Welcome


The Educational Talent Search Programs at UT Arlington provide free college, career and financial aid information to over 1,000 junior high and high school students each year. Talent Search identifies and selects students who demonstrate the potential for post-secondary enrollment and provides them with the motivation and support to enroll in a program of post-secondary education (college, university, technical or vocational school) after high school graduation.

This program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to the postsecondary institution of their choice. Talent Search also serves high school dropouts by encouraging them to reenter the education system and complete their education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youths from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in postsecondary education institutions of their choice. We provide tutoring services, career exploration, aptitude assessments, counseling, mentoring programs, workshops, and information on postsecondary institutions.


7th through 12th grade students!


  • Are you:

  • Looking for Educational Opportunities?
  • Needing Assistance with your Pre-College Planning?
  • Want to go to College and have questions about getting there?
  • Well, you have found the right place! And we want to help you!
  • We invite you to apply to be a participant. No fees required! Complete the attached application and return it by email (scan) or mail and we will contact you.
  • Click here for the APPLICATION
  • We look forward to helping you get connected to Higher Education!

Talent Search Online Services


Our facilities are closed however we are working remotely to assist you. We are providing you access and opportunity to the same services via our online portal, TSOS (Talent Search Online Services). Review the tabs that are provided. There is one for each grade level and also tabs for our upcoming workshops and virtual tours. Please take advantage of these opportunities to access pre-college materials and information that you will need to be prepared for college. We are also available to you by email and telephone during our 8 am to 5 pm office hours. Please contact us if you need us.

Visit Talent Search Online Services

Services Provided


  • Academic, financial, career, or personal counseling including advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or postsecondary programs
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Information on postsecondary education
  • Exposure to college campuses
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams

Who Can Join?


  • Be a U.S Citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • Be at least 11 years of age and in grades 7-12;
  • Qualify as Low Income and/or Potential First Generation College Graduate (neither parent has received a 4-year degree);
  • Commit to remain in the Talent Search Program until High School graduation;
  • Demonstrate Potential for Postsecondary Enrollment as defined by:
    • Expressing a desire to go to college;
    • Maintaining a GPA of 2.75 or higher;
    • Exhibiting good citizenship and leadership skills.

Activities Calendar


Talent Search will be providing Virtual Workshops every Thursday and Virtual College Tours on Fridays. For more information and to register please contact Janah Bruton jbruton@uta.edu


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Baylor University Virtual Tour


Beginning Date: Friday, April 3, 2020

Instructions: Below you will Click on Virtual College Tour. When you complete the Virtual College Tour you will click Complete Tour Questionnaire. To submit questionnaire answers, once you answer all questions you will see a orange square button, please click the orange square button to submit and you will receive credit. Thank you for participating in the Virtual Tour and answering the Questionnaire.

Virtual College Tour
Complete Tour Questionnaire

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Workshop: Life Skills 101


Beginning Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020

Instructions: Below you will Click on Virtual Life Skills 101. When you complete the Virtual Life Skills 101 you will click Complete Life Skills 101 Questionnaire. To submit questionnaire answers, once you answer all questions you will see a orange square button, please click the orange square button to submit and you will receive credit. Thank you for participating in the Virtual Life Skills 101 and answering the Questionnaire.

Virtual Life Skills 101
Complete Life Skills 101 Questionnaire

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Activity: Arlington Animal Shelter


Beginning Date: Friday, April 10, 2020
Grades 7-12

This is a great opportunity for you to be creative and help the City of Arlington Animal Services with items that you create for the animals in need. Click on the following link and find a number of opportunities that you can find something to do while you are at home!

Activity Book
Arlington Animal Shelter Questionnaire

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Workshop: AP/IB Dual Credit Class


Beginning Date: Friday, April 16, 2020

Please click on the links below to access the class and the questionnaire.

AP/IB Dual Credit Class
Complete AP/IB Questionnaire

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Navarro College Virtual Tour


Beginning Date: Friday, April 17, 2020

Instructions: Below you will Click on Navarro College Student Life. When you complete the Virtual College Tour you will click Complete Tour Questionnaire. To submit questionnaire answers, once you answer all questions you will see a orange square button, please click the orange square button to submit and you will receive credit. Thank you for participating in the Virtual Tour and answering the Questionnaire.

Navarro College Student Life
Complete Tour Questionnaire

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Workshop: Tidying Up Loose Ends


Beginning Date: Friday, May 14, 2020
Submission Deadline: May 21, 2020

Please click on the links below to access the class and the questionnaire.

Tidying Up Loose Ends
Complete Tidying Up Loose End Questionnaires

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University of Houston Virtual Tour


Beginning Date: Friday, April 24, 2020

Instructions: Below you will Click on University of Houston Campus Tour. When you complete the Virtual College Tour you will click Complete Tour Questionnaire. To submit questionnaire answers, once you answer all questions you will see a orange square button, please click the orange square button to submit and you will receive credit. Thank you for participating in the Virtual Tour and answering the Questionnaire.

University of Houston Tour
Complete Tour Questionnaire

Spirit Week of May & Senior Recognition Class 2020


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Spirit Week


Beginning Date: Monday, May 18, 2020

Ending Date: Friday, May 22, 2020
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Class of 2020


Beginning Date: Monday, May 25, 2020

Ending Date: Friday, May 29, 2020

Instructions: Coming Soon



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