Application Instructions

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Important dates for fall 2019


Applications open (print and online)

August 13

Full payment due

One week after course placement

Please read these instructions carefully.

Step 1: Know your TIP ID number

You must have a Duke TIP ID number to apply to one of our educational programs. 

  • If you previously participated in a TIP Talent Search or program, you can use our TIP ID look-up tool.
  • If you have not participated before, you may request a TIP ID with our request tool

Step 2: Identify and rank course preferences

  • Please review the courses offered at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and then choose your courses and location. If you are interested in a course at another location other than these three, you must register directly with those partner sites.
  • You can identify up to nine courses you are interested in and rank them from most preferred to least preferred.
  • You may rank courses from different terms and at different sites. The more courses you rank, the better your chances of being accepted to the program; however, please only list courses you really intend to accept. Listing only one choice does not increase your chances of being placed in that course.
  • If your first choice is unavailable, you will be placed in your next highest-ranked available option or wait-listed if none of your choices are available. 

Step 3: Complete a program application

Apply now

There are two methods to apply to Scholar Weekends:

  1. Apply online, which we strongly encourage.

  2. Email Duke TIP Admissions to request a paper application to complete and return via mail.

Important things to know

  • Many courses fill before the application deadline, so apply early in the registration period—do not wait until the deadline.
  • Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance.
  • We also strongly encourage you to apply online, as we cannot be responsible for mailed applications that are lost or delayed in transit.
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Duke TIP does not process incomplete applications. We wait until we receive all required components to review each application, so be sure to submit your financial aid application (if applicable) in a timely manner.

Step 4: Review your application for completeness and accuracy.

To know what to expect after applying, please visit After You Apply.

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.