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College Apps Toolkit

Take advantage of these free online and in-person college prep opportunities! Our Teen Librarians also hold regular College Apps Toolkit workshops that cover a wide range of college application topics. Check our Event Calendar to view upcoming workshops.

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library offers the practice tests, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need for a wide variety of academic and licensing/certification practice tests. Plus, guides for finding, paying for, and attending college, military, or trade schools. An FCL Card is required to sign in. If you live, work, go to school or own property in Farmington/Farmington Hills, you can apply for a card here.

If you’re a resident of another city, check with your local library about a card – they have access to Learning Express Library too!

A Quick Guide to Using Learning Express Library

Discover the tools, tips, and resources Learning Express Library has for everything from figuring out “what you want to do when you grow up” to getting a job – whether that’s part time in high school or full-time in the future.

Quick Links

Here are some shortcuts to some of the important topics, like finding a college or preparing for AP, SAT, ACT, or college admissions tests.

Skills and Interests Matcher:

There are a lot of options for careers out there – how do you narrow them down to something you’d enjoy, or discover a career that suits you to a T? Take one of the quizzes linked on this page!

Explore Occupations:

Browse through careers sorted by topics like most in-demand, green economy, or STEM.

Choosing a Career:

Learn a little bit more about choosing a career, what careers of the future might look like, and making personal decisions to propel you along your career path.

Careers by Subject:

Have a general idea what you’d like to do? Browse careers arranged by topic to find something specific that suits you. Categories include business, culinary, education, government, public safety, technical, trade, technology, and more!

Discover Schools and Scholarships:

Find colleges and universities that offer the degree you’re interested in, and use the built-in tool to compare possibilities. Plus, the scholarship finder includes over 24,000 scholarships – find one that works for you!

Placement Test Prep:

Access practice tests and study guides for ACCUPLACER®, ASSET®, CLEP® tests, and more. Includes immediate scoring, answer explanations, and analysis of practice test results.

College Admissions Tests Prep:

Access practice tests and study guides for ACT®, SAT®, AP®, and more. Includes immediate scoring, answer explanations, and analysis of practice test results.

College Admissions Essays:

Personal essays can be the hardest part of college applications. Strengthen your technical and creative skills, and learn strategies to help your essay stand out.

Reading, Writing, Grammar, Math, and Science Review:

Need to brush up on some of your core subjects? Hoping to test out of freshman science? Access tutorials, practice sets, and ebooks on a variety of subjects.

College Success Skills:

College is an exciting time – you’re out on your own, meeting new people, learning things that matter, and buildng new skills. Get a head start on college success by brushing up on organization, time management, information literacy, and healthy habits.

 

Career Test Prep for High School Grads:

Going straight from high school to a career? Access practice tests and study guides for 14 dfferent career paths. Includes immediate scoring, answer explanations, and analysis of practice test results.

Career Test Prep for Skilled Trades:

Some careers require trade school, apprenticeship, or other training before getting your license. Access practice tests and study guides for 13 career paths. Includes immediate scoring, answer explanations, and analysis of practice test results.

Joining the Military:

Learn about the branches, responsibilities, and career choices in the U.S. military, and prep for entrance tests.

Learn how to write a resume that showcases your skills, and a cover letter that stands out from the rest.

Prepare for an Interview:

Tips and techniques for interviewing with confidence, and tutorials on writing thank you, networking, and acceptance letters.

Finding Jobs and Internships:

How-to guides for job searching, and databases of available jobs and internships in the U.S. and Canada!

Workplace Skills:

Doing your job well isn’t just about what you do, but how you do it. Access tutorials to help you improve communication, teamwork, and time management skills.

Workplace Technical Skills Practice Tests:

WorkKeys® is a job skills assessment system that measures your “real-world” skills. See what you’re an ace at and what you have to improve to be career-ready! Includes detailed answer explanations and instant scoring.