Eligibility

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Students qualify for eStudies based on their ACT or SAT scores. In most cases, this means scores from the above-level test you took through Duke TIP.

Qualification levels are based on scores in one of two domains: Math or Verbal. Those domains mirror the areas of academic strength that above-level test scores help students identify. Math qualification levels are based on scores on the ACT Math, ACT Science, or SAT Math sections. Verbal qualification levels are based on scores on the ACT English, ACT Reading, or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing sections.

Use the score calculator to determine your qualification level

TIP students who submitted scores before August 2018: Make sure to use your TIP ID to look up your qualification levels, as you may qualify for additional courses based on previous guidelines. (Look up your TIP ID.)

Students who are new to TIP: You can view a table of current qualification scores to see what ACT or SAT scores you must achieve to qualify for eStudies.

You can also learn more about our eligibility philosophy and what changes we made for 2019.

International students

International applicants are welcome, although all courses are conducted in English and students will need a strong working knowledge of the English language in order to keep up with our fast-paced live sessions. Learn more on the international students page.

This seven-week program for seventh through eleventh graders takes place during the summer. Students join an online class of twenty-four and are led in high school– or college-level coursework by an expert instructor who oversees discussions, live video meetings, and peer-to-peer interaction.