Becoming a U.S. Citizen

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Information

Applicants for citizenship must pass an examination that contains reading and writing portions.

Components of the Exam

  • Applicants are given three chances to read and write a sentence in correct English.
  • A testing officer will dictate a sentence in English; applicants must be able to write the sentence.
  • Applicants must read aloud a sentence in English.
  • A civics exam will be administered. Applicants are required to correctly answer at least six out of ten questions chosen from a master list of 100 questions on civics and history.

Practice the Citizenship Test

  • LearningExpress Library - Practice the citizenship test online as well as hundreds of academic and professional exams.
  • ProCitizen - This free, self-paced preparation course is designed to help  anyone prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Naturalization Test. The resource includes interactive drills, quizzes, and videos.

Helpful Citizenship Information  

Citizenship Classes

Check the Wiki for a current list of classes. Free classes are available by appointment from:
Catholic Charities of Dallas
Brady Center
4009 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226
P: (214) 826-8330

The Community Information Wiki lists other locations offering classes.