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  • College Resources & Links

    College Prep. Programs @ SMPL
    Find out more about college-related programs at the Library--from college admissions to practice tests to navigating through the college process.


    Brainfuse Online Tutoring
    Online tutoring that includes a Test Center where you can take full length practice tests for the SAT and ACT.

    College Board
    Information on SAT, ACT, and AP tests, as well as helpful information on planning and college applications. 

    Learning Express Library
    Features skills-building tools for reading, writing, math, and science. Test preparation for high school equivalency and college admissions. Workplace resources include preparing for occupational licensing exams. 

    College Information

    College Bound
    Offers information on different types of schools and informative articles on preparing for college.

    Education Planner
    A resource for discovering your interests for college, college planning, and college preparation.

    California Colleges
    A more in depth look and comparisons of colleges and universities in California, from campus size to financial aid to student life information.

    U.S. News and World Report College Rankings

    Rankings of specific colleges from U.S. News and World Report.

    College Application Process

    California Colleges
    A direct link to applications and information for colleges and universities in California.

    Common Application for Private Colleges
    The common application for hundreds of private colleges around the United States.

    College Board
    College application and admission tips.

    Financial Aid

    FAFSA on the Web
    Information and a direct link to filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    FinAid, The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
    A resource that may help you find other opportunities for student aid.

    College Answer
    A site sponsored by SallieMae on how to manage your student aid. Includes helpful calculators, calendars, and checklists. 

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