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.

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Joining Duke TIP

Enrollment in Duke TIP's 2019–2020 Talent Search Program is now closed, as of April 30. Please stay tuned for news about enrolling your student in the 2020–2021 Talent Search Program soon!

Working for TIP

Duke TIP relies on a spectacular group of seasonal staff members to make our program experiences the best they can possibly be for our families. If you’re interested in joining (or re-joining!) that group or want to learn more about the passion behind the people that drive the mission forward, we hope you'll stay connected and subscribe to receive emails from our HR and Educational Programs teams.

Partnering with Schools

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

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.

Rosetta Stone Foundations

We've partnered with Rosetta Stone to offer Rosetta Stone Foundations, a special version of the popular language immersion course designed for students in grades K–12 that features interactive activities that build language naturally. $99 for a one-year subscription, exclusively for members of a Duke TIP talent search.

Upcoming Key Dates

July 16, 2020 to August 16, 2020

Summer Term 2 (not accepting applications) 


July 23, 2020 to September 11, 2020

Term 2 (not accepting applications)


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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Now is the time for prospective students in high school, as early as grade nine, to re-evaluate their career interest and its trajectory in a post-coronavirus world.

Advanced Learning Labs: at-home activities tailor-made for gifted kids

May 13, 2020

Duke TIP recently teamed up with the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to develop educational materials that gifted students can access right from home. We call them Advanced Learning Labs. They’re free, digital worksheets that contain activities tailor-made for gifted kids. Now we’re sharing them with all of our Duke TIP families so that […]

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

Outreach Services for Schools

We provide support to those who work with academically talented and gifted students, including classroom teachers, counselors, gifted coordinators, and school administrators. These services are provided by TIP's Outreach Team, whose goal is to create awareness of the resources, opportunities, and recognition TIP provides to those who participate in our programs.