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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. For safety and security reasons, please do NOT bring children. Bring a pen, pencil and your permanent resident card (green card).

Information Sessions

Mannakee Building on Rockville Campus
Citizenship Information and Registration Sessions
Locations: 

Rockville Campus (Map)
Mannakee Building
900 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
or 
East County Education Center (Map)
2221 Broadbirch Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904

East County Education Center
Choose one: 
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 6 p.m.
    • Rockville Campus, Mannakee Building,(MK) room 104
  • Saturday, February 17, 20024 at 9 a.m.
    • Rockville Campus, Mannakee Building (MK) room 104
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 6 p.m.
    • Rockville Campus, Mannakee Building (MK) room 104 
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 6 p.m.
    • Rockville Campus, Mannakee Building (MK) room 103 
  • Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 9 a.m.
    • Rockville Campus, Mannakee Building (MK) room 123
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 6 p.m.
    • Rockville Campus, Mannakee Building (MK) room 104
  • Monday, April 1, 2024 at 6 p.m.
    • East County Education Center, Room 156

Room numbers for the information sessions will be on the doors at each location.

Citizenship Information and Registration Sessions
Class Location Day(s) Time Start Date End Date
Citizenship Level 1 MC Rockville campus Sat 8:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. 4/6/2024 6/15/2024
Citizenship Level 2 MC Rockville campus Sat 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 4/6/2024 6/15/2024
Citizenship Level 1 online M/W 6:30-9:30 p.m. 4/8/2024 6/17/2024
Citizenship Level 2 online M/W 7:00-9:00 p.m. 4/8/2024 6/17/2024
Citizenship Level 1 MC Rockville campus Tu/Th 6:30-9:30 p.m. 4/9/2024 6/13/2024
Citizenship Level 2 MC Rockville campus Tu/Th 7:00-9:00 p.m. 4/9/2024 6/13/2024
Citizenship Level 1 Gaithersburg High School Tu/Th 6:30-9:30 p.m. 4/9/2024 6/13/2024
Citizenship Level 2 East County Education Center M/W 7:00-9:00 p.m. 4/8/2024 6/17/2024

 

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