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Campus Tours
If you're in the process of choosing a college, this site helps you tour them online. You can view sites at the colleges and universities in the U.S. which have campus tours, maps, Webcams and Web sites. You can browse alphabetically or by state.
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College Board
This site takes you through practicing for, scheduling, and taking the SAT I and II, PSAT/NMSQT, CLEP and AP tests. Includes planning for college, including choosing, getting accepted and obtaining financial aid. Also has data and research on college pricing, student aid, standard tests, living expenses and other issues.

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Connecticut State Universities and Community Colleges
Gateway to Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Connecticut universities; and public community colleges.
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Connecticut Institutions of Higher Learning
Connecticut Department of Higher Education links to Connecticut institutions of higher learning.
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Educational Testing Service
Information on the Advanced Placement Program (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers (PRAXIS), the Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT) for reasoning and specific subjects. The School Leadership Series, the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Includes a list of test centers and links to test registration sites.
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Graduate Schools
Search graduate school listings and graduate degrees by field of study, subject and location. Find graduate school masters degrees, doctoral and PhD degrees. Registration allows a user's information to be made available to graduate school recruiters.
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Peterson's Education & Career Center
Information about thousands of colleges and universities, undergraduate and graduate programs, applications, funding and more. Specific topics include distance learning, executive education, academic test preparation, financial aid, summer programs and camps, and study abroad.
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Financial Aid  
   
American Savings Foundation
The Robert T. Kenney Scholarship at the American Savings Foundation is awarded based on financial need, academic potential and community service. Most students receive 4 years of support from the Foundation, with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 per year. Students may apply for this scholarship during any year at college.
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Americorps
This is a national service program in which students can earn money to help pay for college or income earned can be used to pay off higher education debt.
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College Board
Use the Easy Planner to get help doing the math and finding ways to make college affordable. Use the Financial Aid Calendar to lead you step-by-step through the financial aid application process. Use the Scholarship Search and match yourself to over 2,300 awards.
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Connecticut Department of Higher Education
Links to student financial aid resources for both Federal and State of Connecticut.
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Connecticut Student Loan Foundation
The Connecticut Student Loan Foundation is a non-profit corporation that administers, guarantees and finances loans within the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). CSLF promotes access to higher education by helping students and their families plan for and pursue a post-secondary education.
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FastWEB Scholarship Search
A database of hundreds of thousands of U.S. scholarships, fellowships, internships, grants and loans. Free registration allows you to set up a profile and mailbox that will automatically send you the latest scholarship information to fit your profile.
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Federal Student Aid 
This site from the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) program describes funding and loan repayment considerations relating to attending schools from elementary through graduate. Also find information about preparing for college, selecting a school and applying to a program. Provides information for students, parents and counselors.
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FinAid - Guide to Financial Aid Information
Advice on and links to sources of information about student financial aid. Covers topics such as loans, scholarships, military aid, federal and state aid, fellowships, grants, prepaid tuition plans, study abroad, financial aid consultants and scholarship search services. Offers financial aid resources for specific student populations.
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 Financial Aid Toolkit
This site consolidates Federal Student Aid resources into a searchable online database intended for use by organizations and individuals who work with students and families making financial preparations for postsecondary education. 
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Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Hartford Foundation produces this online directory each year to let you know about the many college scholarships that are available primarily for Greater Hartford area.
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides financial support for Latinos going to college and educates students and families about the resources available for them.
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Mapping Your Future
Mapping Your Future's Online Student Loan Counseling allows you to fulfill entrance and exit loan counseling requirements anytime, anywhere. The counseling sessions also help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower.
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Peterson's
Graduate and undergraduate scholarship search.  Access to the FAFSA form and explore Federal awards.
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ROTC Programs
The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps overview and description of scholarships and programs.
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Marine Officer Program
This is the official US Marine Corps Officer Candidate’s Guide, where you will learn how to become an officer in the Marine Corps.

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Scholarships.com Free Scholarship Search
Search through hundreds of thousands of scholarships to find the ones for which you qualify.
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United Negro College Fund
Applications for minority related scholarships.
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General Education  
   
National Literacy Directory
Find local adult literacy programs and GED testing centers.
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Online Classes  
   
Academic Earth
Online courses from the world's top scholars.
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Driver's Education Program
Take practice tests for autos, motorcycles, CDL.
 
   
GCFLearnFree.org
Creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. Delivers over 750 different lessons.
 
   
Khan Academy
Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free. 
 
   
Lynda.com
Offers 24-hour access to free online technology tutorials. Watch step-by-step videos on how to use the latest technology, software, and apps, including everything from GoPro to Photoshop, Microsoft Excel and Word to CAD, Podcasting, and using your Kindle, to Management and QuickBooks.  The first time you use Lynda.Com you must Create a Profile. Type in your Newington card number and then create a password for Lynda.  This password must be at least 6 characters with a letter and a number.
 
   
Universal Class
Get a username and password for Universal Class 
Access Universal Class with your username and password
Frequently Asked Questions
Take online courses from home. Select from over 540 online courses, earn continuing education units, and communicate with your teacher and fellow students, all online!
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 EdX.org
A non-profit created by Harvard and MIT which brings the best of higher education to students of all ages anywhere in the world with free online courses.

 

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Practice Tests and Tutorials  
   

Learning Express Library
Provides interactive online practice tests and tutorial courses for academic and licensing tests. Tests include Advanced Placement, Basic Skills Success(grammar, math, comprehension), Business Writing, Civil Service (including Postal Workers), College Preparation (including SAT), Cosmetology, EMS, ESL(Spanish), Firefighter, GED, Job & Career, Military, Nurse Aide, Skills Improvement, Technical and Career College, and US Citizenship and more.

Note: users must sign in with user name and password. If you will also be using this database from home, please use your Newington library barcode number (no spaces, no letters) as your user name.

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StudyPoint's SAT Practice Test Scoring Tool
SAT practice test scoring tool that enables students to score & analyze official SAT and ACT practice tests.

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