What do I do after High School?
Explore links to state and federal resources to help you prepare for life after high school. Includes dates and places for local SAT testing, updated annually.
Dates to know
Indiana March 10, 2016
Federal June 30, 2016
Some colleges may also have earlier deadlines.
Click link for alternate sites registration deadlines (typically a month before the test date), and online registration.
Rensselaer -- Dec 5, 2015 / May 7, 2016
Kankakee Valley -- Oct 3, 2015 / June 4, 2016
Choosing A School
Index of American Universities Maintained by the University of Florida.
America's Best Colleges U.S. News & World Report's Annual Rankings.
Indiana Colleges (50states.com) Includes technical and 2-year schools.
College Navigator Search for just the program you want with this interactive tool from the National Center for Education Statistics
Entrance & Placement Testing
SAT Online Registration Official site of the SAT and PSAT, Collegeboard.com.
ACT Online Registration Official site of the ACT.
ASVAB Online Registration Official site of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery.
Learning Express Library 3.0 Full length practice tests, interactive courses and practice exercises for a wide range of graduate, pre-college and civil service aptitude tests. Requires JCPL Library Card or access from library. Users must create an individual account.
Kaplan Browse and purchase test prep materials from this nationally-recognized educational vendor.
TASC - High School Equivalency Test
JCPL TASC Guide - read more about the new test for the Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma in our handy online guide, get test prep materials and find where to take the test near you.
Paying for Education
Jasper County Scholarship Opportunities Provided by the Jasper Foundation county-based charitable clearinghouse. Click on "Scholarships" in menu on the left.
StudentAid.ed.gov This website by the U.S. Department of Education offers answers for some of the big questions facing students interested in college today.
College Preparation Checklists How to prepare academically and financially for college through "to-do" lists for every age. Aimed at elementary school students and their parents through adult students attending college for the first time or returning.
FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid, required by most colleges regardless of payment strategy. Forms and step-by-step instructions.
FinAid Award-winning and friendly guide to financial aid, including scholarship, loans, military aid and savings plans.
Estimated Financial Need (FAFSA) See how much you will be expected to pay towards college.
Financial Aid Calculators (FinAid) Calculate loan repayment schedules and more.
Fastweb Scholarship search engine, associated with Monster.com.
For Hoosiers Only
Indiana's Cash for College Links to financial help, scholarships and more.
Learn More Indiana A state and local partnership working to help Hoosiers of all ages complete education and training beyond high school.
College Goal Sunday Statewide help day each February for families planning college for the fall.
SSACI State Student Assitance Commission of Indiana, state financial aid agency for secondary education.
Timelines - Advice - Planning
Financial Aid Timeline Plan your year with this guide from Indiana's Learn More Resource Center, state-funded program to help more Hoosiers reach college.