Educational Talent Search


The Educational Talent Search (ETS) program has been helping low-income and potential first-generation students successfully graduate from secondary school and enroll in post-secondary education since 1977. Targeting 13 high schools in the Long Beach/Los Angeles area, ETS advisors guide students in their search for higher-education enrollment and career possibilities. College tours, career planning, and scholarship and financial aid resources are among the many things ETS offers for students attending target schools. ETS is a free, federally-funded program housed at California State University, Long Beach since 1977.

ETS Staff Photo

Services Provided By ETS

College Advisor Mentors(CAM) are placed at these high school sites.

College Advisor Mentors (CAM) are placed at the high school sites, providing the following program services in conjunction with the program director, program coordinators and program assistants:

  • Academic Advising
  • Postsecondary Exploration
  • Postsecondary Application Assistance
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Advising
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance
  • College Entrance Examination Information and Registration Assistance
  • Career Awareness and Planning
  • Connections to Tutorial Services
  • College Campus Tours and Visits

Eligibility Requirements

To participate in ETS, students must

  • Attend one of the Target Schools or reside in the target area.
  • Have completed the fifth grade or be at least 11 years old and not older than 27 years old.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Show potential for future success in college or vocational school.
  • Need encouragement from the program to do their best in school.
  • Agree to commit and actively participate in the program activities.
  • Complete an ETS application form and submit necessary income verification information.

College Advisor Mentors Now Placed At School Sites
Please see the staff information link for the name of the CAM and their work hours.

Test fee waivers are available from the ETS Advisor.

College Entrance Exams

SAT Test Dates

October 5, 2019

  • Regular Registration: September 6, 2019
  • Late Registration: September 17, 2019

November 2 , 2019

  • Regular Registration: October 3, 2019
  • Late Registration: October 15, 2019

December 7 , 2019

  • Regular Registration: November 8, 2018
  • Late Registration: November 19, 2019

March 14, 2020

  • Regular Registration: February 14, 2020
  • Late Registration: February 25, 2020

May 2, 2020

  • Regular Registration: April 3, 2020
  • Late Registration: April 14, 2020

June 6 , 2020

  • Regular Registration: May 8, 2020
  • Late Registration: May 8, 2020


ACT Test Dates

September 14 , 2019

  • Regular Registration: August 16, 2019
  • Late Registration: August 17-30, 2019

October 26 , 2019

  • Regular Registration: September 20, 2019
  • Late Registration: September 21-October 4, 2018

December 14, 2019

  • Regular Registration: November 8, 2019
  • Late Registration: November 9-22, 2019

February 8, 2020

  • Regular Registration: January 10, 2020
  • Late Registration: January 11-17, 2020

April 4, 2020

  • Regular Registration: February 28, 2020
  • Late Registration: February 29-25, 2020

June 13, 2020

  • Regular Registration: May 8, 2020
  • Late Registration: May 9-22, 2020

July 18, 2020

  • Regular Registration: June 19, 2020
  • Late Registration: June 20-26, 2020