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Frequently Asked Questions

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ASCC Admissions Office Frequently Asked Questions

The Admissions Office is dedicated to continue to help our community with ASCC admissions inquiries and services. The recent spread of Covid-19 in the community has made it difficult for us to physically provide the required services, and will continue to accommodate everyone as best as we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

FAQ’s

Who can help me over the phone or email?

We are unable to to take phone calls at this time and the best form of communication is to email the ASCC Admissions Office at admissions@amsamoa.edu.

Is there still a 2022 Spring CAPP 2nd Session?

Yes. If you have already registered for courses offered in the 2022 Spring CAPP 2nd Session, you will be able to continue as planned via Moodle. Check your email and our Moodle Home page frequently for instructions on your courses.

I am a new (or returning) student, am I able to register for the 2022 Spring CAPP 2nd Session?

No. At this time, all new student applications will be placed on hold until further notice.

The next placement test is scheduled for the 2022 Summer Semester on May 25 & 26, 2022. Will this be continued as planned?

It is not certain at this time if the placement test will take place as scheduled. However, please prepare to use your SAT or ACT scores for placement if you have in case of future lockdown. We are looking into alternative testing options and will continue to update our placement testing schedule.

Can I still apply to ASCC?

Yes, Fully complete the Admissions Application Form and send it to admissions@amsamoa.edu and wait for further instruction by our team.

Can I still send my transcript to ASCC?

Yes, an official transcript is required, e-transcripts or electronic transcripts are accepted. Ask your institution(s) to forward your transcript(s) to admissions@amsamoa.edu. If this option is not available, you can have them send your transcript directly to ASCC using this mailing address:

  • Admissions Office
  • American Samoa Community College
  • P.O. Box 2609
  • Pago Pago, AS 96799
  • IMPORTANT REMINDER:

    Please feel free to contact our Admissions Office team on questions concerning ASCC’s admissions application, required documents, the placement test and transferring from other institutions to ASCC. If you have questions concerning registration, grades, transcript requests and graduation, please contact the Records Office, records@amsamoa.edu.

    KOLISI TU’UFA’ATASI O AMERIKA SAMOA OFISA OLE FA’AULUFALE (ADMISSION OFFICE) FESILI MA TALI

    O lo’o galulue pea le Ofisa e fa’aulufale ai tagata a’o’oga ma isi tautua, e fesoasoani atu i le mamalu o le atunu’u i lenei vaitaimi o le vavao, po’o le tapu o lo’o faia ona o le Koviti-19. Talu ai lea tulaga, ua ofo atu ai e le ofisa ana auaunaga i auala fa’atekonolosi mo le taimi nei.

    Ua tuufaatasia lenei faamatalaga ina ia fesoasoani e faapupula se tala lata mai i auaunaga a lau ofisa. Fa’amolemole taga’i ane i fa’amatalaga ua saunia,

    Fesili: E mafai ona maua se fesoasoani pe a valaau atu i le telefoni?

    Tali: O le taimi nei o lo’o tapunia galuega, ae imeli mai so’o se fesili i le admissions@amsamoa.edu.

    Fesili: O faia pea ni vasega a le CAPP mo le vaega lona 2, o le isi 6 vaiaso o lo’o soso’o mai?

    Tali: Ioe, afai ua uma ona lesitala au vasega mo le CAPP Vaega lona 2 (CAPP 2nd session, 3/21- 4/29), e fa’auau pea vasega e pei ona fa’atulagaina i le Moodle.

    Fesili: E mafai e tagata a’o’oga fou (new students) ma i latou ua toe fia fa’aauau (returning students) ona lesitala mo vasega a le CAPP vaega lona 2 (CAPP 2nd session, 3/21- 4/29) ?

    Tali: E leai. O le taimi nei o lo’o taofia le tu’uina mai o pepa ulufale mo tagata a’o’oga fou (new students), fa’apea tagata (returning) ua toe fia fa’aauau a’oa’oga. O le lesitala o lo’o faia i le taimi nei ua fa’apitoa mo tagata sa a’o’oga i le amataga o le tausaga, i le lesitala na faia ia Ianuari 12 -14, 2022.

    Fesili: E taunu’u le su’ega ulufale ua fuafuaina mo Me 25 ma le 26 o le tausaga nei, mo vasega o le Tau Mafanafana (Summer session 2022)?

    Tali: O le taimi nei e le o mautinoa, ae o le ‘a fa’ailoa atu i se taimi lata mai. Ae afai ua uma na ave le su’ega o le ACT po’o le SAT (i se taimi lata mai nei) e mafai ona imeli mai se kopi o togi o ia su’ega i le admissions@amsamoa.edu.

    Fesili: E fa’apefea ona maua pepa ulufale (admission application) mo le kolisi?

    Tali: Saili ane i le Admissions Application Form i le upega o tafailagi.

    Fesili: O mafai ona lafo atu i le Ofisa Fa’aulufale (Admission Office) togi ma fa’amaumauga o a’oa’oga (transcripts)?

    Tali: Ioe, o lo’o talia pea togi ma fa’amaumauga o a’oa’oga (transcripts) e lafo mai i le meli, ia mautinoa o ia fa’amaumauga e taualoa ma fa’amaonia (official). E mafai fo’i ona talia kopi aloa’ia faaeleterone (e-transcripts) e ala i le imeli sa’o mai i le admissions@amsamoa.edu.

    E toe fa’amanatu atu, mo ni fesili mo pepa ulufale (admission application), fa’amaumauga (documentation requirements) imeli mai i le admissions@amsamoa.edu. Mo fesili i le lesitala (registration), talosagaina o togi (transcript request), togi (grades), fa’au’uga (graduation), imeli mai le records@amsamoa.edu.

    Fa’afetai.

    Admission Requirements

    Admission is open to all that can benefit from instruction at American Samoa Community College (ASCC) provided the student is a legal resident of American Samoa and at least ONE of the following:

    1. The student is at least 18 years of age
    2. The student is a high school graduate
    3. The student is a General Education Diploma (GED) recipient
    4. The student bears a U.S. Military Form DD214
    5. The student bears a Secondary School Certificate if entering from a Non-U.S system
    6. The student is admitted under the Early Admissions Program

    Application for Admission

    An application for admission must be completed by each candidate seeking admission to any course for credit or program offered. The admission application form may be obtained online.

    To open this document, you will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be obtained for free online.

    Residency Requirements

    All U.S Citizens and U.S. Nationals may enroll as residents. Non-U.S. Citizens or Non-U.S. Nationals are required to provide a current American Samoa Government (ASG) Immigration Board Authorization and valid ASG identification. Regular admissions procedures apply.

    Additionally, a non-U.S. Citizen/National can apply for “American Samoa Residency Tuition Status” if the student has resided in the Territory of American Samoa for FIVE consecutive years prior to applying for admission. Application for AS Residency Tuition Status is available at the Finance office. Supporting documents must be submitted along with the application. Tuition and fees for non-US Citizens/Nationals are listed under the Tuition & Fees section.

    Resident rates are granted to GI Bill recipients who are not U.S. Citizens or Nationals based on the Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014. Supporting documents must be submitted along with the application. Tuition and fees for non-US Citizens/Nationals are listed under the Tuition & Fees section.

    Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

    The following individuals shall be charged the in-state rate, or otherwise considered a resident, for tuition and fees purposes:

    • A Veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in American Samoa while attending the American Samoa Community College and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
    • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in American Samoa while attending the American Samoa Community College and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor's discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
    • Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C.§ 3311(b)(9)) who lives in American Samoa while attending the American Samoa Community College and enrolls in the school within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
    • Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge, release, or death described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.

    Admission Procedures for Resident & Non-Resident Students

    Prospective students should submit a completed Admissions Application to the Admissions Office prior to registration along with the required documents. Copies of all documents will be made and the originals are returned to the student. No fee is required.

    RESIDENT STUDENTS:

    Fill out the admission application and submit copies of ALL the following documents:

    1. Social Security Card
    2. Passport

    Note: If a passport is not available, provide your Birth Certificate AND your American Samoa identification card.

    Applicants under the age of 18 must submit at least ONE of the following:

    1. High school diploma
    2. General Education Diploma (GED)
    3. Secondary School Certificate if entering from a Non-U.S system
    4. U.S. Military Form DD214

    NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS:

    Fill out the admission application and submit copies of ALL the following documents:

    1. Passport or Birth Certificate
    2. Social Security Card (if any)
    3. Alien Registration Identification Card from A.S. Immigration Office
    4. Immigration Board Authorization (authorization to attend ASCC)

    Applicants UNDER the AGE of 18 must submit ONE of the following:

    1. High School Diploma
    2. General Education Diploma (GED)
    3. Secondary School Certificate if entering from a Non-U.S System

    Transfer students (or any student requesting credit for courses taken at another institution) should request that all prior institutions send an official transcript directly to the ASCC Admissions Office. See our Credit for Transfer Courses section.

    Program Pre-Admission Requirements

    Nursing Program

    The Nurse Aide (NA), Practical Nursing (PN) and Registered Nursing (ADN) Programs have special pre-requisites and admission requirements. Further information and application requirements can be obtained from the Nursing Department. Completed applications for the NA, PN, and RN programs are accepted from April 1 to May 15 for fall semester admission or as announced. Applicants are responsible for submitting official college transcripts directly to the Records Office from the college(s) attended.

    Each application will be reviewed prior to an interviewing process by the Nursing Program Advisory Committee. Notification of the scheduled interviewing date will be sent by mail, email, or by telephone. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance to the program within one week of their interview.

    Applicants are required to submit the following with their application:

    1. Official transcript from the college(s) attended
    2. Clearance from LBJ Business Office.
    3. Criminal background check from the Department of Public Safety.

    Upon acceptance to the Nursing Program, the student is required to submit the following on the day of registration:

    1. Complete physical examination from the Department of Health.
    2. Current Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance from Department of Health.
    3. Urine drug screening from LBJ Laboratory

    Bachelors of Education Program

    The Bachelors of Education Program has special pre-requisites and admission requirements. Further information can be obtained from the Teacher Education Department. Completed applications for the B.Ed. program are accepted at the end of the 4th week of instruction during the fall and spring semesters (2nd week of September and/or 2nd week of February). Applicants are responsible for submitting official college transcripts directly to the Records Office from the college(s) attended.

    Each application will be reviewed prior to an interviewing process by the B.Ed. Faculty Committee. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance to the program within one week of their interview.

    Applicants are required to submit the following with their application to the Teacher Education Department:

    1. Official transcript from the college(s) attended;
    2. Two letters of recommendation;
    3. One faculty recommendation (outside of Teacher Education)
    4. Current Health Clearance and Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance from the Department of Health

    Students are required to complete a admissions application for acceptance into the B.Ed. program. All applications must be submitted to the Admissions Office.

    For additional assistance, please contact the Teacher Education Department.

    Call 699-9155, ext. 431 for information and status of application.

    Placement Tests

    All new students are required to take the placement tests in Math and English. The TOEFL exam may be used for English placement, but must have been taken within 12 months prior to the date of application for admission. Current SAT or ACT examination scores may be used for placement. It is the responsibility of the student to either sit the ASCC Placement Test or provide alternate test scores prior to registering for classes. Refer to the Testing Fees section for placement test fees.

    Students who have graduated or transferred from an accredited college or university, and have provided official copies of transcripts, may have the placement test waived by the Admissions Office.

    The ACT, SAT tests, and TOEFL exam are administered by the American Samoa Department of Education. Students interested in taking one of these tests should contact the American Samoa Department of Education Testing Center.

    Testing Fees

    ASCC placement tests in Math and English are administered together as one test. However, special programs may require only Math or English testing; the fees remain the same. Testing dates and times are available from the Admissions Office and are published locally prior to registration. Refer to the Academic Calendar for dates. Testing fees are subject to change.

    Scheduled Test: $10.00
    Late Test: $20.00
    Unscheduled Test: $30.00

    Unclassified Students

    Unclassified students are students taking undergraduate courses at ASCC, but are not seeking a degree. These individuals should follow the regular Admission policies and procedures. Please note that non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid. Unclassified students are limited to one class per regular semester or summer session. Application for change to classified status must be made upon the accumulation of a total of 15 credits. The Dean of Academic Affairs must approve all other cases.

    Outreach

    Outreach activities to high schools regarding students transitioning to college are arranged in collaboration with the Department of Education (DOE) and high school counselors. Outreaches are scheduled every semester for high school juniors and seniors. Other community groups such as Parent Teacher Associations, government agencies and departments, etc., can also request this service from the Admission Office.

    Admissions Contact Information

    Mail:
    Admissions Office
    American Samoa Community College
    P.O. Box 2609
    Pago Pago, AS 96799

    Telephone: (684) 699-9155, ext. (333/334)

    Fax: (684) 699-1083

    E-Mail: admissions@amsamoa.edu