Contact Duke TIP

The best way to reach a staff member who can assist you is to email or call (919) 668-9100 (available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET). Our Customer Service Representatives are trained to answer all student, parent, and teacher questions about our programs, enrollment and admissions, payment policies, lost TIP ID numbers, test scores, and related issues. Our CSRs also handle all general inquiries and can route you to the proper person to address special requests. 


  • If you are contacting us about your child and they are currently enrolled in a TIP program, please have your student's TIP ID at hand when you call. You can look up your child's TIP ID online.

  • If you are updating your student's information, you can do so online by filling out our Student Update form.

  • If your child has already been placed in a TIP educational program and you have a question about your specific placement, please contact

  • If you have questions about taking the PSAT 8/9, please contact For questions about taking the ACT or SAT, please contact

  • If your child is a Duke TIP participant, you can consult with TIP's Gifted Education Research Specialist, Richard D. Courtright, PhD, by email at

Schools and Educators

  • Schools should use the School Update Form to update contact information and request applications. 

  • To contact our 4th–6th Grade Talent Search coordinator, please email

  • To contact our 7th Grade Talent Search coordinator, please email

  • If you are a TIP-affiliated educator with a question about serving your gifted students, you can consult with TIP's Gifted Education Research Specialist, Richard D. Courtright, PhD, by email at

Media Requests

  • Media inquiries and requests for interviews should be directed to our External Relations and Communications Director, Katy Munger, at or (919) 668-9153.

  • Contact our Research Director, Matthew C. Makel, at or (919) 668-9131 with inquiries about TIP's research or requests for reprint permssion. Learn more about TIP's research.


  • If you are an alum, contact our Alumni Outreach Coordinator, Katie Peoples, at or (919) 681-6230 to update your contact information, learn about alumni activities, explore seasonal job opportunities, or ask about ways you can give back to TIP.


  • All fundraising and development activities, including gifts from individuals and grants from foundations or corporate partners, are handled by our development staff. You can contact them at (919) 668-9132 to make a gift over the phone, or you can donate online.

  • Learn more about TIP's giving options.

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