Duke TIP

What is the Talent Search?


The largest program of its kind, Duke TIP helps families determine how advanced their students’ academic abilities truly are. Since its inception in 1980, over 2 million students have participated in a Duke TIP Talent search.

Eligibility is an Honor

Only fourth, fifth, or sixth grade students who achieve a qualifying score at or above the 95th percentile on a recent grade-level test are eligible to participate in our 4th–6th Grade Talent Search.

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Participation is Rewarding

Academically talented students deserve special challenges that recognize their interests and exceptional abilities. At Duke TIP, we help participants reach their full potential by providing unique online curricula, optional above-level testing, access to advanced educational programs, guidance and resources, all developed by by experts in the field of gifted education.

Enrollment begins October 1.