Getting Started

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Enrollment for the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search is currently closed. We will open enrollment for the 2019–2020 academic year on October 1, 2019. When we reopen in the fall, you can enroll in two ways:

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 us. 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.

The timeline

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
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