Citizenship Preparation Classes

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Thank you for your interest in our Citizenship Preparation classes. We are currently not taking applications.
Registration for the Spring 2023 session will start in March 2023.

To receive information about classes for next semester, please sign up for updates.

  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 March 14 . Registration will remain open until all spaces are filled. One (Saturday) 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 March 28, 2023

Class Dates Class Day/Time Instructor
March 28 - May 30 (online) Tuesdays,  7:30 am – 9:30 am Van Nguyen
March 28 - May 30 (online) Tuesdays, 7:00pm - 9:00 pm Carolyn Quinn
March 29 - May 31  (online) Wednesdays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Carolyn Quinn
March 29 - May 31  (online) Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Cindy Newland
March 30 - June 1  (online) Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Van Nguyen
March 30 - June 1   (online) Thursdays, 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm Daniel McCall
April 1- June 3   (online) Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Cindy Newland
April 1 - June 3  (in person) Saturdays, 10:15 am - 1:15 pm Daniel McCall

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New student registration starts on March 14. If you don't find what you're looking for you can check other programs from our partners.

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