Academic Preparation

Earn your Maryland high school diploma. Enroll in "English for Speakers of Other Languages" (ESOL) courses to prepare for work or college. Take developmental English courses to prepare for college.

Adult Education (Maryland High School Diploma Options and English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Did life get in the way before you completed your high school diploma? Wor-Wic offers free Adult Basic Education and GED courses for Wicomico County residents who want to earn their high school diploma. If taking the GED Test is not your preferred option to get your high school diploma, the National External Diploma Program is non-instructional and self-directed. Eligible test scores are required to become enrolled. The program is offered to Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset County residents for a fee of $150.

Do you need help with reading, speaking, listening or writing skills because English is not your native language? We also offer English for Speakers of Other Languages courses for free to Wicomico County residents.

For more information about attending classes, call us at 443-669-6373 or 410-334-2815, email or check out the non-credit schedule. Worcester County residents call 410-632-5071; Somerset County residents call 410-651-2285 or 410-677-4261.


College Prep


College Preparation for English Language Learners

Courses in reading, grammar, writing, listening and speaking skills to prepare non-native speakers of English to take college-level courses. Students must take the ESOL Accuplacer and obtain qualifying test scores before they can register for the courses. To find out more information about how to make an appointment to take the ESOL Accuplacer, contact us at 410-334-2815 or

The Gladys Martha Allen College Prep scholarship application will help pay for College Prep ESOL academic preparation courses. Complete this application to apply.


Developmental English

Foundations of College Literacy (ENG 087)
This course is designed to prepare students for college credit courses College Reading (ENG 095) and/or Basic Writing (ENG 096) or College Literacy: Reading and Writing (ENG 097). Areas of instruction include reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and paragraph and essay writing. The course is self-paced and completed online through Blackboard. The work may be completed on campus in the Reading and Writing Center (BH 227) or anywhere the student has access to a computer and the internet. Students are encouraged to spend a minimum of four to six hours each week working in the Reading and Writing Center, where they will have access to qualified instructors to assist them with course materials and instruction. This is a self-paced course that runs for 10 consecutive weeks. A new session of the course starts every week. New students must attend a mandatory orientation session in BH 227 on the first day of the class. Contact Denean Jones-Ward at 410-334-2820 or for more information about the class or how to register.



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