Would you like to become a United States citizen?

The Harvard Bridge Program, in collaboration with the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics, offers one-on-one tutoring for anyone interested in studying to become a U.S. citizen. Participants and tutors meet for at least one hour a week to review the material needed to pass the interview process.

"Tutoring takes students to the very roots of democracy; the right to become a citizen. Through tutoring members of our own staff, students learn to respect the people who daily help them, while also learning to appreciate their own citizenship."  To read more tutor testimonials, please read this brochure.

View detailed information about the  Pathway to U.S. Citizenship from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office.  

The components of the test:

Civics: During the interview, you will be asked 10 questions from a list of 100 questions. You must answer at least 6 of the 10 questions correctly to pass the civics portion.

Oral: The speaking portion of the test consists of questions about the N-400 application form you submitted to USCIS.

Reading: Applicants will be given up to three chances to correctly read a sentence in English.

Writing: Applicants will be given up to three chances to correctly write a sentence dictated by the officer in English.

Useful links:

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):

Irish Immigration Center:


N-400 (Application for Naturalization)

N-400 Instructions

I-912 (Request for Fee Waiver)

I-912 Instructions

N-400 Document Checklist

Reading & Writing (the information on the reading and writing sections)

100 Questions