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Planning Ahead - Beyond High School

Planning Your Future

  • Testing and Education Reference Center: Start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. (Note: if the direct link does not work, go directly to INSPIRE, and then click on the link for GALE Testing and Education Reference Center at the bottom of the page.)
    • Over 300 practice tests and courses (including SAT, ACT, and CLEP)
    • Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests
    • Information on over 4,000 accredited schools
    • Scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships
    • Resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started
    • Career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations
  • O*NET Online: Detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

More on College Preparation, Selection, and Testing

  • Peabody Public Library's College Pathfinder
  • ACT Assessment: FAQs, sample questions and strategies and how to register
  • Best Schools: Indiana is home to twenty colleges and universities that offer at least one fully-online bachelor’s degree. Most of these schools also offer fully-online master’s and doctoral programs. These schools train and incentivize full-time professors to teach online courses and to be accessible to all of their students regardless of age, disability, or life circumstance. This site provides a complete view of the online program landscape in Indiana, by reviewing data, interviewing school staff, and asking professors for their perspectives, so you can understand what each institution is really about and what makes each different.
  • College and University admission reviews by State: This website includes over 160 reviews of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the United States. Each video review contains admissions information and school facts that are important to prospective students.
  • Ft. Wayne, Indiana Colleges and Universities page from Education Portal
  • OnlineU strives to make a difference in online education by focusing on what really matters: affordability, accessibility, and quality. To make it easy to find a degree that will help you get ahead without the burden of massive debt, it provides important, unbiased rankings based on what you care about most, whether it be affordability, value or prestige.
  • University Visitors Network guide to Indiana colleges and universities

More on Careers and Jobs