The most crucial time for preparing for college is right now. Getting ready for college requires planning and making important decisions along the way.
Middle school, where it all begins … TRiO Educational Talent Search balances learning with self expression and fun. Our advisors conduct workshops and activities that provide students with the information they need to prepare for high school and college. Students not only learn about college careers, and how to develop study skills, they interact with other TRiO students, which helps to reinforce self-esteem and a positive college-going attitude. In addition, there are fun activities like summer camps and special events held throughout the year.
Freshman year … provides the foundation for the high school experience. TRiO students set forward looking goals for academics and personal achievement based on exploration of their own learning style and career interests.
As a Sophomore … we expand our emphasis on career exploration to include college majors and career fields. Special events and guest visits help to emphasize the important roles that planning and goal setting play during your high school years.
The importance of Junior year … now we begin looking more in-depth at college and how to select the right college. Work with your TRiO transition specialist one-on-one and in a group setting to research and prepare for college entry. Review and print out your Junior Action Plan which provides important insights into financial aid, SAT/ACT preparation and more. (Click on your grade in the blue box near the bottom right to begin your junior action plan.)
Looking forward to Senior year and graduation … it s going to be a busy year. Early on, print out and review your Senior Action Plan to ensure you are on track and ready to go. Begin the year by considering pre-college testing, college research and then the process of applying to your college(s) of choice. With winter comes financial aid and scholarship essay reviews. College tours and special events round out the year just prior to graduation. (Click on your grade in the blue box near the bottom right to begin you senior action plan.)
Already a high school graduate? If you are 18 to 19 years of age or older and are making the transition from high school to college, TRiO can help. TRiO Educational Talent Search is available to recent graduates of TRiO ETS target schools. If you didn't attend a target school or have been away from high school for some time, TRiO Educational Opportunity Center is the TRiO program that is dedicated to meeting your college-going needs.