Samoan students sitting the SAT exam at Pesega College last Saturday
APIA: TUESDAY 27 JANUARY 2014: Sixteen students from several schools around Samoa were the first ever to sit the U.S. University/College Admissions exam, administered in Samoa. The students sat the four-hour test, which assesses students’ readiness for University, hosted at Pesega College on Saturday, January 24.
The SAT exam provides a path to opportunities, financial support, and scholarships, and fulfills one of the major requirements in the U.S. University application process.
U.S. Embassy Apia would like to thank Pesega for their cooperation in hosting the exam, and is hopeful that the SAT will be institutionalized and offered annually to Samoan students.
Chargé d’Affaires Peter Ganser said prior to this offering, the nearest place to sit the SAT exam was in Pago Pago.
“We have removed this logistical hurdle by offering the SAT here in Samoa. I’d like to thank Pesega and its administration for hosting the exam and I look forward to providing all Samoan students desirous of attending U.S. Universities the same opportunity in the future.”
The exam was preceded by monthly study sessions offered at the U.S. Embassy to Samoan students wishing to sit the exam. Information about study sessions and the next opportunity to sit for the SAT will be announced via traditional and U.S. Embassy social media outlets.