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Find comprehensive college exam preparation tools with LearningExpress' College Admissions Test Preparation Center.

Exams Covered:
What You'll Find:
ACT -Tutorials full of interactive lessons and practice exercises
PSAT/NMSQT -Practice exams
SAT -Quick details on exams such as test dates and scoring
AP (Advanced Placement)
-College Admissions Essay ebooks
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Get help with college exam preparation with specialized live tutors and other resources at

Exams Covered: What You'll Find:
PSAT -Live tutors for PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, and AP test help
SAT -Practice tests
SAT Subject Tests -Detailed score reports that target what you need to work on
ACT -Video lessons
AP (Advanced Placement) -Practice drills
GRE -Grad school exam prep

Live tutors available from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. in English and Spanish.

Create a free account through the South Pasadena Public Library with a username, email address, date of birth, and password. Although not required, more practice tests, score reports, video lessons, practice drills, and progress tracking are available with an account.

 Financial Aid Tools
Financial aid--grants, scholarships, and loans--can be a challenge to find. Here are a few resource profiles to help you start your search. Please note that the South Pasadena Public Library is not affiliated with these websites. As with all online resources, we recommend checking each resource for its Privacy Policy.
  • The College Board: A non-profit organization best known for it's SAT, PSAT, and AP test resources from online classes to practice tests, the College Board also has an extensive scholarship search tool and include more than 2,200 financial aid programs, totaling nearly $6 billion, as well as other financial aid and internship information.
  • Boasting "Over 3.7 Million College Scholarships & Grants - About $19 Billion in Financial Aid", this is one of the largest scholarship databases, updated daily. Browsing in the Scholarship Directory is simple and can be done by categories like Ethnicity, Left-Handedness, and GPA. Using a free personal account and profile produces the most tailored results.
  • Cappex: Working with over 4,000 institutions, Cappex is primarily a college matching site, but also has a detailed scholarship matching tool with over $11 billion in available scholarships. With a free, detailed profile, users are matched with a list of colleges and scholarships.
  • FastWeb: A product of, FastWeb has a database of more than 1.5 million scholarships at $3.4 billion worth of aid. Users may create a profile to find financial aid based off of strengths, interests, and skills.
  • FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid: More than 400,000 U.S. scholarships, fellowships, internships, grants and loans.  

California Colleges

University of California- List of all colleges within the University of California System.


California State University- List of all colleges within the California State University System


Community Colleges in California- List of all community colleges within California


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