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Thanksgiving Break, NOV. 23-25: Classes Canceled, Offices Closed.:

The Max Chambers Library will be open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Nov. 22., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23 and will be closed Nov. 24-26. The Wellness Center will be closed Nov. 23-27 and will resume normal hours Nov. 28.

The Talent Search program was established by the United States Department of Education in 1965. The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete higher education.


About Talent Search Central Connect

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Talent Search Central Connect Program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides cost-free educational services for middle school and high school students who are low-income and/or first- generation (neither parent has a four-year degree) from James L. Capps Middle School, Kenneth Cooper Middle School, Putnam City Original High School and John Marshall Mid-High School.


Program Services

  • Academic, financial, career or personal counseling including advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or postsecondary programs
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Tutorial services
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Mentoring programs
  • Workshops for the families of participants

Participant Eligibility

  1. Must be a U.S. citizen, naturalized or permanent resident
  2. Must currently be enrolled at James L. Capps Middle School, Kenneth Cooper Middle School, Putnam City Original High School or John Marshall Mid-High School.
  3. Must be in grades 6-12

Contact Us

Program Application

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
UCO Max Chambers Library

Phone: 405-974–3600
Fax: 405-974–3881  

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