Future Students


Students must meet federal admissions criteria, attend one of our 12 target schools, and demonstrate a genuine interest in pursuing education beyond high school. In addition to federal guidelines, each student must meet program criteria ensuring the appropriate grade point average (2.5 or higher), and completion of application materials.

How to Apply

Use the link below to complete the online application. A TRIO Coordinator will contact you to complete the application process. To expedite the process, please attach an unofficial transcript with your online application. Application forms are also available in your school’s guidance office.

TRIO TS Application: English & Spanish


If you have any questions about the application forms or process, please contact us by phone at  919.515.6447, by email at trio-talentsearch@ncsu.edu or contact a Talent Search Staff member.

La’Toya Cesar Reed, Assistant Director
Email: ldreed@ncsu.edu

Frances De Los Santos, TS Legacy Program Coordinator | Johnston County Schools
Email: fmdeloss@ncsu.edu

Josie Rikard, TS Legacy Program Coordinator | Wake County  Schools                                                                          Email: jarikard@ncsu.edu