Wor-Wic has an open door admission policy. Standard entrance examinations are not required, but free
placement assessments are administered to assist in the appropriate selection of courses.
Admission is open to anyone 16 years old or older who has graduated from or left elementary or secondary
school and has the ability to benefit from instruction. Current high school students who are at least
16 years old must provide signed authorization from the high school principal or his or her designee
indicating that they have permission to attend. Students under the age of 16 who are identified as having
the ability to benefit by Wor-Wic’s dean of student development can be admitted if they have completed
at least the seventh grade and have Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) reading and mathematics subset scores
of at least 600 or American College Testing (ACT) subset scores of at least 24.
Wor-Wic accepts foreign nationals who can provide sufficient evidence to prove their domicile and document
their legal status to be in the U.S. during the period of their enrollment. However, as an institution
that serves the local community, Wor-Wic does not function as an international student training center,
and is not authorized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to issue I-20 forms.
Jump Start Program for Dual Enrollment Students
We offer high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to jump start their college career by taking
courses at Wor-Wic Community College or their high school. Students must be at least 16 years old and
have a GPA of at least 2.75. Students are encouraged to talk to their Guidance Counselors for further
information. For further information, contact the Admissions Office or refer to the
Jump Start flyer.
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Limited Admission Programs
Emergency medical services, nursing, occupational therapy assistant and radiologic technology are limited admission programs. Anyone
interested in these programs should obtain an admission information packet from the admissions office.
Acceptance of Credits into Wor-Wic
From High School Articulation Agreements
High school students in Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset and Dorchester counties are eligible to receive
college credit for certain courses they have completed in high school as a result of articulation agreements
between Wor-Wic and the local boards of education. Students seeking articulation credit must have a
copy of their high school transcript forwarded to the registrar's office for review prior to registering
for course work. High school students who have acquired competencies in courses that are equivalent
to college or university courses receive college credit after completing one term at the
college, and the course does not need to be repeated. Articulation credits are transferable to other
Maryland public post-secondary institutions. Information on eligibility can be obtained from the registrar's
From Standardized Testing Agencies
Wor-Wic accepts College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Advanced Placement (AP) course work completed
with a score of “3” or higher. Students who have completed AP courses in high school should have an
official score report sent to Wor-Wic’s registrar’s office from the College Board. Copies of high school
transcripts are not acceptable.
From Other Colleges and Universities
Wor-Wic accepts courses that have been completed at another regionally-accredited, degree-granting institution
of higher education if the courses are equivalent to and meet the requirements of the student's program
of study at Wor-Wic. Upon the receipt of official transcripts, transfer credits are evaluated by the
registrar on a course-by-course basis. Semester hours for classes at a school operating on a quarter
hour system are adjusted to determine equivalent semester hours.
In addition to the same graduation requirements that apply to all other students, transfer students
must complete at least 25 percent of their coursework at Wor-Wic. Credits awarded by proficiency examinations
at other institutions are also accepted at Wor-Wic. Transfer credits are counted toward credits needed
for a degree, but they are not used in the computation of grade point average (except for the calculation
of admission points in emergency medical services, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist assistant and radiologic technology). If a student
has received a grade of "B" or better in a course for which transfer credit has been awarded,
that course cannot be repeated for credit at Wor-Wic. If a student registers for a course and subsequently
receives transfer credit for that course, the course registration is changed to an audit status.
Students who are on academic probation or suspension at other schools may be accepted at Wor-Wic. These
students are automatically placed on probation. Students in this status are strongly encouraged to consult
with their advisor and the director of retention and student success.
From Foreign Institutions
Foreign students who want to be admitted as high school graduates or who want to transfer college credits
into Wor-Wic must have their high school or college transcripts evaluated by an acceptable academic
credential evaluation service, at their own expense. The registrar maintains a list of acceptable academic
credential evaluation services. Credits transferred from foreign institutions are treated the same as
transfer credits from U.S. institutions.
From the Military and Other Non-Traditional Ways
Military credits and credits for specialized training recognized by the American Council on Education
are treated the same as transfer credits.
Students who want to return to Wor-Wic after a Fall or Spring term of non-enrollment should submit a completed Student Reactivation Form to the admissions office.
When a student is readmitted after one calendar year of non-enrollment, the student must follow the requirements and regulations in the catalog that is in effect on the date of readmission or the catalog of any subsequent year.
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