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What is EdReady?

EdReady is an English and reading readiness tool that can be used for learning support or as an alternate method for course placement.

How does EdReady work?

Students will begin the program by taking an online diagnostic test. Based on the results of this test, an individualized study plan will be created. Upon completion of the study plan, students will contact the Learning Commons to schedule a proctored diagnostic test which will be used for placement.

How much does EdReady cost?

EdReady is a free service provided by Vol State to any student who qualifies. 

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For more information about EdReady 

or to register, contact:

Delois Reagan at  


Diana Hardin at

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We are here to help you with your EdReady study path! Our staff is available to meet with you in person or via Zoom

If you'd like to book an appointment, you can do so here: Booking

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  • To access the initial test in EdReady, you will need a key code
  • The key code will be sent to you in a welcome email after you have been approved for the program (email Delois Reagan in the Learning Commons to see if you qualify). Don't share your key code with anyone!
  • Once you have received a key code, click on the Quick Start Guide below to register and get started.
  • Contact us if you have any questions!


Online Test Prep

Online Practice Tests for NCLEX, Praxis, ACT, GRE, and many more!

Peterson's Test and Career Prep contains descriptions of 30,000 graduate and professional education programs in more than 300 academic disciplines offered by more than 1500 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Corresponds to the six-volume Peterson’s Annual Guide to Graduate Study.

Peterson's Test and Career Prep includes:

  • Test prep: Full-length, timed practice exams that simulate the actual testing experience for GED,HiSET, AP, ISEE, COOP, SSAT, CLEP, FCAT, SAT, ACT, PSAT, TAKS, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, MAT, TOEFL, TOEIC, PAX, PSB-RN, TEAS
  • U.S. citizenship, and many others 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: Helps individuals prepare to pass the TOEFL (iBT), TOEFL (PBT), TOEIC and U.S. Citizenship tests with online practice tests and eBooks.

A username and password need to be created to use practice exams and other resource functions.

Click here and select "Use This Resource" to register.