The English and Citizenship Program is open to adult English language learners from the low-intermediate to intermediate levels who are Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) preparing to take the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization exam. New applicants should come to CIET in Room C-239 on the second floor of LaGuardia’s C-building to fill out a pre-application and be added to the wait list. You can also sign up for the wait list online by completing a survey. You will then be invited to an information and pre-testing session to confirm your eligibility for the program and the most appropriate proficiency level of spoken English. You must provide a valid federal Alien Identification Number to qualify for the program. Classes begin each semester in September, January, April and July, meeting four times a week in the evening and lasting approximately 10-12 weeks.
For support in the naturalization process, CIET encourages students to visit the
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services site.