7th Grade Talent Search

About TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search

Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search helps academically talented students identify their strengths, develop their abilities and interests, and celebrate their achievements at a crucial time when they are forming their identities and looking ahead to the future. Participants learn about their strengths with an above-level test (either the ACT or SAT) and receive benefits like specialized publications and resources, educational guidance, recognition of their abilities, and academic challenges. Enrolling in the 7th Grade Talent Search is also the first step to attending TIP’s renowned online and face-to-face educational programs.

Eligibility

Students qualify for Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on an accepted grade-level standardized test.

For Educators

Are you an educator? Our For Educators section includes all the information and tools you need to start identifying and notifying your students.

Key Dates

May 15, 2018 to June 15, 2018

Students mailed certificate and score results summary

June 9, 2018

June ACT test date

July 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018

Eligible students who did not attend a recognition ceremony receive medal

August 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018

Students testing in March or later mailed certificate and score results summary

Students qualify for the 7th Grade Talent Search by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test. Enrollment provides benefits that last through the end of high school, including the opportunity to take the ACT or SAT, specialized publications, college prep advice, and access to educational programs.