WHAT ARE THE NATIONAL MYTHOLOGY EXAMS?
The National Mythology Exams consist of the Pegasus Mythology Exam, which is intended for students in grades 3-8, and the Medusa Mythology Exam, which is intended for students in grades 9-12. The National Mythology Exams are given annually to over 9,000 students in approximately 400 schools nationally and internationally. The National Mythology Exams welcome all students of classical mythology.
Check the FAQ page for guidelines.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Registration for the 2020-2021 NME has closed. Email email@example.com with any questions.
Registration information is on the individual exam pages linked above.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Registration and shipping fee is $15 - Each test is an additional $5 ($4.00 for current ACL Members).
WHAT ABOUT THE RESOURCES?
The Pegasus Mythology Exam bibliography lists all required readings. Some resources from the bibliography are available from the American Classical League's Teaching Materials and Resource Center.
The Medusa Mythology Exam syllabus lists all required readings.
Since no standard translation is being recommended for the test, a list of classical spellings that will be used on the test can be found here.
Additionally, ETC has available for purchase an activity packet with printable activities designed to reinforce the concepts and information covered by the tests. Follow this link to see available resources: https://etclassics.org/Resources/NME-Study-Materials
WHAT ABOUT AWARDS?
Awards are distributed proportionally based upon the annual, national averages for the exam.
- Perfect paper: Certificate + gold medal
- Summa cum laude: gold medal + printable certificate
- Maxima cum laude: silver medal + printable certificate
- Magna cum laude: ribbon + printable certificate
- Cum laude: printable certificate
Print your own Certificates of Participation in COLOR or BLACK AND WHITE for all of your students. Show your students that you appreciate the hard work they put in when preparing for the test.
WHAT DATES TO KNOW:
Exam registration: September 1, 2020 - January 15, 2021
Exam administration: February 22 - March 5, 2021
Exam results mailed: early-to-mid May, 2021
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Contact the National Mythology Chair with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org