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Atlanta Metropolitan State College Educational Talent Search

  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College Educational Talent Search
  • 1630 Metropolitan Parkway SW
  • Atlanta, GA 30310
  • Ruth Jean
  • Educational Talent Search Director
  • 718-813-2873

Program Description

TRiO Programs at Atlanta Metropolitan State College address the unique academic and cutrioltural needs of individuals who are identified as TRiO eligible: low-income and/ or first generation college students. TRiO programs at Atlanta Metropolitan State College maintain a strong commitment to student access and academic excellence.

The Talent Search 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 and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participant with the postsecondary application process. Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation

Demographics

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 79%