Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep Suite is a comprehensive online tool for standardized test preparation, researching undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring and preparing for careers. It offers tools that benefit learners at any stage in their academic or professional journey, from students preparing for high school entrance exams to career professionals looking for resume help or career guidance.

Recent enhancements include:

Redesigned User Interface: A new, cleaner look and feel starts with a simplified visual layout that gives quick and easy access to tools and content.

Goal Setting: The updated “My Resources” section empowers users to set personal goals, as well as save tests, videos, courses, articles, schools, scholarships, and jobs to their profile so they can access them anytime.

Easier Navigation: Search assist auto-completes suggested search results, helping users quickly access information.

Spanish User Interface enables learners to translate the site into Spanish. Over the next year, more Spanish language content will be added with a focus on test content.

Expanded Content: New video lessons and interactive content, such as flashcards and matching activities, are added to courses quarterly, keeping students engaged as they prepare for tests or strive to enter the workforce.

Formats/platforms used:

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep is a web-based app that can be used on any computer, tablet, or smartphone. Integrated in the platform are links to resources such as a resume tool (VisualCV) and a career finding tool (PathwayU).


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Problem solved:

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep helps students in middle school, high school and higher ed prepare for tests, research graduate and undergraduate programs, find tuition assistance, and explore and prepare for careers.

Grade Range:

It is designed for use by students in grades 6-12 and in higher education.

Core, supplemental or extracurricular:

In helping students explore and pursue the next step in their education and career, it is both supplemental and extracurricular.


All test prep courses, practice tests, and test prep eBooks are created from the standards of the tests they represent. These tests range from specific subjects like AP tests, real estate licensing, to more general subjects like the SAT and ACT which cover a wide variety of subject matter.

Lesson time needed:

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep is for use outside of the classroom, so it doesn’t require any lesson time.

Pricing model:

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep may be purchased as an annual subscription by academic, public and school libraries, but not for purchase by individuals. Subscription pricing is based on such factors as FTE, population served and consortium agreements. Bundle and consortium pricing are available. Potential customers should contact their Gale representative for the most current pricing and for consortia purchase information. A free trial for the product can be requested at:

Additional services needed:

No additional services are required.


What makes
Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep unique?

Test prep software is notoriously hard to navigate. It can be hard to find what test takers are searching for since content is often hidden behind confusing headers or deep within products. The Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep UI enhancements alleviate that problem and make information easy to find, and easy to use. Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep prides itself on not only being one of the easiest test and career prep platforms to navigate, but also one that has a wide breadth of content for anyone looking to prepare for a test or a career.


The clean and modern UI offers a streamlined visual layout that gives users quick and easy access to the tools and content they need. Peterson’s encourages users to set goals and provides a location to return to those relevant tools again and again.

Here’s what users are saying:

“We’ve been offering Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep for several years now and we’ve had many patrons report significant score improvements on graduate and professional program entrance tests such as the LSAT and MCAT. This resource has truly been a game-changer for our library. It provides a digital alternative to our paper-based test prep resources, which are in high demand, particularly for military aptitude tests.”

– Suzy Murray, e-resources librarian at Sacramento Public Library


“The thing I like best about Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test & Career is that it has up-to-date practice eBooks for a wide variety of tests. To provide all of these up-to-date eBooks in print would be very expensive and time consuming for staff. We love that we have a tool our customers can access these types of materials from their own home, 24/7. Whether our customers are looking to improve SATS scores or studying to be a Nurse, Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test & Career can help. The tools and features used most by my customers are the career tools (advice, resume help, etc.) and test prep and practice tests (SATs, LSATs, Praxis, ASVAB, etc.). We’ve had a lot of success with the amount of use the product gets. So far in 2023 our customers have logged in over sixteen thousand times. I would advise other libraries who are considering Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test & Career Prep that it really is a very comprehensive product that can help such a wide variety of learners and job seekers. It’s very easy to use and the information is very up to date.”

– Danielle Stanley, electronic resources manager, Phoenix Public Library