ACT, Inc. | Educational/Career Planning and Workforce Development | Register and prepare for the ACT here. Includes many "Practice Tests". Be sure to download the 79-page booklet "Preparing for the ACT" for valuable info, complete practice tests, and scoring keys.

College Board- SAT Registration | Information and Registration for the PSAT, SAT and AP exams.

Khan Academy SAT Prep | A full length course that gives you general information about the Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and Essay portion of the SAT, tips and strategies, example essays, and official practice exams from the College Board.

Sparknotes | SparkNotes study guides are the perfect aid for studying and writing papers. Each guide contains thorough summaries and insightful critical analysis of a nearly endless range of subjects including English Literature, Shakespeare, History, Science, and Math. SparkNotes also includes a Test Prep section featuring SAT, ACT, and AP exam help.


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McHenry County Regional Office of Education | GED Information for those in the McHenry County area.

GED Information | A FAQ about GED in Illinois, list of GED prep classes in Illinois, Illinois GED Testing Centers, and more!

Illinois Community College Board | Information regarding Illinois GED Testing Eligibiliy and Requirements.

GED Testing Service | Earn your GED online! The official online resource to prepare for and earn your high school equivalency diploma.


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Big Future | With ten comprehensive filters from test scores to diversity of student body, Big Future's college search is a great place to find a college that is right for you.

Campus Explorer | A great place to start looking for colleges. Search over 6, 000+ 2 and 4- year colleges, and online programs. Students can search by academic majors, location and size. Information about schools go beyond the basic information and include videos and photos.

Online Colleges, Scholarships, and Degree Programs | An online directory of college and university admissions office email addresses and telephone numbers, college scholarship and financial aid office email addresses, and links to the home pages and online applications of more than a thousand colleges and universities.

Peterson's College Quest | It's not about the best college; it's about the best college for YOU! With Peterson's College Search, you can find your perfect fit.

The Princeton Review | The Princeton Review helps students, parents, and educators achieve the best outcomes at all stages of their educational careers. It all starts with a single premise: Everyone is entitled to the best education.


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FAFSA on the Web - U.S. Department of Education | Free Application for Federal Student Aid

College Zone from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission | Whether you’re planning to go to college, are attending now, or have recently graduated, College Zone can help you take all the right steps to make your experiences and transitions go smoothly.

The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid | The first stop on the web for students looking for finance their college education.

Illinois Scholarship Programs | Learn about the different scholarship programs offered in Illinois through the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

Illinois Scholarships | A list of the top ranking scholarships in Illinois.


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US Department of Veteran Affairs | Learn about the GI Bill and how it can help you achieve your college and career goals.

USA.Gov Military Recruitment | Thinking about joining the military, but unsure of the branch? This site will give you information on all of them.

Already know what branch you're interested in? Check out these pages for more specific recruitement and elegibility requirements:

  • US Air Force | Learn all about the part time and full time careers at the air force.
  • US Army | Information on eligibility requirements for the US Army.
  • US Coast Guard | Information on the different careers you can have in the coast guard including enlisted, officer, and reserved.
  • US Marines | General Information about the US Marines as well as how to become a part of the Marine Corps.
  • US Navy | Explore all of the different Navy careers, from arts and communication to special operations.
  • US Space Force | Learn about the different civilian space force careers from aircraft maintenance to social services.


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Vocational Trade Schools in Illinois |  Search for the trade school program that is right for you!

Frequently Asked Questions About Trade School | This website answers frequently asked questions about Vocational Trade schools in the U.S.

Career Training and Professional Education | Explore Mchenry County College’s career training and continuing professional education programs. Prepare to earn industry-recognized certifications or licenses through short-term non-credit training programs. Begin your new career in as few as twelve weeks!


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