ETS Parents

Parent Information


The more you know, the better you can help prepare your child for their future. Learn how Educational Talent Search (ETS) helps your child succeed. Parents can easily find themselves overwhelmed with information and costs involved with helping their child enter college. Here are a few concerns:

  • My child may not have the good grades for college.
  • College will cost too much money!
  • College is only for students with clear career or major plans.
  • You must have a high school diploma to get into college.

Although these concerns cause students and parents to disregard college, the following topics are covered in the Educational Talent Search Program to help support your child and provide a clearer understanding about their options. We cover:

Academic Concerns

  • The value of a college degree and the university curriculum
  • Academic major information and understanding career planning
  • Study skills and strategies
  • University policies and procedures
  • College resources and services
  • Instructors’ diverse teaching styles
  • Personal learning styles and their implications for college success

Personal and Social Concerns

  • Interpersonal relationship skills
  • Improving communication skills
  • Personal values and goals (including time and money management)
  • Leadership skills and the importance of extracurricular activities
  • Health and wellness issues
  • Personal problem-solving skills
  • Responsible decision-making skills
  • Academic limitations and assistance seeking

Career Information and Planning

  • Assessing personal interests, abilities and values
  • Occupational and educational relationships
  • Job search skills such as résumé writing and interviewing
  • Personal career goals
  • On-campus career resources

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