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What is Educational Talent Search (ETS)?

ETS is a federally funded program of the U.S. Department of Education. The Goal of ETS is to encourage students to go to college. Two thirds of our students are both low-income and first generation but we serve everyone. Our office is located at Diablo Valley College.



  • College Visits
  • In-school Workshops
  • Academic Tutoring
  • Summer academic enrichment programs: Math, English, College Planning, Testing & Career Exploration.
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Fee waivers for college entrance exams, admissions, and financial aid application fees.

NOTE: Students need to receive 4 services per year to remain in the program. We encourage students to participate as much as they can in the program. Increased participation will look better on college applications.

Communicate with the adviser, Ms. Andrea Bell with any questions.


  • Usually meet at DVC or Concord BART Station.

  • Lunch is often provided.

  • Transportation is provided.

  • If ride BART or bus, tickets will be provided.

**Need to turn in permission slips ahead of time if want to attend field trips.

Contact info

Ms. Andrea Bell

Program Coordinator