in Latin or classical studies with the intent to teach Latin k-12. Taking the National Latin Exam is not a requirement for this scholarship. If you are currently receiving another scholarship from the National Latin Exam, you are not eligible to apply for this award. The deadline for applying for this scholarship is February 15, 2017.

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Christine Fernald Sleeper Educational Travel Award
Attention Teachers!

The postmark deadline for applying for the 2017 Christine Fernald Sleeper Educational Travel Award is February 14, 2017.  This scholarship is designed to support Latin teachers by encouraging educational travel.  You can access the announcement and application via this link.  Please submit your application materials electronically to, or mail them to National Latin Exam, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Apply to Serve on a NLE Committee

Are you interested in serving on an NLE Committee? Click here to appy for or the
NLE Scholarships Committee | NLE Advisory Committee
The postmark deadline to apply is February 1, 2017.

The NLE Newsletter
The NLE publishes a newsletter twice a year. View the latest edition of the NLE Newsletter here.

The 2016 National Latin Exam Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to all recipients.
Click to view the list of winners for the NLE and NLE graduate school scholarship winner.

NLE Report 2016
NLE has released its 2016 Annual Report Report and Statistical Report on State Participation & Awards for 2016.

Want to learn more about taking the exams online?
View Minimum System Requirements

View sample screenshots: Latin I MC | Latin I Reading Comp | Latin III MC

The National Latin Exam Newsletter is planning a feature story about the former scholarship winners who have completed their undergraduate studies. NLE and the international Latin community are interested in you and would love follow-up information about your lives and careers. Please send us a brief account about where you are and what you are doing to this address. We are eager to hear from you!

NLE Online Practice App

The initial release of the National Latin Exam Practice App is a free web-based application that allows students to prepare for the National Latin Exam and test their classical knowledge year-round, on demand, in an environment they can individually customize based on their level and time availability.
Click here to learn more and access the app.


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