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John Wood Community College Academic Talent Search

  • John Wood Community College Academic Talent Search
  • 1301 South 48th Street
  • Quincy, IL 62305
  • (217) 641- 4343

Program Description

Academic Talent Search (ATS) is one of the Federal Trio Programs funded 100% by the Department of Education. Located in the same office at JWCC's Student Support Services, the program is dedicated to assisting students in identifying and maintaining healthy academic habits from elementary through high school. Our goal is to ensure that students have access to the tools and resources available to be successful in higher education. We assist students in pursuit of various programs of study, including vocational & trade schools, business schools, two & four year colleges, and universities.

Services Provided

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


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 391
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%