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Plan Your Summer

All of our summer programs are now accepting applications. See what we offer below.

Summer Programs

Online

Grades 4–6: eInvestigators

Grades 7–11: eStudies

Residential

Grades 5–6: CRISIS

Grades 7–10: Summer Studies

Grades 9–12: Field Studies

 

See What TIP Offers

Learn more about all of TIP's talent searches, educational programs, and other offerings. 

Partnering with Educators

We depend on educators to help us identify the students who would benefit from our programs and resources, and in return we provide resources, support, and advice for educators working with academically talented students.

Employment Opportunities

We hire year-round for great instructors, administrative staff, and residential counselors. Working at Duke TIP is one of the most rewarding work experiences you will ever have—explore your opportunities now.

Key Dates

April 21, 2018

Academic Adventures at University of South Carolina

Program: 
Academic Adventures

April 21, 2018

Academic Adventures at Fort Worth Country Day School

Program: 
Academic Adventures

April 24, 2018

Webinar: PSAT 8/9 Results Summary

Program: 
4th–6th Grade Talent Search

April 30, 2018

June ACT and SAT online enrollment deadline

Program: 
7th Grade Talent Search

May 2, 2018

Payment and cancellation deadline (seventh graders)

Program: 
Summer Studies

May 5, 2018

May SAT test date

Program: 
7th Grade Talent Search

About Duke TIP

The Duke University Talent Identification Program is a nonprofit organization that supports academically talented students in grades four through twelve.

Through above-grade-level testing, enrichment resources, year-round learning options, residential summer programs, online courses, need-based financial aid, and original research into the needs of gifted students, we help support and nurture our students' talents.

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Research & Resources

Duke TIP is a leading researcher in the field of gifted education. Drawing from that expertise, we offer a variety of resources and advice for students, families, and educators seeking to know more about how academically talented children can reach their full potential. 

Learn more about our resources

Posts from Gifted Today

Find advice and research for parents and educators.

Ask the Experts: Career Counseling

April 12, 2018

TIP’s Gifted Education Specialist, Rick Courtright, responds to a parent who asks for advice on how to respond to his daughters recent test results. Read More »

Should my child retest? Scores can go in two directions

February 2, 2018

Soumya’s parents just looked at her SAT scores online and found that she only needed ten more points on her math score to qualify for a prestigious gifted program. Determined to help their daughter however they can, they enroll her in an afterschool tutoring program (more on test prep). Soumya retakes the SAT and when… Read More »

State Policy and Gifted Education: Where Do You and Your Child Fit In?

January 31, 2018

Imagine this scenario: two students both test above their grade level and have similar scores in math and reading. Now, imagine that only one of these students is identified as gifted by their school. The student who is identified as gifted is then exposed to programming with unique opportunities, while the other student follows his… Read More »

Posts from Ready for College

Prepare for college with this TIP blog.

TIPsterU — Kevin Talks Being a Night Owl

March 26, 2018

In his fifth TIPsterU video, Kevin leaves the library at 4 a.m. and bemoans his workload.

Kevin is a first-year student at Texas A&M University.

Follow TIPsterU here, at Duke TIP’s Alumni site, or on YouTube. Watch along as young TIP alums vlog their way through college, lending insight and advice for current TIPsters along the way.

TIPsterU — Noelle Talks Winter “Break”

January 11, 2018

In her sixth TIPsterU video, Noelle gives a quick update as she wraps up her winter break at home in North Carolina. She had a great first semester, but she also has some advice for other students who may not have fared as well.

Noelle is a first-year student at Ohio University.

Follow TIPsterU here, at Duke TIP’s Alumni site, or on YouTube. Watch along as young TIP alums vlog their way through college, lending insight and advice for current TIPsters along the way...

TIPsterU — Kevin Talks Final Exam Pain and Packing for Winter Break

January 2, 2018

In his fourth TIPsterU video, Kevin confirms that he survived FINAL EXAMS, shares a highlight reel from his first semester of college, and makes a pun.

Kevin is a first-year student at Texas A&M University.

Follow TIPsterU here, at Duke TIP’s Alumni site, or on YouTube. Watch along as young TIP alums vlog their way through college, lending insight and advice for current TIPsters along the way.

News from TIP

See what's been happening at TIP.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
three girls smiling for the camera

Thanks to a major grant of $150,000 by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) will be able to continue its groundbreaking Project Launch program for a fifth consecutive cycle.

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Belmont University

Fifth- and sixth-grade students can now attend a residential program at this Nashville, Tennessee, university.

  • CRISIS
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
A young boy receiving his medal at a recognition ceremony.

Since 1980, Duke TIP has engaged over 2.8 million youth who scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test. Last year, nearly 64,000 academically talented seventh graders accepted the invitation to participate in the 7th Grade Talent Search.

  • 7th Grade Talent Search