In Maine, individuals who are looking to earn a high school equivalency diploma have passed the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET™), which is administered by the ETS (abbreviated form of the Educational Testing Service), in lieu of the GED (General Educational Development) exam since January 2014. Now, let us walk you through the Maine GED or Maine HiSET™. 


1. HiSET™ eligibility requirements in Maine (instead of GED requirements)


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HiSET™ eligibility requirements in Maine

To take HiSET™ exam, you must meet the following requirements as follows: 

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. However,If you are 17 years old, you might be qualified for taking the HiSET™ test if you haven’t enrolled in high school for at least one year and have had a state waiver, or you have been home-schooled. 
  • You have submitted passing scores on the practice test or an alternative proof of sufficient test prep before taking the actual exam. 
  • You must present a valid form of government-issued photo identification.
  • There is no test preparation required. 
  • Although you don’t need to be a resident of Maine to take the HiSET™ exam in that state, Maine residents can take the test at no charge. 

Other requirements for testing may be requested by the local testing center. Please contact the center nearest you for more information about your eligibility, the exam or the practice test.

>>> See also: GED In Georgia: How Can I Get My GED In Georgia?


2. Maine GED Test Preparation


To prepare for your high school equivalency exam, it is advisable to attend some free or low-cost programs offered by the Maine Adult Maine Adult Education Association so as to sharpen your reading, writing and math skills or brush up on your science and social studies content area knowledge. A list of Adult Education Centers can be found on the HiSET™ website. 


What’s more, if you want to learn more about test content or formatting, let’s visit the resources including sample questions, video tutorials and online study companion on the ETS website. 

Additionally, another way to prepare for your exam is to take online practice tests.  GED Test Pro is a leading educational platform, which provides you with many GED practice questions with detailed explanations to help you hone your high school knowledge and skills. Let’s practice now!


3. Maine HiSET™ Test Content and Format

The HiSET™ exam measures your proficiency in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies, just like the GED. The multiple-choice exam in Maine is offered in both English and Spanish and is administered on paper. The five portions of the HiSET™ exam can be taken all at once, or you can take each one separately and in any sequence you like:


3.1. Language Arts – Reading


During the reading portion, test takers are required to read a series of written passages to answer 50 MCQs within 65 minutes. Thereby, their reading comprehension skills and their ability to analyze a text will be evaluated. 


3.2. Language Arts – Writing


The writing portion typically asks you to complete 60 MCSs in which test takers revise selected words or phrases from a written passage and write a well-organized essay response in 120 minutes.

>>> See also: Maryland GED


3.3. Math


The 55 multiple-choice questions in the math section test candidates’ understanding of number sense, probability and statistics, geometry, and algebra. Examinees have 90 minutes to finish this section of the test.

During the math test, you are allowed to use a calculator which is provided by the testing center. 




3.4. Science


The science test consists of 60 multiple-choice questions that are given over the course of 80 minutes. Understanding of Earth, life, and physical science concepts is necessary for success in this section of the exam. Additionally, test takers are required to evaluate experiment design and interpret scientific data presented in graphs and tables.


3.5. Social Studies


One of the shorter exam sections is the social studies one, which lasts 70 minutes. It has 60 multiple-choice questions in geography, economy, governance, and history. Students will be given access to a variety of historical documents and asked to make deductions from them, assess their reliability, or distinguish between fact and opinion.


4. HiSET™ Test Scoring and Passing


If you get a score of 8 out of 20 on each individual subtest and  score at least 2 out of 6 on the language arts essay portion of the test, you will pass the Maine HiSET™ exam and earn a state-issued high-school diploma. Therefore, a scaled total score of 45 out of 100 on all five subtests is a passing score that you need to achieve. 


5. Registration and Cost


In Maine, all HiSET™ test takers must take the HiSET™ tests at an official testing center because online proctored tests aren’t available. Let’s explore the list of testing centers below and register at the one where you intend to take the exam. 


If you are a resident of Maine, there is no charge. For more information on registration, get in touch with your neighborhood testing facility or the Maine HiSET™ administrator.


6. GED and HiSET™ Transcripts


To request GED and HiSET™ transcripts in Maine, let’s visit the DiplomaSender website to access a single-source, internet-based service to accurately manage all high school equivalency testing and diploma data in a secure and accessible environment. 


7. GED Testing Center in Maine

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GED Testing Center in Maine
  • Auburn

Auburn Adult & Community Education

77 Harris Street

Auburn, ME 04210



Central Maine Community College

Center for Testing & Assessment

1250 Turner Street

Auburn, ME 04210


  • Augusta

Augusta Adult Education

Kennebec Learning Center – CBT

33 Union Street, Suite 2

Augusta, ME 04330



Maine Department of Education

23 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333


  • Bangor

Bangor Adult Learning Center – CBT

121 York Street

Bangor, ME 04401



Penobscot Job Corps – CBT

1375 Union Street

Bangor, ME 04401



  • Bar Harbor

Mt. Desert Island Adult Community College
1081 Eagle Lake Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


  • Bath

RSU 1 Adult Education

Merrymeeting Adult Education

Morse High School

826 High Street

Bath, ME 04530



  • Belfast

Belfast Adult Education Learning Center

6B Lions Way

Belfast, ME 04915



  • Bethel

Telstar Regional High School
Adult Education
284 Walkers Mills Road
Bethel, ME 04217
207-824-2136 x1340


  • Biddeford

Biddeford Adult Education Learning Center
189 Alfred Street
Biddeford, ME 04005


  • Boothbay Harbor

Boothba Region Adult & Community Education – CBT
236 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538


  • Brewer

Brewer Community Center – CBT
10 Cutler Place
Brewer, ME 04412


  • Bucksport

RSU 25 Adult Education
102 Broadway, Suite One
Bucksport, ME 04416


  • Buxton

Bonny Eagle Adult Education
290 Parker Farm Road
Buxton, ME 04093


  • Calais

Washington County Community College
Riverview Hall Multimedia Center
One College Drive
Calais, ME 04619

  • Caribou

Caribou Learning Center

75 Bennett Drive

Caribou, ME 04736


  • Charleston

Mountain View Youth Development Center – CBT

1182 Dover Road

Charleston, ME 04422


  • Deer Isle

Deer Isle Adult Education

251 N Deer Isle Road

Deer Isle, ME 04627


  • Dexter

Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative – PVAEC

Dexter Learning Center

16 Church Street

Dexter, ME 04930


  • Dover-Foxcroft

Piscalaquis Community Secondary School – CBT

9 Campus Drive

Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04443



Piscalaquis County Court House – CBT

17 Court Street

Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426




Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative – PVAEC – CBT

50 Mayo Street

Dover-Foxcroft, ME 0442

  • Ellsworth

Ellsworth Adult Education

University College Ellsworth Center

248 State Street

Ellsworth, ME 04605


  • Fairfield

Kennebec Valley Community College

92 Western Avenue, King Hall, Room 108

Fairfield, ME 04937





Lawrence Adult Education

4 School Street

Fairfield, ME 04937


  • Farmington


Franklin County Detention Center

121 County Way

Farmington, ME 04938

207- 778-3032




Mt Blue RSD 9 Adult & Community Learning Center

129 Seamon Road, Suite A

Farmington, ME 04938


  • Fort Kent


MSAD #27 Adult & Community Education

84 Pleasant Street

Fort Kent, ME 04743


  • Freeport


RSU5 Recreation & Community Education

17 West Street

Freeport, ME 04032


  • Gardiner


MSAD #11 Adult Education

40 W Hill Road

Gardiner, ME 04345


  • Gorham

Gorham Adult Education

106 Weeks Road, Room 135A

Gorham, ME 04038


  • Gray

New Gloucester High School

Adult & Community Education Office

10 Libby Hill Road

Gray, ME 04039


  • Hampden

RSU 22 ADult Education – CBT

89 Western Avenue

Hampden,ME 04444


  • Hiram

Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education – CBT

213 S Hiram Road

Hiram, ME 04041

  • Houlton

RSU 29 Maine School Administrative District

Houlton Higher Education Center

18 Military Street

Houlton, ME 04730


  • Indian Township

Axiom Education & Training Center

Princeton Campus

8 Kenebasis Road

Indian Township, ME 04668

  • Kittery

Kittery Adult Education – CBT

Traip Academy Adult Education Office

12 WIlliams Avenue

Kittery, ME 03904


  • Lewiston

Lewiston Adult Education

Adult Learning Center

145 Birch Street

Lewiston, ME 04240


  • Lincoln

Mattanawcook Academy

33 Reed Drive

Lincoln, ME 04457


  • Lisbon

Lisbon Adult & Community Education

19 Gartley Street

Lisbon, ME 04250


  • Livermore Falls

Spruce Mountain Adult Learning Center

9 Cedar Street

Livermore Falls, ME 04254


  • Machias

Axiom Education & Training Center

53 Prescott Drive

Machias, ME 04654





Axiom Education & Training Center

3 Water Street

Machias, ME 04654


  • Madawaska

Madawaska Middle High School

135 Seventh Avenue

Madawaska, ME 04756


  • Madison

Somerset Count Correctional Facility

131 E Madison Road

Madison, ME 04950


  • Mechanics Falls

RSU 16 Adult Education

129 Elm Street

Mechanics Falls, ME 04256


  • Mexico

Region 9 Adult Education

377 River Road

Mexico, ME 04257


  • Milo

Penquis Valley High School – CBT

37 W Main Street

Milo, ME 04463

  • Naples

 Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education – LRFA

1881 Roosevelt Trail

Naples, ME 04055

  • Naples

Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education – LRFA

1881 Roosevelt Trail

Naples, ME 04055

  • North Anson

RSU 74 Carrabec Community School

56 N Main St

North Anson, ME 04958


  • North Berwick

Noble Adult & Community Education

388 Somersworth Road

North Berwick, ME 03906


  • Old Orchard Beach

Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult & Community Education-CBT

Dayton School

28 Jameson Hill Road

Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064


  • Old Town

RSU 34 Adult & Community Education

203 Stillwater Avenue

Old Town, ME 04468


  • Pittsfield

MSAD #53 – Warsaw Middle School

167 School Street

Pittsfield, ME 04967


  • Portland

Cumberland County Jail

50 County Way

Portland, ME 04102


Portland Adult Education

14 Locust Street

Portland, ME 04101



Street Academy

343 Cumberland Avenue

Portland, ME 04101



  • Presque Isle

M.S.A.D. 1 Adult Education

79 Blake Street, Suite #2

Presque Isle, ME 04769



  • Readfield

RSU 38 Maranacook

2250 Millard Harrison Drive

Readfield, ME 04355



  • Rockland

Knox County Jail

327 Park Street

Rockland, ME 04841




McLain School

28 Lincoln Street

Rockland, ME 04841



  • Rockport

Five Town Community School District

Adult & Community Education

25 Keelson Drive

Rockport, ME 04856

207-236-7800 x5




  • Scarborough

Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Room A100

11 Municipal Drive

Scarborough, ME 04074



  • Skowhegan

Skowhegan Area High School

61 Academy Drive

Skowhegan, ME 04976



  • Somerville

RSU 12 – Adult Education

665 Patrick Town Road

Somerville, ME 04348

207-685-4923 x1009


  • South Berwick

Marshwood Adult & Community Education – CBT

260 Route 236

South Berwick, ME 03908



  • South Paris

Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School

Buckfield Adult Education

Nezinscot Adult Education

256 Main Street

South Paris, ME 04281

207-743-8842 x9524


  • South Portland

South Portland High School

637 Highland Avenue

South Portland, ME 04106



  • Springvale

Sanford Comm Adult Education

21 Bradeen Street, Suite 201

Springvale, ME 04083



  • Sullivan

RSU 24 – Adult Education

Sullivan Town Office Building

1888 US HWY 1

Sullivan, ME 04664



  • Thorndike

Mount View High School

577 Mount View Road

Thorndike, ME 04986

207-568-3426 x1


  • Topsham

Merrymeeting Adult Education

35 Republic Avenue

Topsham, ME 04086

207-729-7323 x2


  • Turner

MSAD#52 Adult & Community Education

486 Turner Center Road

Turner, ME 04282

207-225-1010 x4


  • Waldoboro

RSU 40/MSAD 40 – Adult Education

320 Manktown Road

Waldoboro, ME 04572



  • Wales

Oak Hill High School

56 School Road

Wales, ME 04280



  • Waterboro

Massabesic Center for Adult Learning

84 West Road, East Bldg.

Waterboro ME 04087



  • Wells

Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education

200 Sanford Road

Wells, ME 04090



  • Westbrook

Westbrook Adult Education

125 Stoudwater Street

Westbrook, ME 04092



  • Windham

Windham Raymond Adult Education

406 Gray Road

Windham, ME 04062



  • Wiscasset

Merrymeeting Adult Education – CBT

Wiscasset High School – Adult Community Education

272 Gardiner Road

Wiscasset, ME 04578



Mores High School – CBT

826 High Street

Wiscasset, ME 04578


Two Bridges Regional Jail – CBT

522 Bath Road

Wiscasset, ME 04578


  • York

York Adult Education – CBT

30 Organug Road

York, ME 03909


To sum up, this article has already provided you with a brief overview of Maine GED. Hopefully, you might find it useful. Don’t forget to follow us to see more informative blogs and take our GED Practice Tests to score in your actual exam.