College Preparation

  • SAT/PSAT Prep (College Board): View sample questions, answer daily practice questions, and find SAT Study Groups.  You can also register for the test and search for colleges.

  • Official SAT Practice (Khan Academy): Get to know the redesigned SAT, see personalized practice recommendations, and practice anywhere, anytime, for free.
     

  • Which Test is for Me? SAT v. ACT

  • Free Test Prep: Content covers the top 5 exams - GED, ASVAB, TOEFL, ACT, and SAT.

  • College Navigator: Search for colleges by state, programs, type, and other search options plus view additional resources to help plan for education beyond high school.  Can save searches and export to spreadsheets.

  • College Board College Search: Filter your college search by type of school, location, housing options, majors and learning environment, support services, diversity, and more. 
  • NextStepULook here to get advice to help with college planning, finding college majors, and applying for free college scholarships.

  • Writing a Strong College Admissions Essay - a video series from Khan Academy that assists with writing a strong college admissions essay, including common essay mistakes, sample essays with feedback, and student stories.


  Military Preparation

  • ASVAB Practice: Short and full-length ASVAB practice tests and important information about joining the military.

  • Today's Military: A Department of Defense website geared toward those interested in the armed forces.  Includes research on joining, how to plan for the military, training and benefits information, as well as a parent and educator section.


  Career Tools

  • BigFuture: College Board's site to help you find colleges, explore careers, and make plans

  • Career Transitions (Gale)Assess your career interests, browse career paths, and match your experiences to new careers.

  • Careers.org: Detailed information about over 1000 occupations, including wages, skills, and links to corresponding college programs. 

  • LearnHowToBe.comA guide to careers in the U.S. government.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Search hundreds of occupations and access job descriptions, work environment, pay, how to enter the field, and job outlook through 2024.  Site maintained by the United States Department of Labor.
  • Trade Schools GuideA website with academic and vocational information to get started in a career or to advance your career.  Includes vocational, trade, college and university information for a variety of trades including automotive, culinary, arts/design, media, cosmetology, and more.
  • Virginia Wizard: A career and college planning website that provides students with the ability to assess career interests, find occupations, research required education, salary, and top employers in their local area and other regions of Virginia.  Can also find community colleges, compare costs, apply for aid, and explore transferring options.

  • Virginia Career View: A website to help students, parents, and teachers prepare students for upcoming careers. Geared toward younger grades, but you can view career clusters and take quizzes to find careers that match your interests.
 

Last Updated:5/21/20