The state of Maine uses the HiSET instead of the GED® for its High School Equivalency (HSE) testing program.
Residents of Maine can take the HiSET exam for free.
The state offers many locations where you can get HiSET preparation classes to help you become all set to pass the HiSET exam.
The HSE diploma will lead to better career options and allows for higher education.
The HiSET and GED are not available via the internet, you will have to appear at a Maine official testing site personally.
Not everybody qualifies for the program. You must not have a high school diploma or be signed up for another school program.
This page informs you about all GED or rather HiSET resources that will successfully prepare you to take the HISET (High School Equivalency Test).
Maine HiSET requirements
Age: you must be at least 17 years old. There’s no option for HiSET testing in Maine for 16-year-olds.
Fee: In Maine, there is no fee to take the HiSET test for state residents.
The ETS test fee for each of the five subtests is $10.75 (computer-based testing) or $15 (paper-based testing). The fee applies to non-residents and includes testing, scoring, and reporting.
Retesting: there is no fee for retesting in Maine for state residents.
Test-takers cannot hold a secondary education degree and also not attend another school program.
All applicants must first pass a free practice test.
HiSET prep classes in Maine
Getting all set for the Maine HiSET can be perfectly done by using an online prep course but you may also want to attend a physical prep class. Click on your city or a city near you to discover all the options in your area.
Maine HiSET testing centers
Auburn Ad. and Comm. Education – 77 Harris St, Auburn, ME 04210, 207-784-9220
Augusta Ad. and Comm. Education – 33 A Union St, Augusta, ME 04330, 207-626-2470
Bangor Ad. and Comm. Education – 121 York St, Bangor, ME 04401, 207-941-6315
Regional School Unit 1, Ad. Education – 800 High St, Bath, ME 04530, 207-443-8255
Regional School Unit 20, Ad Education – 6 B Lions Way, Belfast, ME 04915, 207-338-3197
Biddeford Ad. Education – 18 Maplewood Ave, Biddeford, ME 04005, 207-282-3883
Boothbay Region Ad. & Community Ed. – 236 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538, 207-633-3224
Regional School Unit 25, Ad and Comm Ed – 66 Bridge St, Bucksport, ME 04416, 207-469-2129
Regional School Unit 24, Ad Ed – 248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605, 207-667-6499
Regional School Unit 5, Comm Education – 17 West St, Freeport, ME 04032, 207-865-6171
Maine School Admin. Distr. 11, Ad. Ed. Program – 40 West Hill Rd, Gardiner, ME 04345, 207-582-3774
Gorham Ad. Education – 106 Weeks Rd, Gorham, ME 04038, 207-222-1095
Regional School Unit 15, Ad and Comm Education – 10 Libby Hill Rd, Gray, ME 04039, 207-657-2620
Maine School Distr. 6, Ad. Ed. – Hollis Learning Ctr, 536 River Rd, Hollis, ME 04042, 207-929-9185
Ad. Ed. of Kennebunk and Arundel – 87 Fletcher St, Kennebunk, ME 04043, 207-985-1116
Lewiston Ad. Education – 145 Birch St Ste 5, Lewiston, ME 04240, 207-784-2928
Lisbon Ad. Education – 19 Gartley St, Lisbon, ME 04250, 207-353-3037
Regional School Unit 16, Ad. Ed. – 108 Lewiston St, Mechanic Falls, ME 04256, 207-345-3217
Nokomis Regional High School – 266 Williams Rd, Newport, ME 04953, 207-368-3290
Noble Ad. and Comm. Education – 388 Somersworth Rd, No. Berwick, ME 03906, 207-676-3223
Old Orchard Beach
Old Orchard Beach High School – 40 E. Emerson Cummings Blvd, Old Orchard Bch, ME 04064, 207-934-7922
Regional School Unit 34, Ad. and Comm. Ed. – 203 Stillwater Ave, Old Town, ME 04468, 207-827-3906
Portland Public Schools – 57 Douglass St, Portland, ME 04102, 207-874-8155
Regional School Unit 38, Maranacook Ad. Ed. – 2250 Millard Harrison Dr, Readfield, ME 04355, 207-685-4923
Richmond High School – 132 Main St, Richmond, ME 04357, 207-737-4348
Regional School Unit 4, Oak Hill Ad. Ed. – RDS #1, East Rd Extension, Sabattus, ME 04280, 207-375-6605
Marshwood Ad. Education – 260 Rte 236, South Berwick, ME 03908, 207-384-5703
Oxford Hills Ad. Education – 256 Main St, South Paris, ME 04281, 207-743-8842
Sanford Comm. Ad. Education – 21 Bradeen St, Springvale, ME 04083, 207-490-5145
Regional School Unit 24, Sumner Ad Education – 2456 US Hwy 1, Sullivan, ME 04664, 207-422-9100
Regional School Unit 3, Ad and Comm Ed – 577 Mountview Rd, Thorndike, ME 04986, 207-568-3426
Merrymeeting Adult Education – 35 Republic Ave, Topsham, ME 04086, 207-729-7323
Maine School Admin. District 52 – 486 Turner Center Rd, Turner, ME 04282, 207-225-3478
Regional School Unit 57, ME Ctr for Ad Learning – 84 West Rd, Waterboro, ME 04087, 207-247-2022
Waterville High School – Brooklyn Ave, Waterville, ME 04901, 207-873-5754
Wells-Ogunquit Ad. Education – 200 Sanford Rd, Wells, ME 04090, 207-646-4565
Westbrook Ad. Education – 125 Stroudwater St, Westbrook, ME 04092, 207-854-0826
Whitefield Ad. Education – 164 Grand Army Rd, Whitefield, ME 04353, 207-549-4687
Windham/Raymond Ad. Education – 406 Gray Rd, Windham, ME 04062, 207-892-1800
Winthrop/Monmouth Ad. Ed. – 39A Highland Ave, Winthrop, ME 04364, 207-377-2265
Wiscasset Ad. and Comm. Education – 272 Gardiner Rd, Wiscasset, ME 04578, 207-882-9710
Questions? Call Maine’s state office at 207-624-6752.
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Maine HiSET scoring
Getting the diploma will improve job options and open up doors for a college education. You are required to meet these three passing standards if you want to be successful on the HiSET: You score needs to be 8 out of 20 on each one of the five subtests (Science-Social Studies-Reading-Writing-Math).
Your essay result must be at least 2 (out of maximally 6), and your total testing result cannot be less than 45 out of a possible 100.
Maine High School Equivalency diploma
When you have completed the HiSET exam successfully you will receive the Maine High School Equivalency Diploma.
This document is all over the country regarded as equivalent to a high school diploma by practically every government agency and all employers, recruiters, and colleges.
The HiSET program is very important for people who, for whatever reason, never completed high school, and gives them another option to earn an equivalent similar diploma. Listed here are locations where HiSET classes are offered in key Maine areas.
Maine HiSET online prep
- Practice Tests: Math, Social Studies, Language, and Science
- Online Prep Classes
- GED vs HiSET comparison
To summarize: For over 70 years, the GED test was more or less synonymous with high school equivalency testing in Maine, but that has changed. The Maine state is using the HiSET testing system (by Educational Testing Services) for its High School Equivalency Test.
Maine residences don’t need to pay for the HiSET test. It’s offered free of charge.