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Test Prep

College Admissions Test Preparation from LearningExpress Library web button

Practice tests, preparation eBooks, and tutorials for the ACT®, SAT, 12 AP subjects, PSAT/NMSQT, and TOEFL iBT® exams. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay.

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Includes a resume builder you can save, edit, and print. Over 700 courses, practice tests, tutorials, eBooks, and flashcards. Practice tests include ACT, SAT, PSAT and TOEFL, as well as trade certification, civil service, math and reading tests, and U.S. citizenship. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay.

Khan Academy: Test Prep

Free online practice tests for the ACT, SAT, and more.

Scholarships 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.

A search engine that matches your profile with available scholarships around the country.

Michigan residents who wish to pursue skilled trade technical education programs or realize their dream of being an entrepreneur who makes a community impact. Prospective students may submit applications on the Foundation’s website for either one of four New Beginnings Scholarships worth up to $2,500 or one of five full-tuition Community Impact Scholarships.

Money for College: A Guide to Scholarships and Financial Aid

This basic guide to financing college from Madison Trust Company is a great place to start if you aren't sure where to begin with funding your education. It includes links to a number of resources and websites, and it breaks down your various options in straightforward, painless explanations. 

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Your Ultimate 2023 Scholarship Guide

A simple but thorough guide to scholarships from Novoresume. 


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. 

Tour a college campus online without leaving the comfort of your home. is a college planning website featuring 360° x 360° virtual college tours of over a thousand college campuses.

One of Niche’s most characteristic features is that it allows students to rate schools on different aspects and provide individual reviews.

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.


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.


Explore careers, prepare for college (help with selecting a school and applying for admission), pay for college (financial aid), and manage your money (student loans and more).

Comprehensive information about a career in the military.

Presents career, college and the military as options, allowing users to explore all possibilities and gain insight into each option.

Career information about hundreds of occupations.

Study Abroad

Council on International Education Exchange  

Information on studying abroad, high school study, and gap year programs; international faculty development seminars; summer work and travel exchanges; internships; professional training programs; and volunteer opportunities.


FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) 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.


A comprehensive free resource for objective and unbiased information, advice and tools about scholarships and financial aid.