Beyond High School: ACT, SAT, college survival and more!

It's nearly May and that means high school graduation. Are you a soon-to-be graduate with an eye on the future? Do you have a teenager who is about to enter a new stage in life? Perhaps you are going back to school to earn a new degree? The St. Tammany Parish Library has some resources to help you prepare for life in college.

Some students are already preparing for college. Are you one of those who are ready to take the test? Have you signed up for one and feel you could use a little more practice? You may be in luck! The St. Tammany Parish Library will be hosting a Princeton Review Free Practice ACT for upcoming graduates.

Registration is required. Administration of the test is available only to upcoming graduates of the Class of 2018 or Class of 2019. The test will be administered at the South Slidell Branch on May 12, 2018 from 9 am to 12:45 pm. More information can be found by clicking on the link above.

Additional online testing for both the ACT and the SAT is also available via LearningExpress , one of our online resources.

Are you still looking for a school to attend? The St. Tammany Parish Library has several reference books available for patrons to read while visiting the library, including:

The College Blue Book


Peterson's How to Get Money for College

If you have already picked out a school to attend, but require a test to get in, we have a variety of helpful books to check out.

Barron's ACT


Barron's ACT English, Reading, and Writing Workbook


Master the New SAT


Barron's How to Prepare for the College-Level Examination Program, CLEP, General Examinations

So you have taken the test and gotten your scores back; what is the next step? Picking a major and getting your finances in order.

Saving/paying for College


50 Best College Majors for A Secure Future

We also have several e-books and e-audio books available regarding finances in college:

Paying for College


Cliffsnotes Parents' Guide to Paying for College and Repaying Student Loans


101 of the Best Government Grants to Pay for College Without Going Into Debt

So you made it to college; what now? Perhaps you are looking for help navigating life at college? If so, the St. Tammany Parish Library has books for that too!

Ultimate College Guide


Thriving at College


Thriving at College is also available as an ebook on Hoopla.


The Worst-case Scenario Survival Handbook

Life in college, whether local or abroad, can be challenging and exciting for many people. Feel free to search for more books relating to college and university life available at your local branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library.