DVC TRIO Programs: Educational Talent Search (ETS) and Upward Bound (UB)

Educational Talent Search (ETS) and Upward Bound (UB) are federally funded programs designed to motivate, support, and encourage low-income, first generation students to graduate from high school and continue on to a post-secondary school of their choice. ETS and UB are administered by Diablo Valley College. Students from Mt. Diablo Unified School District are preparing for college by participating in ETS and UB. 

      • Visiting colleges
      • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
      • College information and assistance with completing admissions applications
      • Financial aid and scholarships information and application assistance
      • Academic, financial, career counseling including advice on entry to secondary or postsecondary program
      • Tutorial service
      • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
      • Special activities for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders
      • Workshops for the parents of participants
      • Summer program for math, English and college planning

Students must meet program eligibility guidelines, be between the ages of 11 and 27 and have completed the fifth grade.  In any given project year, two-thirds of the participants must be low-income and potential first-generation college students. ETS English and ETS Spanish Application and UB Application forms

ETS and UB provides hands on assistance with college admissions and financial aid applications. Parents are encouraged to participate in workshops designed to teach them how to support their children through the college admissions process. UB provides academic tutoring at the target schools, one on one advising services, academic monitoring, monthly Saturday Enrichment activities, community service and a six week academic program. 


Contact Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound

Telephone: 925-969-2189  
Office location: SSC 258  Pleasant Hill campus map
Hours: Monday/Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.