Learning Express Library is a online database that you can access for free from the library. The College Prep center of the database includes SAT & ACT Practice Tests, College Admissions Essay Help, and more.
Schoolcraft Career Assessment- No idea what you want to do? Check out Schoolcraft’s Career Assessment Test. The test will ask questions and based upon your answers generate likely college/career paths. The test is free and doesn’t require any sign up.
Brighton Rotary SAT Practice Test– The Brighton Rotary Club offers SAT practice tests. Whatever fees you pay go towards a scholarship. Participants can receive same day scores/test result feedback delivered to their smartphone/tablet/computer and access to Free Kaplan test-taking strategy and online learning seminars. You can register online or pick up applications at the library’s Reference Desk.
Scholarship.com allows you to look up scholarships by State so you can look for local scholarships. Click here to go directly to the list of available Michigan Scholarships.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aide) is where you’ll be applying for Student Loans and Grants. The Michigan Deadline is generally March 1st prior to when you plan on attending college. Click here to find out more or start your application.
The FAFSA Youtube Channel has plenty of video tutorials and guides you can look through.
The Common App
Instead of a student needing to complete a separate college application for each of their fifteen institutions, The common App allows students to complete one application that will be sent to multiple participating schools. Click here to see which Michigan Colleges are part of the Common App.
Campus Touring Info Resources
Quad2Quad makes scheduling college tours and navigating big, bustling college campuses quick and easy. Quad2Quad can inform you of the following:
- Where to park/how much it costs
- Tour dates and times
- Info session dates, times, and locations
- Navigation to specific places on campus
College Rating & Review
Niche.com– One of Niche’s most characteristic features is that it allows students to rate schools on different aspects and provide individual reviews.
Cappex- Cappex is great at displaying beefy college statistics in a way that is easy to read. Cappex also takes the time to spell out your expenses for you (including books, meal plans, etc.) In addition to a College Search, it also offers a Scholarship Search which includes $30,000 in Cappex-issued scholarships and College Reviews.
College Confidential- Here you’ll find hundreds of pages of articles about choosing a college, getting into the college you want, how to pay for it, and much more. You’ll also find the Web’s busiest discussion community related to college admissions.
Unigo- College resources for high school students with useful college planning info, stats, and more. This includes student ratings and reviews on a number of aspects you may be interested in. There is also the Unigo $10K Scholarship available and live streamed college events.