Preparing for College

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Choosing a School

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The following links and resources may help you choose which college is right for you.

College Search - Explore and consider all aspects of the college experience to find the right school for you. Provided by College Board, a non-profit organization.

Affordable Colleges - This site is curated with the intent of finding the college that gives you the most value, considering the increasing expense of college tuition. Read about their methodology for calculating a college's overall value here.

Books from the Library - Find books in our catalog about Four-year Colleges and Two-year Colleges.



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Financial Aid

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The following links and resources may help you learn about financial aid and eligibility.

Federal Student Aid - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). An office of the U.S. Department of Education.

Do Your Research - Learn more about Financial Aid and search for scholarships with College Board or the Affordability Center from Affordable Colleges. Learn more about Grants and Scholarships from the Federal Student Aid office.

Books from the Library - Find books in our catalog about Scholarships and Grants.


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Test Prep

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The following links and resources may help you prepare for college placement tests.

Test Prep - Find practice tests and study guides for several college and occupational tests from LearningExpress. Register with an MCMLS library card.

SAT Prep - Find up-to-date practice tests and online study guides for the SAT.

Register for a SAT Test - Find and register for test dates here. You will need to create an account to register.

Books from the Library - Find books in our catalog about SAT prep, ACT prep, and GED prep. Or, search for another test name in our Catalog.


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What to Study

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The following links and resources may help you decide what to study in college or what career to work towards.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Use this online resource to learn about a certain career, including statistics and expected income. Created by the Bureau of Labor Statistics - U.S. Department of Labor.

Prepare for a Career - Learn more about how to prepare for certain careers with LearningExpress. Register with an MCMLS library card.

College Majors - Learn more about choosing the right college major for you.

Books from the Library - Find books in our catalog about choosing a College Major or Careers and Vocational Guidance.


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