Eligibility

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Scholar Weekends are open to all students between seventh and eleventh grade who are enrolled in the Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search, who enrolled in TIP through 8th–10th Grade Option, or who have been identified as academically gifted by their local school criteria. Students should also be ready to take on higher-level coursework in an advanced classroom setting.

Please note that Duke TIP welcomes applications from students with disabilities or special needs. Review our Student with Disabilities section and our Equal Opportunity Statement for more information.

The eligible grades vary depending on which Scholar Weekends term you attend:

  • For fall enrollment, students must be between eighth and eleventh grade at the point of application.
  • For spring enrollment, students must be between seventh and eleventh grade at the point of application.
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Over the course of two days, students in grades seven through eleven can explore new subjects in detail through hands-on and project-based learning. Courses cover a range of subjects and take place in Charlotte or Durham, North Carolina, or Winter Park, Florida, throughout the academic year.