While Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search share an overarching goal, there are important differences. ETS staffers work with students as early as sixth grade. Academic preparation is intensive in both programs but offered in different ways.
ETS follows the school calendars and advisors meet with students individually or in small groups following a curriculum appropriate to each grade level.
Both programs offer services such as tutoring, college visits, assistance with college, scholarship and financial aid applications, college entrance test preparation and numerous other services meant to address specific barriers to college. In both programs, parents and partner schools team with TRiO College Access Services to insure that each student has the best opportunity possible to achieve his or her college dreams.
The goal of all three programs TRiO College Access Services offers is to help students with the motivation and skills they need to get into college, and then to succeed and earn a degree.