7th Grade Talent Search

We know that many 7th Grade Talent Search students were scheduled for ACT or SAT tests this spring that were canceled. We will contact these students directly in mid-August, once we open registration for the 2020–21 Talent Search Program. You will have the opportunity to reschedule for a test date that is convenient for your family—between September 2020 and June 2021. There is no action you need to take at this time.

About TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search

The 7th Grade Talent Search is an 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 academic strengths, discover new interests, find essential advice, and connect with advanced educational programs.

Enrollment in the 2019–2020 7th Grade Talent Search is now closed, as of April 30. Sign up here to receive an email when enrollment opens for the 2020–2021 Talent Search.


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

Get Started

Is the 7th Grade Talent Search right for you? Learn how to enroll so you can start receiving benefits.

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

June 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020

2020 students mailed certificates and score results summary

June 13, 2020

ACT test date