High School Completion/GED®
If you're an adult without a high school diploma, the Adult High School Diploma or the GED® could be your route to improved career prospects, a college education and increased earnings potential. The Maine Department of Education offers assistance to those seeking to earn their GED or Adult High School Diploma, those seeking copies of their GED records and transcripts, and those preparing students to earn a GED or adult diploma.
Adult High School Completion
Adult High School Diploma programs are central to the mission and tradition of Maine Adult Education. These are secondary educational offerings that lead to a high school diploma awarded by the local district. Because programs vary from location to location, please contact your local Adult Education office for more information.
- Maine's Adult Education Curriculum-Based Project. Adult High School Diploma programs are not required to use these curricula, but the Maine DOE offers these resources as best practices.
The General Education Development (GED®) program provides adults with an opportunity to obtain a certificate with the legal standing of a high school diploma through a pre-testing, preparation and testing program.
- Find a GED Testing Center. Looking for a place to take your GED exam? Of the 84 testing centers in Maine, find the one nearest to you.
- International GED Testing Program. Candidates who have successfully tested through Pearson Vue's International GED Testing Program are eligible to receive a Maine High School Equivalency Diploma.
- Testing Policies & Requirements. Age, residency and test score requirements, as well as other policies dealing with who may test and how to access testing services in Maine.
- Search for Classes & Programs. Find GED courses you're interested in by using the Maine Adult Education Association's directory.
- Disability Accommodations for GED Testing. Request and learn more about testing accommodation forms.
- Request GED Transcript. Do you need a copy of your official GED transcript? This web page provides instructions for requesting your Maine GED records.
- Resources for Educators. GED Testing Service resources designed for Adult Education professionals. Find brochures, assessment guides and other resources you can use with test-takers and colleagues in adult education and GED testing.
Beginning in 2014, there will be a new GED® test. The current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013, and scores will expire. If you have started your GED and haven’t finished, now is the time. Adult education has joined the Closeout Campaign and would like to help you finish your GED. Learn more about the closeout campaign and how to finish your GED.
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