GED (HiSET) in Maine

The state of Maine uses the HiSET® exam 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 prepare you to successfully take the HISET (High School Equivalency Test).

All HiSET prep locations and testing centers in Maine are listed as well on this page.

Maine GED Requirements (HiSET)

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. Proof of Maine residency is required to take the HiSET exam at no charge.

For non-residents of Maine, the fee for each of the five HiSET subtests is $45. Non-resident test-takers will get two free retests per subtest but for each retest, a $15 test center fee applies. 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 the Official HiSET Practice Test available at local HiSET test centers or provide evidence of similar preparation (to the satisfaction of the testing center).

In the state of Maine, HiSET testing is only available in English.

The Maine HiSET exam is delivered in a computer-based format. Test-takers who need to take the exam in another format due to disability or health-related reasons should timely contact their local test center or request accommodations by mail (ETS Disability Services, PO Box 6054, Princeton, NJ 08541-6054).

GED Prep Classes in Maine (HiSET)

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 region.

Maine GED Testing Centers (HiSET)

Auburn
Auburn Adult and Comm Ed – 77 Harris St – Auburn – ME 04210 – Ph: (207) 333.6661GED in Maine
Augusta
Kennebec Learning Ctr – 33 A Union St – Augusta – ME 04330 – Ph: (207) 626.2470
Bangor
The Learning Center – 121 York St – Bangor – ME 04401 – Ph: (207) 941.6315
Penobscot Job Corps Ctr – 1375 Union St – Bangor – ME 04401 – Ph: (207) 990.3000
Bar Harbor
Mt Desert Island Adult Ed – 1081 Eagle Lake Rd – Bar Harbor – ME 04609 – Ph: (207) 288.4703
Bath
Merrymeeting Adult Ed – 800 High St – Bath  – ME 04530 – Ph: (207) 443.8255
Belfast
Belfast Adult Education – 39 Lions Way – Belfast – ME 04915 – Ph: (207) 338.3197
Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Region Adult Ed – 236 Townsend Ave – Boothbay Harbor – ME 04538 – Ph: (207) 633.3224
Brewer
Brewer Community Center – 10 Cutler Pl – Brewer – ME 04412 – Ph: (207) 941.6315
Bethel
Telstar Reginal High – 284 Walkers Mills Rd – Bethel – ME 04217 – Ph: (207) 824.2136 x 1340
Biddeford
Biddeford Adult Ed – 189 Alfred St – Biddeford – ME 04005 – Ph: (207) 282.4134
Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Region Adult & Comm Ed – 236 Townsend Ave – Boothbay Harbor – ME 04538 – Ph: (207) 633.3224
Bucksport
RSU #25 Adult Education – 102 Broadway (Ste 1) – Bucksport – ME 04416 – Ph: (207) 469.2129
Buxton
Bonny Eagle Adult Ed – 290 Parker Farm Rd – Buxton – Maine 04093 – Ph: (207) 929.9185
Calais
Washington Co Comm Coll – 1 College Dr – Calais – ME 04619 – Ph: (207) 454.1000
Caribou
Caribou Learning Ctr (Ste Z) – 308 Sweden St – Caribou – ME 04736 – Ph: (207) 493.4272
Charleston
Mountain View Youth Dev Ctr – 1182 Dover Rd – Charleston – ME 04422 – Ph: (207) 285.0880
Damariscotta
Central Lincoln Co Adult Ed – 767 Main St – Damariscotta – ME 04543 – Ph: (207) 563.2811
Deer Isle
Deer Isle-Stonington Adult Ed – 251 N Deer Isle Rd – Deer Isle – ME 04627 – Ph: (207) 348.6433
Dexter
Dexter Regional High – 175 Fern Rd – Dexter – ME 04930 – Ph: (207) 564.5884
PVAEC Adult Education – 16 Church St – Dexter – ME 04930 – Ph: (207) 564.6525
Dover-Foxcroft
PVAEC Adult Education – 50 Mayo St – Dover-Foxcroft – ME 04426 – Ph: (207) 564.6525
East Millinocket
RSU #67 Adult Ed (Katahdin Reg HEC) – 1 Dirigo Dr – East Millinocket – ME 04430 – Ph: (207) 746.5741
Ellsworth
Ellsworth Education Ctr – 248 State St – Ellsworth – ME 04605 – Ph: (207) 664.7110
Fairfield
Lawrence Adult Ed – 4 School St – Fairfield – ME 04937 – Ph: (207) 453.4200
Farmington
Mt Blue RSD #9 Adult Ed – 128 Seaman Rd (Ste A) – Farmington – ME 04938 – Ph: (207) 778.3460

Fort Kent
MSAD #27 Adult Ed – 84 Pleasant St – Fort Kent – ME 04743 – Ph: (207) 834.3536
Freeport
RSU #5 Recreation & Comm Ed – 17 West St – Freeport – ME 04032 – Ph: (207) 865.6171
Fryeburg
Fryeburg Library HiSET Testing – 515 Main St – Fryeburg – ME 04037 – Ph: (207) 627.4291
Gardiner
MSAD #11 Adult Ed (Gardiner High) – 40 West Hill Rd – Gardiner – ME 04345 – Ph: (207) 582.3774
Gorham
Gorham Adult Education – 106 Weeks Rd – Gorham – ME 04038 – Ph: (207) 222.1095
Gray
Gray-New Gloucester High – 10 Libby Hill Rd – Gray – ME 04039 – Ph: (207) 657.9612
Greenville
Greenville Adult Education – 130 Pritham Ave – Greenville – ME 04441 – Ph: (207) 695.2666 x 252
Guilford
Piscataquis Comm Secondary School – 9 Campus Dr – Guilford – ME 04443 – Ph: (207) 564.5884
Hampden
RSU #22 Adult Education – 28 Main Rd S – Hampden – ME 04444 – Ph: (207) 862.6422
Houlton
Houlton Education Ctr (RSU #29) – 18 Military St – Houlton – ME 04730 – Ph: (207) 521.3100
Kennebunk
RSU #21 Adult Ed of Kennebunk & Arundel – 177 Alewive Rd – Kennebunk – ME 04043 – Ph: (207) 985.1116
Kittery
Traip Academy (Kittery Adult Ed) – 12 Williams Ave – Kittery – ME 03904 – Ph: (207) 439.5896
Lewiston
Lewiston Adult Education – 145 Birch St – Ste 5 – Lewiston – ME 04240 – Ph: (207) 784.2928
Lincoln
RSU #67 Adult Ed (Mattanawcook Academy) – 33 Reed Dr – Lincoln – ME 04457 – Ph: (207) 794.6767
Lisbon
Lisbon Adult Education – 19 Gartley St – Lisbon – ME 04250 – Ph: (207) 353.3037
Livermore Falls
Spruce Mountain Adult Ed Ctr – 9 Cedar St – Livermore Falls – ME 04254 – Ph: (207) 897.6384
Machias
Axiom Education Ctr – 6 Colonial Way – Machias – ME 04654 – Ph: (207) 255.4917
Madawaska
Madawaska Middle High School – 135 7th Ave – Madawaska – ME 04756 – Ph: (207) 728.6314
Mechanic Falls
RSU 16 Adult Ed – 129 Elm St – Mechanic Falls – ME 04256 – Ph: (207) 345.3217
Mexico
Region 9 Adult Ed – 377 River Rd – Mexico – ME 04257 – Ph: (207) 364.2012
Milo
Penquis Valley High – 37 W Main St – Milo – ME 04463 – Ph: (207) 564.6525
Naples
LRFA Freyburg – 1881 Roosevelt Tr – Naples – ME 04055 – Ph: (207) 627.4291
Newport
Nokomis Regional High (RSU #19 Adult Ed) – 266 Williams Rd – Newport – ME 04953 – Ph: (207) 368.3290
North Anson
RSU #74 Adult Learning Ctr – 56 N Main St – North Anson – ME o4958 – Ph: (207) 635.2727
North Berwick
Noble Adult and Comm Ed – 388 Somersworth Rd – North Berwick – ME 03906 – Ph: (207) 676.3223
Old Orchard Beach
Old Orchard Beach High – 28 Jameson Hill Rd – Old Orchard Beach – ME 04064 – Ph: (207) 934.7922
Old Town
RSU #34 Adult Ed – 203 Stillwater Ave – Old Town – ME 04468 – Ph: (207) 827.3906
Pittsfield
MSAD #53 Adult Ed – 167 School St – Pittsfield – ME 04897 – Ph: (207) 487.5145
Porter
MSAD #55 Adult & Comm Ed – 213 S Hiram Rd – Porter – ME 04041 – Ph: (207) 625.3092
Portland
Portland Adult Education – 14 Locust St – Portland – ME 04101 – Ph: (207) 874.8155
Presque Isle
MSAD #1 Adult Education – 79 Blake St – Ste 2 – Presque Isle – ME 04769 – Ph: (207) 764.4776
Readfield
RSU #38 Maranacook Adult Ed – 2250 Millard Harrison Dr – Readfield – ME 04355 – Ph: (207) 685.4923 x 1009
Rockland
RSU #13 Adult Education – 28 Lincoln St – Rockland – ME 04841 – Ph: (207) 594.5154
Rockport
Five Town Adult Ed – 25 Keelson Dr – Rockport – ME 04856 – Ph: (207) 236.7800 x 5
Scarborough
Scarborough Adult Ed Ctr – 11 Municipal Dr – Scarborough – ME 04074 – Ph: (207) 730.5040
Skowhegan
RSU #54 Adult Ed – 61 Academy Cir – Skowhegan – ME 04976 – Ph: (207) 474.7553
Somerville
RSU #12 HiSET Testing – 665 Patrick Town Rd – Somerville – ME 04348 – Ph: (207) 549.4687
South Berwick
Marshwood Ad. Education – 260 Dow Hwy – South Berwick – ME 03908 – Ph: (207) 384.5703
South Paris
Oxford Hills-Nezinscot Adult Ed – 256 Main St – South Paris – ME 04281 – Ph: (207) 743.8842 x 9524
South Portland
South Portland High – 637 Highland Ave – South Portland – ME 04106 – Ph: (207) 874.8155
A.R. Gould School – 675 Westbrook St – South Portland – ME 04106 – Ph: (207) 822.2662
Springvale
Sanford Comm Adult Ed – 21 Bradeen St – Springvale – ME 04083 – Ph: (207) 490.5145
Stacyville
RSU #50 Adult Ed – 800 Station Rd – Stacyville – ME 04777 – Ph: (207) 365.4284
Sullivan
RSU #24 Adult Ed – 1888 U.S. 1 – Sullivan – ME 04664 – Ph: (207) 422.4794
Thorndike
Mountain View High (RSU #3) – 577 Mountview Rd – Thorndike – ME 04986 – Ph: (207) 568.3426
Topsham
Merrymeeting Adult Ed – 35 Republic Ave – Topsham – ME 04086 – Ph: (207) 729.7323
Turner
MSAD#52 Adult & Comm Ed – 486 Turner Center Rd – Turner – ME 04282 – Ph: (207) 225.1010 x 4
Van Buren
MSAD #24-Van Buren Adult Ed – 169 Main St – Van Buren – ME 04785 – Ph: (207) 868.5758
Waldoboro
MSAD #40 Adult Ed – 320 Manktown Rd – Waldoboro – ME 04572 – Ph: (207) 832.5205
Wales
Oak Hill High – 56 School Rd – Wales – ME 04280 – Ph: (207) 376.6605
Waterboro
Massabesic Ctr for Adult Learning – 84 West Rd – Waterboro – ME 04087 – Ph: (207) 247.2022

Waterville
Mid-Maine Reg Adult Ed – 1 Brooklyn Ave – Waterville – ME 04901 – Ph: (207) 873.5754
Wells
Wells High (Wells-Ogunquit Adult Ed) 200 Sanford Rd – Wells – ME 04090 – Ph: (207) 646.4565
Westbrook
Westbrook Adult Education – 125 Stroudwater St – Westbrook – ME 04092 – Ph: (207) 854.0826
Windham
Windham/Raymond Adult Ed – 406 Gray Rd – Windham – ME 04062 – Ph: (207) 892.1800
Winthrop
Winthrop/Monmouth Adult Ed – 39A Highland Ave – Winthrop – ME 04364 – Ph: (207) 377.2265
Wiscasset
Wiscasset Adult & Comm Ed – 272 Gardiner Rd – Wiscasset – ME 04578 – Ph: (207) 443.8255
Morse High School – 826 High St – Wiscasset – ME 04578 – Ph: (207) 882.9710
York
York Adult Education – 30 Organug Rd – York – ME 03909 – Ph: (207) 393.7922

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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.

To summarize: For over 70 years, the GED test had been more or less synonymous with high school equivalency testing in Maine, but that changed a few years back. The state of Maine 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.

Disclaimer: This website’s practice tests are not related to the Official GED Practice Test™ by the American Council on Education (ACE) and GED Testing Service. ACE and GED Testing Service LLC have not approved, authorized, endorsed, been involved in the development of, or licensed the content of these practice tests. The rights are with GED Testing Service.

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