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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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College Prep Events at the Library

Check out the upcoming events we have to help you succeed in getting into college!

  • Saturday, Sep 12, 2015: Free Practice SAT: Scores, Analysis and Tips
    Hastings Library from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    Get ready for the official SAT by taking a practice test proctored and scored by C2 Education. The following week, come back for your score and analysis on what areas you need to work on. Call (626) 744-7262.
  • Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015: College Essays: Stand Out and Get In!
    Central Library Story Room at 6:30 pm
    We will include tips on selecting a topic through self-reflection and brainstorming exercises, structuring your thoughts, and revising your essay. Conducted by C2 Education. Call (626) 744-4246 to sign up.

College Preparation Resources at the Library

Pasadena Public Library has a variety of programs and services to help you get into college, including:

LearningExpress database: Online practice tests for all kinds of exams, including the SAT and ACT, with a detailed analysis of your score and what areas you need improvement in.

Free Practice SATs and Test Taking Tips: Get an idea of what taking the actual SAT will be like! The more times you take the SAT, the higher your score is likely to be. Take a live practice test at the library!  See the links on the side for more information.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online: Searchable database of grantmakers you could contact for financial aid. This subscription database is available on the computers at La Pintoresca Library or on your own computer using La Pintoresca's WiFi.  Ask staff for assistance.

Library books: Use the links below to search the most popular subject searches in our catalog.


Catch Up on High School Credits with Online Programs!

Affordable Colleges Online offers links to online summer school programs for high school students who need to make up credits to get accepted into college. 



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