Academic Talent Search (ATS) at Sacramento State


Important Announcement:

Qualifying Test No Longer Required to Apply!


Are you interested in getting a taste of the college experience? Academic Talent Search (ATS) offers 4th-9th graders (grade level as of Jan. 1st) exciting summer courses at Sacramento State that you pick for yourself! Discover new subjects, dive deeper into your favorite fields, explore a university campus, and make new friends who share similar interests! Choose from classes like Acting for Stage and Screen, Beginning Japanese, Fast-Paced Algebra 1, Intro to TV Broadcasting, LEGO Robotics, The Science of Genetics, and many others.

Beginning with the 2020 year,  Sacramento State’s qualifying exam (School and College Ability Test) is no longer required. By removing the test as an application requirement, it makes it easier for 4th-9th grade students to attend a fun, interactive pre-college experience at Sacramento State that inspires the pursuit of higher education. 

For more information about  ATS, contact CA State University, Sacramento at (916) 278-7032 or
Youth Programs at Sacramento State!
Students entering 7th-10th grade can learn more at Online registration is open, and students will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the unprecedented circumstances faced by families this year, scholarship vouchers will be provided to help cover course fees. More details can be found on the Youth Programs website. Summer Youth Programs is a tradition at Sacramento State, and our goal is to resume on-site classes next year.