What is ETS?

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



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



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!