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Citizenship Preparation Program

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Are you a legal permanent resident? Are you interested in applying for citizenship? Do you need help preparing for the U.S. Citizenship test and interview? Montgomery College may be able to help. Come to one of the following information and registration sessions and discover how MC may be able to help you for free.

Citizenship Information and Registration Sessions

You must attend an information session. Please do NOT bring children! Please bring a pen, pencil and your permanent resident card (green card). Everyone must wear a mask even if fully vaccinated. 

Information Sessions

Cafritz Building at TP/SS Campus, Montgomery College
Takoma Park / Silver Spring Campus *Mapnew window
Cafritz Building, Room 245
930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Choose one:

  • Tuesday, August 16th at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 17th at 9:00 a.m.
Mannakee Building, Center for Training Excellence, Rockville Campus, Montgomery College
Rockville Campus *Mapnew window
Mannakee Building, Room 101
900 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Choose one: 

  • Saturday, August 20th at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 13th at 6:00 p.m. 


Learn more about the Citizenship Program

The Citizenship Preparation Program of Montgomery College, funded by a grant from USCIS through the Department of Homeland Security, is the go to for legal permanent residents of Maryland. We offer two levels of class, from low beginning to high intermediate, and provide students with the English language, history, and civics knowledge they need to be successful during and after the naturalization process. Classes range from 40 to 60 hours long, with various schedules available to learners.

In addition to educational support, the program offers free naturalization legal services. Legal Permanent Residents (green card holders) can receive free assistance from immigration attorneys, contracted from Catholic Charities: This free legal assistance includes help with completion and filing of the N-400 application for Naturalization.

The program serves students from an array of countries, ranging from China to Sierra Leone, and El Salvador to Sri Lanka, representing 60 countries with more than 40 different languages spoken. The Citizenship Preparation Program encourages students to think beyond the naturalization test and interview and look at what it really means to become a citizen of the United States.

The Citizenship Preparation Program was named one of President Barack Obama’s Champions of Change with regards to Immigration Integration President Obama's Champions of Change Come and join our wonderful program and let us help you fulfill your dream of becoming a citizen of the United States of America.


Our staff speaks multiple languages:

  •  Hablamos español, We speak Spanish
  •  Falamos português, We speak Portuguese
  • 我们说中文, We speak Chinese
  • Мы говорим по-русски, We speak Russian