American High School Equivalency Program
The American University of Myanmar American High School Equivalency Program is run in cooperation with Long Enterprises Limited (“AHSEP”) and has been designed to help Myanmar students, who have completed 10 standard in a Myanmar government school or the equivalent in a private school or at home, obtain an American high school equivalency credential by means of passing the GED test. It provides students with a well-rounded education, familiarizes them with discussion-based learning and provides them with service learning experience to prepare them to pursue higher education at AUM or overseas.
Our students have secured a 100% passage rate on the GED test with scores that have placed them in the top 20% of test-takers, and have gained admission to universities such as: Bocconi University (Italy), University of Oregon and University of Massachusetts (USA), Hanyang University (South Korea), Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Canada), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong) and Assumption University (Thailand).
The AHSEP is focused on preparing students to take and pass the GED® test. Those passing the GED® test will receive an American high school equivalency credential issued by the Superintendent of Education, Washington, D.C. This credential is recognized by 99% of American universities and colleges and by many universities in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and in other countries. Since the GED® test requires subjects not covered in the Myanmar primary and secondary school curriculum, the AHSEP includes 45 hours of instruction in each of the subjects covered on the GED® test – Social Studies, Mathematics, Natural Science and Language Arts. In addition, to make the students more attractive to overseas university admission committees, AHSEP students are required to undertake community service. The community service project is organized by AUM.
The AHSEP consists of one semesters (15 weeks) and 180 teacher-student contact hours of instruction. In addition, all students will be provided unbiased advice about applying to overseas universities for the American University of Myanmar does not accept commissions for directing students to particular universities. The Program will be taught by highly qualified and experienced faculty members and instructors of the American University of Myanmar.
The eligibility for the AHSEP is as follows: applicants should have achieved 10 standard in Myanmar government schools or the equivalent, supply matriculation examination results (if taken), be at least 16 years old and have an intermediate proficiency in English as evidenced by a TOEFL iBT™ score or IELTS™ score. Students who have not yet taken a TOEFL iBT™ or IELTS™ test should email the admissions office about taking AUM’s English proficiency test. Alternatively, applicants who have completed at least four years of private primary and secondary education up to grade 10 or Upper Secondary four in a school where the language of instruction is English immediately prior to enrolling in the AHSEP and have earned grades in their final year of “B” (or the equivalent) or higher will be eligible. Prospective students who are shy of these eligibility requirements should contact our Admissions Office.
AHSEP students will be charged three installments of 18 lakh totaling 54 lakh. Alternatively, a discounted price of 52 lakh is offered if payment is made in full before the start of classes. The GED® test cost is $240, and is paid directly to GED Testing Services LLC via its website when booking the test. Applications for admission to the AHSEP are available at Application for AHSEP.
The TOEFL® and GED® test can be taken at IMCM Test & Training Center II, Building 7, Room 6, MICT Park, Hlaing Township, Yangon (Telephone: +95-1-652316, 652321).