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Citizenship Courses

College of DuPage offers free citizenship courses to help adults prepare for the citizenship test. Citizenship courses are based on the 100-question citizenship test and include three learning modules: 

  • Procedures and History
  • Government and Constitutions
  • Customs

Students will also learn about procedures and processes involved in the path to U.S. Citizenship including the citizenship application and passing the interview.

Citizenship Placement Tests

All students must take a placement test and attend a short orientation/intake session prior to registering for citizenship courses. Placement testing, orientation and registration take approximately 2½ hours. No children are allowed in the testing room.

Placement Test Locations

Addison Public Library
4 Friendship Plaza, Addison
Saturday, Aug. 27 at 9:30 a.m.

College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Student Resource Center, (SRC), Room 1110
Registration is required for this location.
Register now!

West Chicago High School
326 Joliet St., West Chicago, Room 2152
Tuesday, Sept. 20 6:30 p.m. or Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Contact (630) 942-3697 for more information about the class times and testing dates.

Naturalization Eligibility

Visit U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to read eligibility criteria and exceptions.

Contact Information

Adult Education and ELA Office
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110
(630) 942-3697

Kristy Tomaszewski
Coordinator, Student Services
Email: tomaszewskik63@cod.edu

If you are attempting to register for a class, Please leave a message and Adult Education staff will return your call as soon as possible. You can also reach us by email at ela@cod.edu or hse@cod.edu at any time.