Citizenship Preparation Classes

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Thank you for your interest in our Citizenship Preparation classes. We are currently not taking applications.

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  1. Citizenship preparation classes offered by the Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center

    Our classes are offered for 10 weeks in the fall, winter, spring, and 8 weeks in the summer. In our classes, you will:

    • learn about the citizenship application form
    • practice interview questions and learn about U.S. history and civics to practice interview questions
  2. Other citizenship classes available in Montgomery County

  3. Visit our Citizenship page to find other learning resources

Visit our Citizenship Page for more citizenship resources.
To receive information about upcoming programs and classes, sign up for updates.

  • Students may only register for ONE class.
  • Must have been a permanent resident for at least four years (two years if married to a U.S. citizen).
  • Must be a Montgomery County, MD resident, 18 years or older.
  • All classes are taught in English. At least basic English required.
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New Student Registration Starts September 5 . Registration will remain open until all spaces are filled. One class will be in person at our Gaithersburg site. All other classes will be online (Zoom).

If we do not have space for you in our classes, please see list of classes offered by other providers, and also the educational resources provided on our Citizenship page.

Class Start Date: Week of September 26, 2022

Class Dates Class Day/Time Instructor
September 27 - December 6 (online) Tuesdays,  7:30 am – 9:30 am Van Nguyen
September 27 - December 6 (online) Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Carolyn Quinn
September 28 - December 7  (online) Wednesdays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Carolyn Quinn
September 28 - December 7  (online) Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Cindy Newland
September 29 - December 8  (online) Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Van Nguyen
September 29 - December 8  (online) Thursdays, 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm Daniel McCall
October 1- December 10  (online) Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Cindy Newland
October 1 - December 11 (in person) Saturdays, 10:15 am - 1:15 pm Daniel McCall
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New student registration starts on September 5. If you don't find what you're looking for you can check other programs from our partners.

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