In Maine there is no cost for Maine residents to take the HiSET test. You can take the test if you’re not a Maine resident, but you do have to pay for it. It’s a little less than $60 for non-Maine residents to take the test. There are no fees for tutoring and/or classes to prepare for the HiSET either. Sometimes people who to purchase some inexpensive materials provided by the program, but materials are available on loan.
No. We serve people from all over the state of Maine – any resident of Maine can register for our courses.
In Maine, we offer the option to take the High School Equivalency Test. This test replaced the General Educational Development (GED) Test in Maine. Upon passing the HiSET Test you earn a Maine High School Equivalency Diploma, just like the GED . The value is the same and it’s still available at no cost thanks to Maine legislature. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or 207.664.7110. Our HiSET program is very individualized and starts with a free and confidential advising session. At this session people learn about what to expect on the test, the different ways to prepare for the official test and how this option compares to other options for attaining a high school credential.
Unless otherwise noted in the course description, courses are open to individuals seventeen (17) years of age and older, who are not attending school. In some cases, permission may be granted by the director. To request a waiver, please contact Annie Sargent, Director by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or by phone at 207.664.7110.
A full refund will be issues if a course is cancelled by Ellsworth Adult Eduation. Students cancelling their participation in class seven (7) days or less before the start of the first clas will not receive a refund. Refunds are not issued after the start of a class; however, if a student is dissatisfied with the course after it begins and wishes to request a refund they may submit a letter or email of explanation to Annie Sargent director at email@example.com; 248 State Street, Suite 1, Ellsworth, ME 04605. We strive for 100% satisfaction and your input is important to us.
Online: We’re always open! Using our secure web portal, you can register and pay for classes 24/7 using a debit or credit card: www.ellsworth.maineadulted.org.
By Mail: Send your registration form (page 23) with a check, money order, or completed debit/credit card info to: Ellsworth Adult Education, 248 State Street, Suite 16b, Ellsworth, ME 04605.
By Phone: Phone registrations are accepted using VISA, MasterCard or Discover; debit and credit cards are processed through our secure web portal.
In Person: Walk-in registration at our Adult Education office at the Mill Mall on 248 State Street in Ellsworth. You may pay by cash, check, or credit/debit card. Cash payments will only be accepted in person and must be for the exact amount. There is a $30.00 charge for returned checks.
Where applicable, individual tuition, lab and materials fees are listed in the course description. In cases of documented hardship, payment plans may be arranged with the director for certificate programs only.
Ellsworth Adult Eduation is based at the Mill Mall at 248 State Street, Suite 1, Ellsworth, Maine. The office is located within the University of Maine Augusta site. The entrance is behind the Mall. It’s the door closest to the Downeast Family YMCA. Most of our academic classes are located at our center, in Ellsworth Ellsworth Elementary Middle School, Ellsworth High School, Hancock County Technical School and at several community based sites. Each class location is indicated on the website.
The Fall 2020 Ellsworth Adult Education course catalog will be sent to the postal patrons mid October 2020. The online course catalog is currently live and the print catalog is available for download on the homepage of this site. The Winter/Spring 2021 Catalog will be sent the first week in January 2021.