Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally funded program that provides information and support to help individuals achieve academic success.

The ETS programs identify and assist individuals (between 11 and 27 years of age) who have the potential to succeed in higher education.

No Cost

There is no cost to the individuals or their families to participate in any of the programs and services.

Serving Students & Adults

ETS serves students in grades 6 through 12 as well as adults under the age of 27. 

Adults served by the program must be one of the following: high school or GED graduates wishing to continue their education, persons who did not complete high school wishing to obtain a high school equivalency certificate or high school diploma, or persons who left a college or vocational training program before completion and wish to resume their education.

Services and Programs

ETS offers a variety of services to prepare individuals for post-secondary, educational success.

Student Services

  • Academic Advising
  • Interest Inventories
  • Career Counseling
  • Tutoring

College Awareness

  • Financial Aid Workshops
  • Assistance with College Admissions Applications
  • College Fair Visits
  • College Campus Tours
  • MAC Computer Lab and Library Access
  • Scholarship Information

Study Skills

  • Test Taking Strategies
  • ACT Preparation
  • ACT Practice Test

Cultural Trips

  • Museums
  • Plays
  • Team Building
  • Art Exhibits
  • Historical Sites
  • Natural History & Ecology
  • St. Louis Symphony

Other Services of Offered

  • ACT Fee Waiver (2 per student – 1 given during 11th grade and 1 given during 12th grade)
  • College Admissions Fee Waiver
  • PLAN Test Reimbursement
  • COMPASS Exam Fee Waiver

Reaching goals doesn't have to be a solo effort.  ETS is here to help.

Enjoy a bright future while reaching for the stars with Educational Talent Search!


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