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Guidance Net

Thomson Peterson's Guidance Net

We have purchased a license for our participants to use Guidance Net by Thomson Peterson’s.  The site includes a Career Center, Test Preparation, School Search and Educational Financing information.

Career Center

Career Key 
The Career Key™ helps you get an early handle on who you are, what you're interested in, and what kind of career may be right for you.

  • Complete a brief questionnaire to find out your workplace personality type.
  • Find out what occupations are most suited to your workplace personality type.
  • Read advice on what additional steps you should take to get ready for the working world.
  • Search hundreds of careers and occupations including in-depth information about experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, interests, activities, and salary.

Career Outlook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

School Search

College Search
Explore nearly 4,000 accredited two- and four-year colleges. Search by name, location, tuition, major, sports, and more.

Colleges Want YouSM
Is the traditional process of searching for colleges getting old—fast? Well stop looking for colleges and let them find you!

Black Colleges and Universities
View the latest information on 117 historically Black American colleges and universities—the most comprehensive database available.

Career Colleges
Search specialized, career-track programs that can prepare you for many of today's most dynamic and lucrative fields—computer applications, broadcasting, and more.

Free Test Preparation

Practice makes perfect. Guidance Net™ gives you unlimited access to a whole slew of online practice tests to make sure that you're comfortable on test day.

PSAT®*
Preliminary Scholastic
Assessment Test

SAT*
Scholastic Assessment
Test

ACT Assessment®
The American College
Testing Assessment
ASVAB
Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery
GED
General Educational Development

Further, the site includes the following books on-line:

SAT BookMaster the SAT
Comprehensive and indispensable, here is the most widely used ARCO Master series book. Cover to cover, it's filled with 8 full-length practice exams, hundreds of additional drills and exercises, subject review, and helpful test-taking strategies.
 

ACT BookMaster the ACT Assessment
This popular bestseller introduces you to the exam's format, explains how colleges interpret your scores, then gives you the training and practice you need for each exam subject - English, math, reading, and science reasoning.
 

ASVAB BookASVAB
This bestseller provides students with comprehensive preparation for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. It features four full-length sample tests, updated information on computer-adaptive testing, along with a detailed look at over 130 career opportunities.

 

Pay for College

BestCollegeDeals®
Find the right financial aid opportunities for you. Calculate how much it will cost to attend the college of your choice, compare schools, and uncover unique financial aid opportunities at schools that you may not have considered.

FREE Scholarship Search
Search the most comprehensive database of scholarships, grants, and loans (1.8 million awards worth more than 7.5 billion) to help you pay for your education.

Federal Student Aid
Visit FAFSA for your Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Test Your Financial Aid Literacy

Award Analyzer
The Award Analyzer is a tool that helps you compare award letters to determine which school is prepared to give you the most aid.

Savings Calculator
This calculator estimates the amount you will need to save to pay for a college education. It enables you to enter monthly savings, rate of return, inflation rate and other variables to estimate the amount of money that will be required to pay for college.

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the most difficult and daunting parts of the college admission process. GuidanceNet™ aims to help make the financial aid process a little friendlier and clearer by providing a whole host of tools and advice to get you on your way.

  • Search for and compare schools based on their financial aid offerings, and uncover unique financial aid opportunities with BestCollegeDeals®
  • Check out the Scholarship Search—there are 1.8 million awards worth more than $7.5 billion!
  • Test your Financial Aid Literacy and learn how the financial aid process works
  • Compare financial aid award letters with the Award Analyzer 
  • Find out how much you need to save to pay for a college education with the Savings Calculator 
  • Visit FAFSA to get your Free Application for Federal Student Aid

We believe this will be a valuable tool in preparing for college, choosing a career, and finding financial aid sources to finance your undergraduate education.  So, take some time to go through the website – our goal is to help make your college dreams a reality! 

If you find the site difficult to use and/or understand, PLEASE, let us know as that information will be useful to us in determining whether to continue with this service provider next year.

Last Updated: 3/23/15