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See what TIP offers

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

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 4th–6th Grader

Enroll in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search to explore your academic talents, be celebrated for your accomplishments, discover research-backed advice, and connect with advanced educational programs.

Join as a 7th Grader

Enroll in the 7th Grade Talent Search to learn about your academic strengths, discover new interests, find essential advice, and connect with advanced educational programs.

Partnering with Schools

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

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 currently accepting applications.

Explore all programs

Academic Adventures

These one-day courses in North Carolina and Florida cover exciting new topics. Grades 5 and 6.

Scholar Weekends

Preview college academics in these two-day classes in North Carolina and Florida. Grades 8–11.


Work with other gifted students to solve a mystery in this month-long, online experience. Grades 5 and 6.

Work with Us!

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

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.

ACT and SAT Scores

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

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.

Upcoming Key Dates

November 22, 2019

December ACT enrollment deadline

7th Grade Talent Search

December 1, 2019

Writing Contest opens

4th–6th Grade Talent Search

December 5, 2019

Application opens for spring term

Scholar Weekends

December 5, 2019

Application opens for spring term

Academic Adventures

December 5, 2019

Application opens for spring term


December 7, 2019

SAT test date

7th Grade Talent Search

Research & Resources

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

View our resources

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.