The College Shop at the Shawnee Library is a "one stop shop" for prospective college students of all ages -- from high school students to adults! It offers:
- Preparation materials for college admission tests like the ACT and SAT
- Print and web guides to scholarships and financial aid
- Workshops on financial aid, test preparation and how to choose the right college
- Access to computers for researching colleges and writing college-application essays
The college shop is a joint partnership of the Louisville Free Public Library, the University of Louisville Libraries, and the University of Louisville Office of Community Engagement. It also draws on the expertise of other community partners committed to increasing access to higher education for the Louisville community.
College provides students with a better chance at success in today's fast-paced and changing global job market.
Many employers now require that employees have a college degree. College graduates make substantially higher average salaries than those with only a high-school diploma. And they are less likely to be unemployed.
To learn more about why going to college is important, click here.
- Campus Tours.com – contains online tours of colleges all over the U.S.
- College Board – from the publishers of the SAT
- CollegeSource Online – features over 40,000 College Catalogs
- CSO College Center – identifies colleges that are a good fit for first generation, low-income, or minority students
- 55,000 Degrees
- First in the Family - information from students who were the first in their family to go to college
- KnowHow2GoKy – the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education
- Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) – plan for college, select a school, and learn about resources to help pay for it
- Kentucky Transcript Exchange – request your official high school transcript to send to colleges and universities of your choice
- My College Guide - online magazine for the college-bound teens
- Prepare for College Checklist – from the U.S. Department of Education
- National Application Center – access to hundreds of online admission applications
- Schools in the USA – find the career and college that are best for you
- StudyAbroad.com - discover education programs outside the U.S.
- U.S.News & World Report College Rankings – compare colleges by rankings