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American Samoa Offers Two Tests

In American Samoa, two high school equivalency tests are offered: the GED® Test and the HiSET® Exam. Passing one of these tests will get you a high school equivalency diploma that can help you get into college or get a better job. The best part is you can study online for either test.


Why You Should Study Online

There are three reasons why studying online makes preparing for the GED or HiSET test in American Samoa faster.

  • First is flexibility. Online studying can fit into your schedule and lifestyle.
  • Second is control. You can study at your own pace instead of what the classroom dictates.
  • Third, you learn faster and retain more because The College of Essential Education customizes your study to exactly what you need to know.  

Your $15 enrollment in The College of Essential Education not only gets you our GED Academy and HiSET Academy but also gets you four additional courses that help with improving your computer skills, finding and keeping your dream job, and managing your finances. 

American Samoa GED Test and HiSET Exam Eligibility

You must be a resident of American Samoa.

  • You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate.
  • You must be 18 years of age. Students who are 16 or 17 may take the test with additional documentation.
  • Cost: GED: $30 (per subject); $120 (total), HiSET: $10 (per subject)
  • Passing Score: GED: 145 (minimum) in each subject. HiSET: 8 in each subtest, combined score of 45; minimum of 2 on the Language Arts, Writing essay
  • Accommodations: GED: You must apply for disability accommodations through the GED Testing Service page. HiSET: Find out about disability accommodations and fill out your HiSET Accommodations Request Form on HiSET website.
  • Check your state’s other rules and requirements for the GED test and the HiSET exam.

After you pass the test, the territory of American Samoa will award you a HSE certificate that will show you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate. 

Are You Ready to Take the Test

Sign up to take our free practice test before you go in to take the official high school equivalency test. You will discover which areas you need to focus on in order to pass. Our online study program, The College of Essential Education, is designed to help you prepare quickly because you study only those areas that you need to master. 

Once you’re ready, be sure to find an official American Samoa testing center for either the GED Test or HiSET Exam so you know exactly where to go.



That’s how many have successfully passed their high school equivalency test.