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Citizenship Preparation Program

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Citizenship Preparation Program
The Citizenship Preparation Program is a free program that will help you prepare for the interview and exam

          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 Montgomery College may be able to help you for free.


Open to all legal permanent residents of Maryland.

Upcoming registration dates and times:

June 9th at 6:00pm

September 8th at 6:00pm

June 13th at 9:00am

September 12th at 9:00am

July 7th at 6:00pm

October 6th at 6:00pm

July 11th at 9:00am

October 10th at 9:00am

August 4th at 6:00pm

November 3rd at 6:00pm

August 8th at 9:00am

November 8th at 9:00am


*printable flyer


For more information please contact :
Izis Weills, Citizenship Program Assistant, phone 240-567-8839 or
Nancy Newton, Citizenship Program Director or call 240-567-8169

  • 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

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 is 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.

Helpful Links:

AELGESOL GED Refugee Center Citizenship Program

Mailing Address
Montgomery College
Workforce Development & Continuing Education
Citizenship Preparation Program
Office: 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 310
Wheaton, Maryland 20902


Contact Us:
Nancy Newton
Citizenship Program Director
Phone: 240-567-8169
Fax: 240-567-8977

Izis Weills, Citizenship Program Aide
Phone: 240-567-8839

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