American Samoa

Top Policies

How old do I need to be to take the test?

You must be 18 years old to test in American Samoa.

In American Samoa, you can be 16 and take the GED® test if you have additional documentation.

Yes, in American Samoa you’re required to be a resident. You can prove your residency at the testing center with a valid driver’s license or other proof of residency.

Some states allow people who don’t live there to take the GED® test and others don’t. You’ll need to check the residency requirement for the state that you’re interested to test in.

No, American Samoa doesn’t require you to prepare for the GED® test in an adult education classroom.

No, you’re not required to take the GED Ready® practice test before taking the official GED® test.

Price & Payment

Currently American Samoa charges $30 per subject for the GED® test at a Test Center.
Starting July 1, 2023: American Samoa charges $36 per subject for the GED® test at a Test Center.

You will pay for the test online with a debit or credit card when you schedule your test.

Test Retake Policies

In American Samoa, you’re required to wait 30 days before taking the test again after failing a subject area test the first time. After taking a test subject 3 times, you'll have to wait 60 days before retesting. There's no limit to how many times you can test in a year.

You currently receive 2 discounted retakes for every GED® test subject purchased but don’t pass. You have 365 days after your full price test to use these retakes.
Starting July 1, 2023: You will receive one discounted* retake for every GED® test subject you purchase but don’t pass. You have 365 days after your full price test to use this retake. This retake offer (1 full price:1 discount) repeats until you pass the test. GED Testing Service waives its $26 testing fee, however additional testing fees may still apply in your state.
*In American Samoa, there is a $10 test center fee for GED® test retakes.

Transcripts & Diploma

There may be additional requirements that you need to meet. We recommend contacting your state’s office to find out more about your credential.

To order a copy of your transcript and/or diploma, check with your local jurisdiction.

In American Samoa, the credential is called the American Samoa High School Diploma.


Yes, in American Samoa you can take all test subjects in the same day if you can find a test center with hours that accommodate it.

Yes, in American Samoa you can take the test in English or Spanish, however, you cannot combine two different languages to earn your credential.

It depends on whether or not that state has a residency requirement. Check the residency requirements in that state and don’t hesitate to contact the GED Administrator in that state with questions.

Samuel Uhrle
GED Administrator
Government of American Samoa
Department of Education
Testing & Evaluation Office
Pago Pago, AS 96799
Phone: (684) 633-1431 or (684) 633-4757
Fax: (684) 633-2106