In order to participate in the Educational Talent Search program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Attend one of the target area schools:
Region 1 Schools
- Fulton College Preparatory School
- Maclay Middle School
- Pacoima Middle School
- Sun Valley Middle School
- Van Nuys Middle School
- Francis Polytechnic High School
- San Fernando High School
- Van Nuys High School
Region 2 Schools
- Madison Middle School
- Olive Vista Middle School
- San Fernando Middle School
- Sepulveda Middle School
- Grant High School
- Monroe High School
- Sylmar High School
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- Have completed the fifth grade and be between the ages of 11-27.
- Show potential to attend a post-secondary institution and need the program services offered to accomplish his/her educational goals.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
- Have a demonstrated academic need.
- Have a desire to attend a postsecondary institution