AEP Resources

The Academic Exploration Program assists students with discovering their interests using a variety of internationally recognized interest, skill and personality assessments. Professional staff are available on-site to provide their expertise. Appointments can be made by calling 309.677.2416, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.


Please contact (309) 677-2416 to schedule an appointment to have any of the following assessments administered.

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
  • Self-Directed Search®
  • College Majors Scorecard
  • Kuder Journey®
  • Career Occupational Preference System (COPS-P)


  • Career Player - Use The Video Quick Jump To Find Areas That Interest You.
  • College Majors 101 - click on the major areas that appeal to you.
  • Smith Career Center's Inside Jobs - Click on "Inside jobs" to view career videos based on different interests.

Staff Resources

Anyone can access videos, websites and online assessments intended to help students find the best major. Many of these resources are biased, under-informed or otherwise inaccurate. Our knowledgeable AEP staff can help students identify quality methods and resources for exploration. Often times, a conversation with an AEP advisor is the best way to learn where to go next, so schedule an appointment or visit our office during drop in advising hours.

Web Resources

Print Resources

The Academic Exploration Program office in Cullom-Davis Library 320 contains a broad selection of literature students may use for major and career exploration. Students may browse and borrow from the AEP literature collection by appointment.