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So you want to join ETS? Check out our eligibility requirements below and complete your application today!

ETS Eligibility Requirements

UC Davis Educational Talent Search (ETS) program services are offered at no cost to students who meet the following requirements:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • First-generation college-bound student (neither parent has completed a bachelor’s degree)
  • Attend a participating middle school or high school where ETS services are provided
  • Maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • Submit a completed ETS application (see below for application instructions)
  • Be between the ages of 11-27
  • Two-thirds of ETS participants must meet low-income guidelines

How to Apply

Step One

Download our application in English or Spanish. (The applications can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate language.)

Step Two

Completely fill out the application. Only students with completed applications will be considered. Make sure you have the following personal information before you start your application:

  1. Mailing Address
  2. Family Information – Highest Level of Education Completed
  3. Family Information – Number of People Living in the Household
  4. Family Information – Income

Step Three

Email your application to Students can also turn in their completed applications to their school counselors or they can mail them in to the address listed at the top of the application.

ETS Selection Process

Upon receiving a student’s application, ETS program counselors will meet with the student to conduct an informal interview to discuss career and educational goals. Selection will be based on the student’s need for the program as assessed through the interview and on a completed application to determine program eligibility. Students will receive notification by mail as an official acceptance into the program.

ETS requires that students be dedicated to their educational goals of school success, work to maintain or raise their GPA, attend at least 80% of the workshops at schools and exemplify a positive attitude at all ETS related activities.

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