Reliable test prep, college readiness, and career development
Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) is a valuable online tool used by library patrons of all ages for standardized test preparation, researching undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers. Community members can even pursue new career paths with test prep assistance for career certification exams and gain advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and networking.
Dependable Guidance and Research Tools
Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) can help guide patrons in a number of areas:
- Test prep—Full-length, timed practice exams that simulate the actual testing experience for AP, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED, HiSET, and TASC exams. Diagnostic pre-tests help students determine where they stand and how much preparation they need before taking an exam.
- College planning—Intuitive searches and quick results deliver information on more than 4,000 accredited schools, including school location, tuition, academics, admission requirements, campus life, and much more.
- Financial aid tools—Benefit from an undergraduate scholarship search, financial aid award analyzer, college savings calculator, tuition cost finder, and more.
- Career development—The Resume Builder and Virtual Careers Library tools assist students in building essential career skills—like how to build a resume, cover letter, and interviewing tips for users at all career stages. Using the Career Module, tests help users map interests and aptitudes to the most suitable job categories, industries, and occupations.
- International tools—Help individuals prepare to pass the TOEFL (iBT), TOEFL (PBT), TOEIC, and U.S. Citizenship tests with online practice tests and eBooks.
"Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) features detailed information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, financial scholarships and awards, preparatory entrance exams, and numerous tools to help users identify suitable occupational opportunities. "
- Library Journal, Oct. 15, 2016
Platform 1: Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) provides test preparation for those in high school, college, grad school, planning careers, or new to the US.
Platform 2: Career Planning is a large component of TERC whether for students or adults making career changes.
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Smart test preparation
Gain an advantage with diagnostic pre-tests and real-life practice exams.
Better college planning
Use an easy-to-search database of 4,000+ accredited schools to find the perfect fit.
Financial aid essentials
Plan your college funding aided by up-to-the-minute data on scholarships, tuition costs and much more.