7th Grade Talent Search

About TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search

The 7th Grade Talent Search is the entry point to TIP’s support, resources, and community. At a crucial time when they are forming their identities and looking ahead to the future, students receive benefits that help them learn about their strengths, discover new interests, find essential advice, and connect with advanced educational programs.


Students qualify by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test or IQ test.

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ACT and SAT Testing

Get all the details about taking the ACT or SAT through Duke TIP—including signing up, preparing, and getting and using your scores.

Resources for Educators

Educators: find all the information and tools you need to start identifying and notifying your students.

Key Dates

March 9, 2019

March SAT test date

March 27, 2019

May SAT online enrollment deadline

April 13, 2019

April ACT test date

April 15, 2019

Schools mailed participation reports

April 15, 2019

Eligible students receive invitations to recognition ceremonies

April 30, 2019

June ACT and SAT online enrollment deadline

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.