ETS Student Services

ETS Student Services

Services provided include:

  • Academic, financial, career or personal counseling including advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or postsecondary programs
  • Career exploration
  • Connections to tutoring services
  • Information on postsecondary education
  • Exposure to college campuses
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance with college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams such as SAT and ACT prep
  • Cultural enrichment activities for participants
  • Self-esteem and personal growth

Who is eligible for the ETS Program?

Any U.S. citizen or permanent resident that is either currently in grades 6-12 at one of our target schools that is between the ages of 10 and 27, who are interested in pursuing higher education through a technical or four-year college degree. Applicants that are first generation and income eligible receive priority placement.

Who pays for the activities provided by the ETS Program?

ETS is funded by a grant through the U.S. Department of Education. This grant follows the legislation provided by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (Title IV). It should be noted that Talent Search Programs were part of the original legislation enacted in 1965. Its success helped support the creation of Educational Opportunity Centers, Veterans Upward Bound, and Upward Bound Math/Science in 1972; the Training Program in 1976; the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program in 1986, and the TRIO Dissemination Project in 1998. All of these programs make up what is called “TRiO” programs. This legislation defines participant eligibility, funding levels, documentation rules, and uses for the monies provided. The Higher Education Act is renewed every six years; therefore, funding levels and other issues can be reflected by the current administration.

What can I expect from the ETS Program?

You can expect that highly qualified professionals will assist you with your academic and career goals. Our staff members have extensive backgrounds and training in educational and social issues that impact the success of students. We use this knowledge to provide creative programming, intrusive advising, and innovative experiences that will prepare you for higher education. We will be there to assist you in your current academic endeavors as well as preparing you for the future by assisting with college applications and navigating the financial aid process. If we have information about deadline dates, we will get them for you, and if you need a sounding board to explore your options, we will be there for you.
Some of the activities as a ETS participant you will be involved with are:

  • Awareness of college opportunities
  • Self-esteem and personal growth
  • High school academic achievement
  • Active participation in school events and organizations
  • Connections to tutoring services
  • Exploration of career interest and options
  • Financial aid information
  • Parental knowledge of college planning and techniques
  • College campus visits
  • College application process

What does ETS expect from me?

Should you choose to apply for the program, we expect that means you have a strong desire to enter post secondary education and you will commit to this purpose. We ask that you complete all paper work needed in a timely manner as that assists us in maximizing dollars for your experience. We ask that you participate in activities provided by the program. We will come visit you in the schools, so we hope you come filled with questions and updates about your education. Finally, we ask that you involve your family in your success whenever possible; building a wide and strong educational support system will be the key to your success. Please remember YOUR legacy begins today; it is for you to choose the direction.

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