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Resources: College Prep

On-site Resources

A variety of helpful equipment, archives and services are available at your local Marathon County Public Library! Some resources are only available at certain MCPL locations, as noted below.

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Proctoring

Take your proctored exam at the library! Proctoring services are available at all MCPL locations to persons engaged in distance and online courses. Please review the following information sheets: Proctoring at MCPL Wausau |... MCPL On-site Online Courses College Prep For Educators

Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

LearningExpress Library

Practice tests, tutorials, and e-books to help you succeed at work, school, or while searching for a job. Offers test preparation resources for the ACT, AP, CLEP, PSAT, SAT, TOEFL, GED, U.S. Citizenship, and more. Also, offers tutorials for all ages in the subject areas of reading, writing and math. BadgerLink For Teens For Children Job-Search Online Courses Small Business Online College Prep

Web Resources

The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration. Use at your own risk; these sites are not controlled or monitored by the library.

College Affordabilty & Transparency Center - US Department of Education

This resource allows users to create reports for the highest and lowest tuition charges by institution type. Web College Prep

CollegeBoard

This resource provides information on college planning for students, parents, and educators in English and Spanish. Web College Prep

CollegeNavigator

CollegeNavigator is a searchable database provided by the National Center for Educational Statistics that can help users find the right college based on criteria set by the user. Web College Prep

Exploring Career Info. | Bureau of Labor Statistics

Maintained by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, this site is specifically designed to help K-12 students explore career options based on their interests and preferences. (More in-depth data is available on the Bureau of Labor Statistics main site at www.bls.gov.) Web For Teens Job-Search College Prep

Federal School Code Search

This resource provides the Federal School Code you'll need for the FAFSA. It includes information such as tuition, fees, and graduation rates for colleges and allows you to compare up to 10 colleges at a time. Web College Prep Grants and Scholarships

Federal Student Aid - US Department of Education

This is an one-stop resource for information on Federal Student Aid. Web College Prep Grants and Scholarships

Financial Aid - US Department of Education

This resource includes links to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a student aid estimator, and other information financial aid and repaying student loans.  Web College Prep Grants and Scholarships

KnowHow2GO Wisconsin

Information and advice for high school students on what it takes to get into college and how to plan ahead for things like college entrance exams, financial aid, choosing a major and more. Web For Teens College Prep

National Association for College Admission Counseling "Learn" Section

Click on "Learn" to find advice for applying to college, including useful checklists and tips for writing admissions essays.  Web College Prep

State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB)

Provides links to financial aid programs and applications for schools throughout Wisconsin. HEAB is responsible for the management and oversight of the state's student financial aid system. Web For Teens College Prep Grants and Scholarships

Wisc-Online

A digital library of Web-based learning resources called "learning objects." The digital library of objects has been developed primarily by faculty from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). Web Online Courses For Teens College Prep Computers and Technology