Academic Preparation

Earn your Maryland high school diploma. Enroll in "English as a Second Language" (ESL) courses to prepare for work or college. Take developmental English courses to prepare for college.

Adult Education (Adult Basic Education/GED/English as a Second Language/National External Diploma Program)

Did life get in the way before you completed your high school diploma? Wor-Wic offers free courses for Wicomico County residents who want to earn their high school diploma.

Having trouble finding employment because English is not your native language? We also offer "English as a Second Language" courses for free.

You must attend a registration session prior to starting classes. For more information, 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.

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


College Prep ESL

Courses in reading, grammar, writing, listening and speaking skills help to prepare non­-native speakers of English to take college-level courses.


Developmental English

Foundations of College Literacy (ENG 087)
This course is designed to prepare students for ENG 095 and/or ENG 096 or 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. Note: This is a self-paced course that runs for 10 consecutive weeks. A new session of the course starts every Monday (with a few exceptions for holidays). New students must attend a mandatory orientation session in BH 227 on the first day of the class. The specific time of the orientation will be arranged at registration. To learn more information about the class and how to register, please visit the Reading and Writing Center located in BH 227 or call 410-334-2842. Tuition: $162 Fee: $21

Upcoming course start dates are as follows:

ZDEV-017-0106 M 4/11
ZDEV-017-0107 M 4/18
ZDEV-017-0108 M 4/25
ZDEV-017-0021 M 5/2
ZDEV-017-0022 M 5/9
ZDEV-017-0023 M 5/16
ZDEV-017-0024 M 6/6
ZDEV-017-0025 M 6/13
ZDEV-017-0026 M 6/20
ZDEV-017-0027 M 6/27
ZDEV-017-0028 M 7/11
ZDEV-017-0029 M 7/18
ZDEV-017-0030 M 7/25
ZDEV-017-0031 M 8/1
ZDEV-017-0032 M 8/8

College Prep



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