College and Career
Online practice tests for academic, civil service and vocational exams. A library card is required for access outside the library.
About.com College Admissions- College Admissions information from About.com. News, tips and links.
How Stuff Works: College Admissions- Overwhelmed? HowStuffWorks walks through process with the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Duke University.
College Confidential- This site offers advice on every step of the process, from visits to financial aid.
College Crunch - A collection of resources for students preparing and applying for college and beyond.
College Rankings- A list of college and university rankings by various criteria.
College Scholarships- Offers a listing of free scholarship search engines, but scroll past the banner ads to see their list.
College Access- State-specific information on the college application and financial aid process.
Connecticut's Independent Colleges & Universities - See the latest Guide to Connecticut's Independent Colleges & Universities along with a chart outlining academic programs at each institution.
Washington Monthly's College Rankings- Ranks colleges on the basis of how much they contribute to the community, to social mobility, and to the fostering of research. While you're at it, check out the accompanying articles, particularly "Is Our Students Learning?"
HBCUMentor- "your online connection to America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities." Includes virtual campus tours and planning tools, including a financial aid calculator and a college entrance timeline, 8th-grade through 12th.
Used College Textbook Sources
The College Board- These are the folks who write the SATs.
Learn a Test- The Hamden Public Library provides free online practice tests for a variety of tests, including the SATs
SAT prep from Yahoo!- SAT practice questions and advice from Peterson's on Yahoo!
Career Planning for Teens- From About.com, articles on labor laws for teens, landing a summer job, and planning for your career.
Mapping your Future- "a national collaborative, public-service project of the financial aid industry - bringing together the expertise of the industry to provide free college, career, financial aid, and financial literacy services for students, families, and schools."
Occupational Outlook- Statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor on different fields. Wondering how much you could make in a particular field, or if there will be jobs in that field in five years? This is the place to look.