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ETS provides guidance services to 950 middle school and high school students who are highly motivated to go on to some form of education after they complete high school. Many of our students lack the financial resources and know-how to enroll in higher education. Typically, participants are the first in their families to go to college, and most are from financially challenged households; students range in age from 11 to 18 years old.

ETS services, all of which are free, help participants complete secondary school and enroll in post-secondary education programs offered through colleges, universities, and trade or technical schools. Participants receive assistance in applying to any college or university. Advisors meet with enrolled students at their schools during school hours. Students leave a designated class to attend 15-30 minute guidance sessions with their Advisor, on a regular basis - usually about once a month.

Advisors cover a number of topics with students, including: test-taking skills, career exploration, drop-out prevention, self-esteem building, college application completion, and filling out financial aid forms. All of the lessons, programs, and topics are designed to deepen students' interest in attending college and to improve their academic performance.


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Midlands Technical College
P.O. Box 2408, Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: 803/822-3628
(Natural Talent + Opportunity) Hard Work = Success