College & Careers
Get help with college entrance exams, locate financial aid assistance, and visit homepages of colleges and universities across the country or find information on careers after high school.
Admissions, Financial Aid, and Testing Information
American College Testing Program:
A student site for ACT test takers.
Provides information on programs and services for college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, and enrollment.
Contains 5,000 collegiate words with brief definitions.
Learning Express Library:
A collection of online practice exams, including the SAT and ACT, and other test preparation material. This site is available outside of the Library with a Santa Clara City Library card.
The first site on the Internet to offer absolutely free test prep tutorials for the SAT, ACT and GRE.
Helps students deal with the increasingly competitive and complex process of admissions to colleges.
A Website that focuses on helping high school students prepare for the vocabulary section of the new SAT exam.
Tuition Funding Sources:
Tuition Funding Sources or TFS is a private service created in 1987 to help students find scholarships and other forms of financial aid to help pay for a college education.
Virtual College Tours
California Virtual High School:
Provides online courses for purchase and free SAT/ACT test preparation.
Contains university and employment resources that guide you from high school to your dream job.
CampusTours.com:Provides many prospective students with a virtual tour of more than 800 colleges and universities.
College Source Online:
A virtual library representing 29,036 college catalogs in full cover-to-cover, original page format for 2 year, 4 year, graduate, professional, and international schools.
Career Assistance and College Alternatives
A network of national service programs that engage more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.
A free service to help you with career choices, career planning, job searching, and choosing a college major or training program.
A resource for beginning job seekers that includes cover letter, reference list, and resume makers.
A Website to find out more about military options after high school.
Next Step Magazine:
A guide that helps high school juniors and seniors explore potential careers, research collegiate options, and make educated decisions about their futures.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook:
A nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.
Youth @ Work:
A free, online service that links teens looking for jobs with employers throughout Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo Counties.