We are offering select services at 38 library locations, including Central Library.

Free workshops to help you prepare for college entrance exams, apply to college, and pay for college.

Space is limited. Register here!

Get Ready for College is presented by the Los Angeles Public Library in partnership with the Princeton Review. For more information, email teenservices@lapl.org.

Test Prep Series

Spring and Summer Schedule 2021


SAT Preparation Series

In this series, students will take a practice test and will attend a strategy review session on a subsequent day to provide a better understanding of how to improve test scores. Students will also gain access to an online portal to review their score reports, where they will receive detailed feedback and recommendations.

Students will be asked to take their test during this time slot on their own or to complete the test at their own pace before the Strategies sessions.


SAT Prep Test

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 10, 2021, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 17, 2021, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jun. 12, 2021, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jul. 10, 2021, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


SAT Strategies Series

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 24, 2021, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 1, 2021, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jun. 19, 2021, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jul. 24, 2021, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


ACT Preparation Series

In this series, students will take a practice test and will attend a strategy review session on a subsequent day to provide a better understanding of how to improve test scores. Students will also gain access to an online portal to review their score reports, where they will receive detailed feedback and recommendations.

Students will be asked to take their test during this time slot on their own or to complete the test at their own pace before the Strategies sessions.

ACT Prep Test

Saturday, Apr. 3, 2021, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 15, 2021, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 29, 2021, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jul. 17, 2021, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


ACT Strategies Series

Saturday, Apr. 10, 2021, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jun. 5, 2021, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jul. 31, 2021, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Workshops

Spring and Summer Schedule 2021


Paying for College

College is an investment, especially financially, so the cost of college is a typical concern for students and their families. The Princeton Review will provide information on how to make paying for college affordable. Participants will learn about different forms of financial aid, applying for scholarships and how to make smart financial decisions. One hour session.

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, 4 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, 10 a.m.


College 101 - Application Process

Princeton Review staff will discuss college admission requirements and application timelines. Learn the differences between community, four-year colleges, and universities (private, CSUs, UCs, and out of state options). What is Early Admission/Early Decision? Why do they care about your high school GPA and test scores? The one-hour seminar ends with time for questions and answers.

Thursday, Mar. 18, 2021, 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 15, 2021, 10 a.m.


College Application Essay Writing

Learn key tips for a stellar college application essay in this one-hour session. Most colleges require you to submit an essay or personal statement as part of your college application. One hour session.

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, 10 a.m.


SAT vs ACT - Which test is best for me?

Choosing between the ACT®, SAT® is like deciding between Snapchat or Instagram Stories. They’re both going to share a story with your friends, but some people may like one more than the other. In this online session, we will break down each test and give students all the details they need to decide whether they should take the ACT or SAT…or both!

Saturday, Apr. 17, 2021, 10 a.m
Thursday, Jul. 8, 2021, 4 p.m.

Online Test Prep

Testing & Education Reference Center

A valuable online tool for standardized test preparation, researching and selecting college, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers.

LearningExpress Library

An innovative, web-based learning solution that provides access to a comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources.