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Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Educational Talent Search

  • Lucia Delgado
  • Director, College Access Programs
  • (970) 491-0660

Program Description

The Educational Talent Search program works with middle, and high school staff to help students attend college after graduation. Talent Search assists 6th-12th grade students by providing academic, career, college, and financial aid counseling.

Talent Search programs are provided for free during the school day; approximately twice per month. Students are "school-excused" from class for about one hour for each program meeting if they have good academic and attendance records.

On the Colorado State University campus, we host the Pre-High School Institute for eighth graders and the LIFE College Preparation Program for high school juniors. For seniors, we offer a senior trip to visit universities in Colorado, and a senior retreat on survival/success skills for college.

Success Stories

"Talent Search opened doors to me that changed my life in positive ways. I was given an education that prepared me for success, as well as opportunities and experiences I would not have had otherwise." - Derek Rau, Colorado State University

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants



  • Between 25% and 50%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 80%