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What is TRiO Talent Search?

The TRiO Talent Search Program is an academic preparation program designed to assist 9th – 12th grade students in developing the skills necessary to ensure academic success. The goal of TRiO TS is to encourage students at Oceanside and El Camino High School to graduate from high school and continue on to a post-secondary education.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the CSUSM TRiO Talent Search Program is to provide academic advising, test preparation assistance, university tours, assistance in completing scholarship applications, tutoring, financial aid advising and much more.

Program Services

  • Academic Advising
  • Test Preparation
  • Transcript Review
  • Test Waivers
  • University Tours
  • Assistance in Completing College Applications
  • Important College Information
  • Assistance in Completing Financial Aid Apps
  • Study & Test Taking Skills
  • Financial Literacy
  • Tutoring 

TRiO Talent Search Program is made possible by a federal grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education and in collaboration with California State University San Marcos, Oceanside High School and El Camino High School.