Students must have completed five years of education or are at least 11 years of age but not more than 27 years of age. Students who enroll in the Talent Search Program must be a first generation college student or meet income eligibility guidelines. 

The UWM Talent Search Program selects students from 6-11th grade who attend one of the following “target” schools: Lincoln Center of the Arts, Vieau School, Maryland Avenue, Story Elementary School, Urban Waldorf, North Division, South Division, Riverside, Washington, WCLL and Bradley Tech.