Duke TIP

Get Started

Step 1: Prepare

Before you get started, we suggest perusing this site to learn about talent search benefits, considerations for testing, and the enrollment process.

Step 2: Select

Identify your eligible students using recent qualifying test scores. Choose the name of your qualifying test and then review the score requirements.

Step 3: Notify

Deliver the exciting news to families! We've made it easy with an invitation template in English or Spanish. We have also provided you with a PowerPoint presentation (helpful notes included) that describes our talent search in detail. Feel free to use this presentation in parent meetings.

Step 4: Enroll

Families enroll directly, but may need your encouragement to take part. Encourage families to enroll online (for a quicker response) or to submit a paper application. See our calendar for deadlines. There are fee grants, which are available to students who qualify for free or reduced lunch programs.

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Display Our Partnership Badge

When you become a TIP school or district partner, you may display your support of academically talented youth by using this partnership badge on your websites, social media pages or in your publications. Right click on the image to save a web-ready version or download a high resolution file from the related downloads section on this page.