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Continue Your Education in the U.S.

Are you continuing your education in the United States? Use these resources to study for entrance exams and learn more about what to expect on testing day.

Are you unsure of where to begin? Contact the college you wish to attend to learn about their requirements. You can also contact Portland Adult Education for help reviewing your options.

HiSET: High School Equivalency Test

TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language 

ACCUPLACER

CLEP: College Learning Examination Program 

GRE: Graduate Record Examination 

 

HiSET

In Maine, individuals without a high school diploma can take the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) so they can continue their education.

Educational Testing Service: HiSET Exam Practice

LearningExpress – HiSET Practice Exams: Take these practice exams from your computer or smartphone. This resource requires registration, but is free; it is offered through the Digital Maine Library.

HiSET Resources at Portland Public Library

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TOEFL

The Test of English as a Foreign Language – or TOEFL – is required for acceptance by many English-speaking universities.

TOEFL Exam Information and Practice

LearningExpress – TOEFL Practice Exams: Take these practice exams from your computer or smartphone. This resource requires registration, but is free; it is offered through the Digital Maine Library.

TOEFL Resources at Portland Public Library

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ACCUPLACER

The ACCUPLACER exam is used by many colleges in Maine to place students in the correct class level. Tests subjects include math, reading comprehension, and writing skills.

ACCUPLACER Practice and Information

LearningExpress – ACCUPLACER Practice Exams: Take these practice exams from your computer or smartphone. This resource requires registration, but is free; it is offered through the Digital Maine Library.

ACCUPLACER Resources at Portland Public Library

 

CLEP

Have you gained knowledge of a certain subject through prior education or independent study? Some colleges allow students to take a test in the College Learning Examination Program (CLEP) so you do can skip an introductory level course in that subject area. Exams cover such topics as literature, language study, history, science, math, and business.

CollegeBoard – CLEP Exam Information and Practice Tests

LearningExpress – CLEP Practice Exams: Take these practice exams from your computer or smartphone. This resource requires registration, but is free; it is offered through the Digital Maine Library.

Register for the Exam

 

GRE

Many graduate-level programs require prospective students take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). This is an advanced-level test, requiring vast knowledge of English and math.

GRE Exam Information and Practice

LearningExpress – Graduate School Admissions Practice Exams: Take these practice exams from your computer or smartphone. This resource requires registration, but is free; it is offered through the Digital Maine Library.

GRE Resources at Portland Public Library

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