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AUSTIN TALENT SEARCH - AUSTIN

A pre-college program that provides educational services and college preparatory activities to students in the Austin Independent School District
Female student studying in Alkek Library
Female student studying in Alkek Library

SAN MARCOS TALENT SEARCH - SAN MARCOS

A pre-college program that provides educational services and college prep activities to students in the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District

The mission of Talent Search (TS) at Texas State is to serve traditionally underrepresented, middle and high school students, with special consideration for low-income and first generation students.

In collaboration with the local school district, TS guides, empowers, and nurtures students to progress through the academic pipeline and to succeed in postsecondary education while also promoting personal growth and cultural diversity. TS will inspire students to achieve their full potential as future leaders of a global society by cultivating a college-going culture with emphasis on student-centered programming.

 

Who We Serve

Talent Search serves traditionally underrepresented, middle and high school students, with special consideration for low-income and first-generation students.

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Services | Talent Search

  • College and career preparation assistance
  • Financial literacy and financial aid information
  • Tutoring referrals
  • College Visits
  • Cultural Enrichment Programs
  • Workshops and sessions for students and parents

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Interested in Talent Search?

Apply here by location

Eligibility

Be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident

Attend a participating school in SMCISD or AISD

Be enrolled in grades 6-12

Demonstrate a desire and potential to pursue a college education

Special consideration will be given to:

  • Potential first-generation students
  • Low income students
  • Youth and foster care students
  • Students with documented disability
  • Students with Limited English Proficiency
  • Homeless youth
  • Pregnant or parenting youth

Contact Info

Talent Search Program - Austin

6330 E. Hwy 290, Suite 125
Austin, TX 78723
Phone: 512.821.0025
Fax: 512.821.0027
ETSOffice@txstate.edu

Talent Search Program - San Marcos

Moeller House
456 Lindsey St., San Marcos, TX, 78666
Phone: 512.245.8135
talentsearchsm@txstate.edu