Joining the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search is the first step toward a lifetime of support for academically talented students.
There are two ways to enroll.
1. Online (preferred)
The fastest and easiest way to join the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search is to enroll through our enrollment site. You will receive access to your benefits immediately after completing your enrollment.
2. By mail
If you can’t enroll online, you can request a paper enrollment form from your school or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your US mailing address in the body of the email.
Additional instructions are included on the form, but please note that an email address is still required, and that it may take up to three weeks after you submit your application to receive access to your benefits.
Enrollment is open from October 1 to March 31.
Some benefits—including the Writing and Illustration Contest, optional PSAT 8/9 testing, and TIP’s educational programs—only take place at certain times of the year. We recommend enrolling as early as possible so that you can take full advantage of them.
|Benefit||Paper Application Postmark Deadline||Online Enrollment Deadline|
|1/19/2019 PSAT 8/9 Test date||11/28/2018||12/10/2018|
|2/9/2019 PSAT 8/9 Test date||12/26/2018||1/7/2019|
|2/10/2019 PSAT 8/9 Test date||12/26/2018||1/7/2019|
|Writing Contest||Runs from 12/1/2018 to 1/18/2019|
|eInvestigators and Academic Adventures (spring term)||Program applications open 12/4/2018|
|Illustration Contest||Runs from 3/15/2019 to 4/15/2019|
|CRISIS||Program application opens 2/5/2019|
|eInvestigators (summer term)||Program application opens 4/2/3019|
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, participants receive access to optional above-level testing, enrichment activities, specialized publications, and eligibility to apply to TIP’s educational programs.