Admissions Policies

Admission is open to all who can benefit from instruction at American Samoa Community College provided they meet the following conditions:


1. The student is a legal resident of American Samoa and
2. The student is at least 18 years of age or
3. Student is a High School graduate or
4. Student is a General Education Diploma (GED) recipient, or
5. Student bears an U.S. Military Form DD214, or
6. Student bears a Secondary School Certificate if entering from a British system, or
7. Student is admitted under the Early Admission Program.

Admission Procedures

The American Samoa Community College advises prospective students that they must supply complete and accurate information on the application for admission, residence, and financial aid forms.  Please see financial aid section of catalog for information.  Further, applicants must have authentic and official transcripts of all previous academic work attempted submitted directly from each institution attended.  Failure to file complete, accurate and authentic application documents may result in denial of admission. Below you can download the ASCC Admission Application Form.

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ASCC Admission Application Form

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 and Records Office.

Students who are admitted to the college for a given semester but who do not register in that semester must file a new application form when they again seek admission and must meet the then current admission requirements.

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 and Records Office.

NOTE:  You may fax or mail this application in.  Please include your signature as it is required before we begin processing your application. 

If you have any other questions, please e-mail us at admissionsapp@amsamoa.edu or contact us at 684-699-9155.


Early Admission Policy

High school students entering their Junior year as well as Seniors may be admitted early to ASCC and register for the summer sessions.

Students are limited in the number of courses they may take. The courses must meet the required pre-requisites. Test scores such as the ASCC Placement, SAT, TOEFL, or ACT are required for English and Math placement. Summer session students will be limited to two classes.

Required documents for early admission will include the following:

1. A letter initiated and signed by the high scholl principal or the counselor

2. A letter of consent from the parent or legal guardian.

3. High school transcript with CGPA of 3.00.

ASCC will only allow admission of high school students entering their senior year during the fall and spring semesters. Students will be limited to one class per semester.

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 admissions. 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 below 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 and Records Office.

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

 

Admission Documents:

1. All applicants are required to submit the following documents:

a. Social Security card
b. Passport
Note: If a passport is not available, provide Birth Certificate AND American Samoa identification card
c. SAT, ACT or TOEFL exam results

Note: If exam results are not available then student must take the ASCC Math and English Placement
examinations prior to registration. The TOEFL exam
may be used for English placement. The SAT or ACT exam may be used for English and Math placement.

2. Applicants under the age of 18 must submit any ONE of the following (in addition to number 1 above)

a. High School diploma, or
b. General Education Diploma, or
c. U.S. Military Form 214, or
d. Secondary School Certificate if entering from the British system

3. Non-U.S. Citizens/Nationals must also provide (in addition to number 1 above):

a. Immigration identification from the American Samoa Government Immigration Office, and

b. American Samoa Government Immigration Board Authorization to attend ASCC.

If you have any questions or requests, please contact ASCC Admissions Office at admissions@amsamoa.edu.

 


 

 

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