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Mercer Area Library
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Preparing for Higher Education
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Plan for the future with College Board! Prep for any exams you may need to take, including AP tests, SAT, ACT, GRE, and more. Information on college preparation, higher education admissions, and searching for the right school for you is also included.
Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for higher education. Get help paying for school and learn how to attend the college or university of your dreams in a cost-effecive way!
If you're considering attending graduate school, the GRE may be an essential component of your application. Register and prepare for the exam, learn about your scores, and send them to the schools of your choice.
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Learn all about the new SAT and all the changes that you can anticipate when you take the exam. Prepare like a pro, register for your test date, interpret your scores, and send your scores to schools of your choice.
Educational Resources Online
Academic Earth offers a range of more than 1,500 videos from courses from yale, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, and more. Subjects from astronomy and biology to psychology and media studies are available for review and easy to access when on the go- all for free!
iTunes U is the perfect educational companion for anyone using a tablet, smart phone, or mobile device. Download the app for access to lectures, series, and educational resources from over 800 leading institutions such as Yale, NYPL, MoMA, and even PBS. With downloadable notes, slideshows, and books, you can take learning on the go and make it fun!
Khan Academy offers a learning experience that is accessible for anyone or any skill level. Created to be completely not-for-profit by Sal Khan, this site provides access to thousands of videos on virtually any subject with an emphasis on science, technology, math, finance, and art history. Content is offered in short sessions, excercises, and practices to make learning memorable and effortless.
TED (Standing for Technology, Entertainment, and Design) is a nonprofit group that offers over 1,000 TED Talks in a popular video lecture series. Talks, added weekly to the site, feature a wide variety of speakers such as Nobel Prize winners, top computer and tech company leaders, and leaders of the scientific world. Learn something new in this intriguing and easy to watch series that may easily be shared and reposted.