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Planning for College: Help on the Web

Resources available at the Valley Cottage Library to help teens (and their parents) explore possible career choices, select colleges/universities, and plan the steps needed to achieve admission. It's never too early to begin this journey! Online Database provides 24/7, expert, 1-to-1 academic and job support for learners from K–12 through college, graduate school, continuing education, and career.

K-12 students can access online tutors (3PM -10PM EST) for interactive (chat or chat plus voice) assistance.  Math problems and essays can be submitted for review with 24 hour or 12 hour response respectively.  

To access more features of, you have to create an account. has partnered with the Princeton Review to provide SAT and ACT prep.  Students can watch videos with helpful techniques and tricks before taking a practice test that will be scored.  College search resources are also featured. 

Videos on AP Subject Exams topics are available for students to watch. also provides  graduate school practice exams like the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT.


Information on Colleges and Universities in New York State and Printable Resources

The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU), a statewide association representing the public policy interests of the chief executives of more than 100 independent colleges and universities in New York State, offers printable brochures to assist you in your college planning process.  Check out their website for more information or click a link below for some of their key brochures.

College Search

For Students with Disabilities

Financial Planning

Information on Occupations