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HS Diploma / HiSET

High School Diploma

If you are close to earning a Maine high school diploma (within 4 credits of completion) we can help you get there! Students hoping to earn an Adult High School Diploma should contact the office at 730-5040 to set up a meeting with the Director to strategize a plan for earning the credit(s) you need.

HiSET Testing Program

In Maine, the GED was replaced with the HiSET high school equivalency test in January, 2014. HiSET Testing is available to community members on Wednesday evenings after a scheduled Intake Appointment and required pre-testing to determine readiness for the test.

Please contact The Scarborough Adult Learning Center office at 730-5040 to schedule your Intake Appointment with the Director. We are located at Scarborough High School in room A100. Let us help you get started!


How long will it take to complete the tests?

There are 5 subject areas to be tested and appointments must be made to test:
  • Language Arts/Reading (65 minutes)
  • Language Arts/Writing (2 hours)
  • Social Studies (70 minutes)
  • Science (80 minutes)
  • Mathematics (90 minutes)
All tests consist of at least 50 multiple choice questions, and the Writing test includes an essay.

Can I use a calculator?

Yes, a calculator is available for the math test. Students should have completed at least Basic Algebra in order to successfully complete the test.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost for HiSET pre-testing, testing or prep classes, or for adult diploma classes in Maine as the DOE subsidizes testing and preparation.

How will I know if I need a preparation class?

After your Intake Appointment, candidates will take the five official pre-tests, prior to scheduling actual HiSET testing. If pre-testing indicates further preparation is needed, free test prep classes are available Wednesday evenings at Scarborough Adult Learning Center. Additional practice tests can be found at: