Portland Adult Education
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    • 14 Locust Street
    • Portland, Maine 04101
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College Preparation

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  • If you are an adult with a High School credential who wants to succeed in college, we can help you to achieve that goal. With the support of an advisor, you will develop a plan to improve your academic skills and prepare for community college or university.

    The College Transitions Program includes:
    - Skills assessment and testing
  • - Financial aid, academic, and career advising
  • - Classes to improve essential academic skills

To be eligible for the program, you must have a High School Diploma or its equivalent (HiSET/GED). You must also qualify to enroll in either of the upper levels of Math and English.

For more information about the College Transitions program, please contact the Academic Advisor Anja Hanson, at [email protected] or by calling (207)-874-8155.

For information on how to get a High School Diploma or the HiSET, click here

Below are courses and learning opportunities available for College Transitions students.


- Applied Algebra A or B

  • - Reading/Writing 200
  • - ACCUPLACER Preparation (Reading & Grammar)
  • - College Writing Workshop
  • - Biology
  • - Chemistry
  • - Relevant computer courses

Learning Lab

The lab provides supported online learning opportunities for students who wish to study for the HiSET or Accuplacer exams using online tools and support from staff, which includes people who have recently passed these tests themselves. An experienced educator will guide your studies and help you achieve your academic goals.

For information on learning lab hours, click here.