Duke TIP

What is the Talent Search?

The Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search helps families determine how advanced their students’ academic abilities truly are. Duke TIP is the largest program of its kind in the nation. Since its inception in 1980, over 2 million students have participated in a TIP Talent Search.

Eligibility Is an Honor

Seventh grade students with strong intellectual abilities are invited to participate because they achieved a qualifying score at or above the 95th percentile on a recent grade-level test. This select group is registered to take the ACT or the SAT college entrance exam. After testing, students receive valuable benefits and have access to unique resources for gifted students. Our resources are developed by experts in the field of gifted education and are designed to help our participants reach their fullest potential.Kids at TIP ceremony

Participation Is Rewarding

Academically talented students need new challenges, special motivation, and support. We will help participants grow scholastically by providing the opportunity for above-level testing, feedback on  abilities, educational resources, and encouragement to continue advancing educationally.

Enrollment begins August 1 of each year.