Duke TIP


Do I Qualify?

  • You must be in the seventh grade (or a current eighth grader who skipped seventh grade).
  • You must meet the test score requirements.

Students must have one of the following (available from your school’s counselor):

  • score at or above the 95th percentile on an accepted subtest or total battery/composite of a grade-level standardized achievement test, aptitude test, mental-ability test, approved state criterion-referenced test or
  • have a standard score at or above 125 on the full scale or composite score on an IQ test that is no more than two years old.

Scores from either of the two most recent test administrations are accepted. For most seventh grade students this represents scores from either the sixth grade or the fifth grade. Students need to qualify in only one of the accepted composite or subtest areas.

Duke TIP does not have access to a student's private score information. You may obtain this information from your school's talent search coordinator or counselor. To complete an enrollment, you will need to know your qualifying test name, subtest, and score.

Can't find a qualifying test? Send an email to qualifying_test@tip.duke.edu to see if a test is accepted.