The Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Purdue Calumet assists local middle and high school students with preparing for post-secondary education through a variety of ways that excite the students, prepare the parents and help everyone to better understand the college enrollment process.


ETS services students from schools in Hammond and East Chicago. Applicants to the program must demonstrate need for assistance as well as desire and dedication to obtain a post-secondary education. Once a students is admitted to the ETS program, they have access to all ETS services for no charge.


One of the ways that ETS works to service its students is through summer enrichment programs. ETS not only offers its own programs at Purdue Calumet but also partners with summer programs at many other colleges and universities to give students the opportunity to have many different athletic, educational and artistic experiences.


ETS also partners with local organizations that offer year-round academic resources to students. These resources include tutoring, homework assistance and college preparatory curriculum among others.


ETS also works with the parents of students to help them understand how to help their children. Some resources offered to parents are GED preparation and testing, information on alternative educational institutions, information on local scholarships and assistance with technology.


The program also assists students and parents with the completion of FAFSA documents and gets them connected with financial aid organizations. The stated mission of ETS is “to enable targeted individuals an opportunity to enhance their overall quality of life by providing comprehensive involvement in academic and career-related services” and all of these services and programs contribute to doing just that.


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