These publications were developed for families who are serving in a country outside of their own, though the two handbooks can still be helpful to those who are living in the United States.

Please Note: Please do not pass on a direct link to the handbooks. They are updated regularly, and the old ones are deleted. Instead, link to this page.

College Prep Handbook 2019

The College Prep Handbook contains information on high school preparation, choosing the right college, applying to colleges, scholarships and financial aid, and college life. It also contains appendices with additional information. We believe this is the most accurate information we could update as of October 2019. Please be aware there may have been changes by schools or organizations since then or inaccuracies of which we were not aware. If the file is too large to download and you would like it by CD (for a small fee) or if you would like to be notified of the next update, please contact us at the e-mail address below. [Note: While the handbook contains some information for Canadians and others, most of the handbook is geared towards those attending college in the United States.]

High School to Occupation Handbook 2019

Not every student chooses to go to college. And yet, for those who have lived most of their lives overseas, there is a lot of information that would be helpful to know…re-entry information, how to get training for a job…how to join the military. This handbook is intended to meet that need. It also includes a list of careers, job search websites, resources for employment, and creating a resume.

Other Resources

American Advanced Placement Program & British University Entrance Requirements
For any students applying to British universities, the greater flexibility towards APs as an entrance qualification means that it may well be possible for young people and their families to remain in their place of assignment until the end of High School.

Career Planning for Teens
This blog post has some great suggestions and links to help your high school aged teens in making their transition to life after high school, particularly finding direction for their area of occupation so they know what type of education they will need.

High School Graduates: Transitioning to North America, by Lynée Ward (ETO)
As we say good-bye to parting seniors, we sometimes wonder what is ahead for those students as…

Mometrix Academy
This site is filled with numerous tutorial videos to help you prepare for standardized tests such as GMAT, SAT, ACT, Praxis I, SSAT, GED, etc.

Study Guide Zone
This website gives information and helps for all of the major US standardized college entrance exams. Included are practice resources to help students prepare for the exams.

Test Dates Central.com
This site is a central Database of USA major standardized tests that are only give on certain dates throughout the year. Also included are Math Practice Questions for Algebra 1 & 2, Exponents, Fractions, Geometry, Measurements, Percents and Ratios, Word Problems and more.

Test Prep Review
Lots of information on this site on College Scholarships for students coming to the USA for college. There are also links to free practice tests for all kinds of texts such as ACT, PSAT, SAT, CLEP, CPA, MCAT, GMAT, and many more.

Varsity Learning Tools Free Practice Tests
The world’s largest free practice test and assessment site. In total, they have over 35,000 professionally written problems and thousands of distinct practice tests across 120 subjects. Each question is tagged down to the core academic concept being tested.

Union Test Prep
Union Test Prep provides free practice tests, flashcards, and other study aids for standardized tests such as the ACT, Accuplacer (a set of reading, math, and writing tests that help determine college-level course placement), SAT, GED and more.