Enrollment for the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search is currently closed. We will open enrollment for the 2018–2019 academic year on October 1, 2018. When we reopen in the fall, you can enroll in two ways:
For fast and easy electronic enrollment, go to our enrollment site and follow the instructions. This year, students requesting a fee waiver may also enroll online, submitting their fee waiver documents by computer upload, email, fax, or mail.
Complete the paper application and mail it in by March 19, 2018, with the appropriate fee (check or money order) payable to Duke University or with a fee waiver form (your school should be able to provide you with a fee waiver form). Send the materials to:
2018 4th–6th Grade Talent Search
Durham, NC 27708-0781
Please note that an email address is required for enrollment using both options. If you enroll your student online, you will immediately receive access to their online benefits. If you enroll by paper and need your student's school ID, please use our school ID look-up tool. After sending in the paper application, you will receive a confirmation email within three weeks containing instructions on how to access online benefits.
Students qualify for the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search by achieving a score in the 95th percentile or higher on a qualifying exam. Once enrolled, for a onetime fee, they receive access to benefits until the end of sixth grade, including optional above-level testing; enrichment activities like the book club, writing and illustration contest, and specialized publications; and eligibility to apply to TIP’s educational programs.