College Prep

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SAT Practice Exam; Blue; College; University

SAT Practice Exam (Grades 9-12)
Take a timed practice digital SAT test at WNPL sponsored by C2 Education of Vernon Hills. Personal laptops required on test day. Registration required. For more information and to register, visit our calendar.



Find more resources about finding colleges, financial aid, and college prep below:

Testing Links

Topic / TestDescriptionLink
SATCollege entrance exam used by most colleges and universities. This exams tests a student’s reading, writing and language, and math skills.
PSAT 10Students take this Practice SAT during the spring of 10th grade
PSAT 8/9Students take this Practice ACT during the 8th or 9th grade
ACTCollege entrance exam used by most colleges and universities. This exams tests a student’s reading, English, math, and science skills.
AP ExamsAP Exams are standardized exams designed to measure how well you’ve mastered the content and skills of a specific AP course. Most AP courses have an end-of-year exam, but a few courses have different ways to assess what you’ve learned

Test Preparation Resources

Khan Academy
Magoosh (*available to WNPL cardholders)
ACT Test Prep

Financial Aid

FAFSAThe Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form you need to fill out to get any financial aid from the federal government to help pay for college
CSS ProfileThe CSS Profile is an online application used by colleges and scholarship programs to award non-federal institutional aid. Finding college scholarships shouldn't be overwhelming. We make it simple and match you to scholarships you qualify for.

College Search

U.S. News College SearchU.S. News has analyzed more than 1,800 colleges. Browse our school profiles by narrowing down your results until you find the ones that are right for you.
Find Your College - The Princeton ReviewThousands of college profiles, rankings and expert advice.
Colleges in America - NicheFinding the right school shouldn’t be hard. From K‑12 to college to grad school, we make it easy to discover and connect with the best ones for you.
NavianceHelp K-12 students prepare for their futures with personalized college, career, and life readiness (CCLR) planning tools.