See what TIP offers

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

Open Educational Programs

We offer educational programs throughout the year—in the fall, spring, and summer. Both in-person and online programs are available. Here are the programs that are currently accepting applications.

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This seven-week online program combines the flexibility of digital platforms with the attentive feedback of a small classroom. Grades 7–11. Qualifying scores apply.

Work with Us!

We hire for instructional, residential, and adminstrative positions for all of our programs. This job could change your life.

What Is Duke TIP?

The Duke University Talent Identification Program is a nonprofit organization that supports academically talented students in grades four through twelve. We offer above-grade-level testing, enrichment resources, year-round learning options, residential summer programs, online courses, and original research to supplement what students receive in school.

Join as a 7th Grader

Enrollment for the 7th Grade Talent Search will open again on August 1.

Partnering with Schools

We work hand-in-hand with educators and school officials to expand the resources available for gifted students.

Join as a 4th–6th Grader

Enrollment for the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search will open again on October 1.

Activities for current TIP students

Testing, enrichment activities, ceremonies, and more—current TIP students have plenty of things going on throughout the year. Here's what's happening now.

PSAT 8/9 Scores

Students in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search who took the PSAT 8/9 will receive their scores in the mail in mid- to late-April. The report will come from College Board, not Duke TIP, so be on the look-out for an envelope with their logo.

ACT and SAT Scores

What do your scores mean? What can you do with them? What comes next? We can help.

Upcoming Key Dates

June 23, 2019 to June 28, 2019

Term 1


June 30, 2019 to July 5, 2019

Term 2


June 30, 2019 to July 14, 2019

Term 2 at PARI Observatory

Field Studies

July 6, 2019 to July 20, 2019

Term 2 at Duke University

Field Studies

July 7, 2019 to July 12, 2019

Term 3


July 7, 2019 to July 27, 2019

Term 2

Summer Studies

Research & Resources

We offer a variety of resources to support academically talented students, their families, and educators, including original research. Find what you need.

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Posts from Gifted Today

Find advice and research for parents and educators.

Video: Talking Gifted Education with Duke TIP’s Research and Evaluation Team

June 17, 2019

In a series of brief lightning talks, the Duke TIP Research and Evaluation team highlights relevant research findings on gifted and talented students. Topics include: professional and personal adulthood outcomes, academic options in high school, the importance of opportunity, role models, and more! This presentation took place the day of Duke TIP’s Grand Recognition Ceremony, […]

Correcting the Myths of Gifted Education

October 26, 2018

There are lots of very common theories about education that you've likely heard. But are any of them true?

The Duke TIP Podcast: “I think we need to live on a school bus.”

September 28, 2018

Meet Tina and Chris and their sons Elijah and Riley. They're a homeschooling TIP family that's decided to take their life on the road and live in a renovated school bus full-time. On this episode of the Duke TIP Podcast, we tell their story.

Just the Facts

There are a lot of myths about gifted education. Our research designed these handouts to help you cut through the noise.