Students in the College Access Program

Educational Talent Search

The Educational Talent Search (ETS) program identifies and assists youth in San Francisco from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides free academic, career, financial aid counseling, and college application assistance to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. ETS has served the city of San Francisco since 2016.

Target Schools

The program serves the following schools:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
    350 Girard Street, San Francisco, CA 94134
  • Visitacion Valley Middle School
    1971 Visitacion Valley Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134
  • Phillip and Sala Burton High School
    400 Mansel Street, San Francisco, CA 94134

College Prep Services

All services are free, no cost to you or your family.

Your connection and participation will be recognized by colleges when applying and may contribute to a positive consideration for your admissions.

6th - 11th Grade

  • A-G Academic advising for required college admissions courses
  • Field trips to visit colleges & social/cultural experiences
  • Advising for career and college exploration and planning
  • Summer enrichment activities or connections to valuable summer internships and programs

11th Grade Additional Services

  • College major and campus selection advisement
  • ACT/SAT Test Prep Workshops (Spring)

12th Grade College

  • SAT/ACT Test Prep & Fee Waivers
  • College Application Completion Assistance
  • College Essay Assistance
  • FAFSA Completion Assistance
  • Over $500 in fee waivers for college applications and admissions testing
  • ETS Scholarships

How to Apply