New Student Registration


Registration is NOW open!

Students who have previously attended DCDAL or another adult education site and have either valid test scores and/or specific credits may not be required to attend an in person orientation session. Virtual orientation sessions will be assigned after DCDAL has determined their eligibility.

Students who have not attended DCDAL or another adult education site and have specific credits may not be required to attend an in person orientation. Virtual orientation sessions will be assigned after DCDAL has received the applicant’s transcript and indicated their eligibility. Transcripts can be faxed to 302-883-0421 or emailed to

Students who do not meet the eligibility for virtual orientation will have to attend an in person session. You will be required to complete enrollment paperwork, eligibility testing, provide a writing sample and meet with a staff member. Please be prepared for the in person session to last between 3-4 hours. A photo ID is required.

Once you click on the link, you will be redirected to a third party event registration site.  First select “1” registration ticket and then click “Register.”  You will then be directed to complete a registration info form.  **Please note that once you register- you may not reschedule.

You may only register for ONE orientation session. Multiple registrations will be deleted and you will lose your seat to attend a session.


**Special COVID-19 Statement:

DCDAL is committed to caring for the health and well-being of our visitors, staff, and students and playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders. DCDAL continues to observe heightened cleaning and sanitation protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please review the following guidelines before registering:

Additional precautions: DCDAL is also taking precautions for every staff person and visitor to protect them. Prior to entering our office, all staff/visitors must complete a pre-check, including safety precautions such as taking their temperature, to ensure they are well. All visitors and staff are also required to wear facial coverings when in public areas throughout the facility.

Safety Protocols: We respectfully require all visitors and staff to follow social distancing and safety protocols recommended by public health officials, including wearing a facial covering when visiting our office. It is our responsibility to protect our staff and YOU and comply with local public health mandates.  As such, DCDAL has the right and responsibility to refuse entrance to our office to those individuals who are not wearing facial coverings. 

DCDAL Office

October 29, 2020 – 12:30 P.M.


Are you thinking about returning to school, but you are not sure how to prepare?  Here are some tips and resources to review prior to attending an orientation session.


TABE 11/12 (Test of Adult Basic Education) Test Preparation

The testing that you will complete at orientation will assess your math and reading skill levels.  A new version of the test will used beginning Summer 2019. You may wish to review basic math and reading concepts prior to testing.  Practice questions are available for FREE online.  Check them out here:


Writing Assessment Preparation

You will be required to complete a writing sample.  The writing prompt provided will be based on your score on the reading portion of the TABE test.  It is expected that you will write a traditional five (5) paragraph essay for this assessment.  There are many writing resources available for FREE online.  Here are a few suggestions:


Do you need testing or instructional accommodations?

Delaware Adult Education programs comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2010. If you need a special accommodation, please contact Cathy Kipp, Executive Director at least three (3) weeks prior to orientation:


Phone:  302-883-0420

Fax:  302-883-0421

All information is kept confidential.

See for more information.

Click here for detailed accessibility information for our James H. Groves Adult High School Program.

Click here for detailed accessibility information for our ABE/GED Preparation Programs.


Are you under the age of 18?

All potential students under the age of 18 must be officially withdrawn high school and must provide the following documentation to be eligible for enrollment at DCDAL:

• Official transcript from last school attended
• Official withdrawal form from last school attended- This form must be signed by the school and by the parent/guardian
• Letter of recommendation- This letter must be from a staff and/or faculty member at the last school attended and must recommend the potential student for classes at DCDAL

**No potential students under the age of 18 will be permitted to enroll in any program at DCDAL until all of the above criteria are met.

Questions? Please contact the DCDAL office at 1-302-883-0420
Documents may be faxed directly to our office at 1-302-883-0421

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