8th–10th Grade Option

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About 8th–10th Grade Option

TIP's 8th–10th Grade Option (or "TIP Option") is an alternate way for non-TIP students in grades seven and above to qualify for TIP educational programs that require minimum test scores. You should only consider this program if you are unable to participate in the 7th Grade Talent Search—either because you live outside of the United States, missed the 7th Grade Talent Search deadline to enroll, or did not qualify for the 7th Grade Talent Search. 


8th–10th Grade Option is open to gifted students in the seventh grade and above who missed out on joining TIP through our regular 7th Grade Talent Search

Key Dates

2018 dates will be posted in December.

Designed for students who missed enrollment for the 7th Grade Talent Search, 8th–10th Grade Option lets students who take the ACT or SAT on their own report their scores to Duke TIP in order to be considered for TIP's summer and academic year programs.