Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TiP)

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    The Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization that supports academically talented students in grades four through twelve. Duke TIP offers above-level testing, enrichment resources, year-round learning options, residential summer programs, online courses, and need-based financial aid. They also conduct original research into the needs of gifted students to inform parents and educators. The Duke TIP programs are designed to challenge gifted students, inspire them to take pride in their abilities, and foster their educational, social, and emotional development.

    Enrollment in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search or the 7th Grade Talent Search is required to participate in most Duke TIP educational programs.

How to Qualify for Duke TiP

  • Grades 4-7

    • Scoring at or above the 95th percentile on an accepted grade-level standardized test, aptitude test, mental-ability test, or state criterion-referenced test
    • Scoring 125 or above on a standard IQ test

    Grades 8-10

    Enrollment in the 8th-10th Grade Option is limited to one of the following:

    • Students outside the United States
    • Students who narrowly missed qualifying for the 7th Grade Talent search
    • Students who are too old to apply to the 7th Grade Talent search
    • Students who missed the enrollment period for Duke TIP's 7th Grade Talent Search

Benefits of Duke TiP

  • Benefits of Duke TiP, Grades 4-6

    • Access to online activites designed for academically advanced students
    • Access to the online Duke TIP Book Club, as well as numerous online publications
    • Opportunity to register for the PSAT 8/9 as an above-level test
    • The annual Duke TIP Writing and Illustration Contest, awarding monetary prizes for winning students and their enrolling schools
    • Opportunities for additional online lessons and in-person courses designed to challenge academically gifted students with rigorous and engaging topics
    • Educational programs such as Academic Adventures, eInvestigators, and CRISIS

    Benefits of Duke TiP, Grade 7

    • Opportunity to take the same ACT or SAT that college-bound high schoolers take, with the cost of one test registration included in the enrollment fee
    • Score report summary from testing with suggestions for how to use that knowledge to create an educational plan
    • Opportunity to qualify for TIP's recognition ceremonies and for some educational programs, including the Summer Studies Program and eStudies
    • Scholar Weekends and Field Studies

    Benefits of Duke TiP, Grades 8-10

    • Eligibility to apply to TIP's Summer Studies Program and eStudies (with qualifying ACT or SAT scores)
    • An independent above-level testing experience, including tools to interpret ACT or SAT scores
    • Access to special publications
    • Guidance and advice from TIP's gifted education experts

Duke TIP 4th-6th Grade Score Results Request

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