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Full-text of 2 and 4-year college catalogs, along with graduate and professional or trade schools. Entries include maps, college profiles, and websites. more info.

LearningExpress Library
Practice taking tests online, including SAT, ACT, TOEFL, adult basic skills, civil service, law enforcement, military, EMS, postal services, firefighter, and U.S. citizenship. more info.

Available on Library workstations onlyMinnesota Career Information System (MCIS)
Set career goals, build a resume, search for jobs, and plan your education path with this database. Resources include occupation descriptions, job search tools, college information sources including financial aid planning. Data provided is Minnesota specific. Available only on library workstations. more info.



Find the college that's right for you with Noodle! This clean, easy-to-use website allows you to search colleges by many different factors including size, location, and even social life. 

The Career Key 
Online resource for choosing a career, career path, and college major.  Expert help with career choices, planning, job skills, and choosing a college major or educational program.

Community College Directory 
A directory of almost 3,000 community colleges nationwide, with links to their catalogs.

I'm First 
An online community celebrating first-generation college students and supporting those who will be.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 
You can fill out the FAFSA forms online and save them if you don't finish.  You can also link to the FAFSA4caster to learn about the financial aid process and get an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid.

Take multimedia visual tours and find other information about colleges, including links to their home pages.

Virtual tours and links to college websites.

ACT Test 
Helps assess students for schools and employees for employers. You can find out about test dates and locations here.

SAT Prep at MajorTests.com 
Prepare for the SAT for free at this site.

Explore careers and the colleges that support them.  Find out more about community colleges and their advantages as well as standard colleges and universities.

IIEPassport Study Abroad Directories  
Study abroad opportunities, especially for college students.

College Navigator 
Search by location, program, or both on this Dept. of Education site to find a school that meets your needs.

Ready Set Go 
Resources about college and career readiness and accelerated course options in Minnesota.

Step-by-step advice on how to plan for college, from finding financial aid to choosing the right school and program.

Education Corner 
Scholarships, grants and fellowships are forms of financial aid that do not need to be repaid. Learn about them here.

Information and transfer guide for students considering transferring to a Minnesota college. Includes transfer agreements, transfer guidelines and procedures.

Minnesota's Get Ready for College 
Find help preparing and paying for college, as well as help finding a Minnesota college to attend.

Library Subject Guide: Test Preparation 
Check out more resources selected by Hennepin County librarians.

Library Subject Guide: Financial Aid & Scholarships 
Check out more resources selected by Hennepin County librarians.

Library Subject Guide: Higher Education 
Check out more resources selected by Hennepin County library.

Library Subject Guide: Study Abroad 
Check out more resources selected by Hennepin County librarians.

College Answer from Sallie Mae 
Information and planning tools for prospective college students. Sections include Preparing, Selecting, Applying, Paying, Deciding, and Financing.

Research Minnesota colleges and universities, find career counseling services, and get tips on how to apply for financial aid.

FinAid: SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid 
One of the most comprehensive financial aid sites on the web.

Federal Student Aid 

Learn about the types of financial aid you can get, as well as how to qualify and apply.

Fair Test: The National Center for Fair and Open Testing 
Includes listings of colleges that do not require SAT test scores for admission.  This advocacy organization works to end the abuse and misuse of standardized testing.

CollegeSource Online 
Full text of over 40,000 college catalogs

Princeton Review 
Guide to researching, financing, and finding the right college for you.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities 
Research Minnesota community and technical colleges as well as state universities.

University of Minnesota 
Departments, services, and admissions policies and procedures at the U's many campuses.

Matches students with possible scholarships and includes even more financial aid resources.

Sallie Mae 
How to apply for educational loans, primarily federally guaranteed student loans originated under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP).

Educational Testing Service Network 
Register for and practice taking big tests such as AP, SAT, TOEFL,  and more.

College Rankings 
Find rankings for undergraduate, graduate, business, law and international programs.

ACT Scores 
View your test scores, send them to colleges, and see how your scores rate.

Join online forums to get support from your peers as you research colleges, apply online to schools, and find scholarships.

Peterson's Planner 
Online and continuing education information, as well as undgrad and graduate programs.  You can also search for scholarships.

U.S. News and World Report College Rankings 
Locate college and graduate school rankings. Includes survey forms to help you evaluate your interest in a specific career. Provides information about hot career tracks.

College Board Online 
Fill out college applications online, search for scholarships, and register for entrance exams.

Community College Review 
Community College Review, links to over 1500 Community Colleges, and provides detailed profiles of U S Community Colleges to help you find the right one.

Off To College 
A college search and planning guide that provides you with comprehensive search for colleges, college prep, and rank.  

Information on more than 900 civilian and military career fields and 7,000 accredited college admissions details, plus average salaries, employment trends, and SAT advice to interviewing for a first job.

Last updated: Dec. 5, 2013
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