Application Instructions

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The application for the summer 2019 term has closed. Information about the 2020 term will be posted in December.

Important dates for 2019

Financial aid application available January 2
Application opens at 9 a.m. (EST) February 5

Step 1: Know your TIP ID number

Students are assigned a Duke TIP ID number when they enroll in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search. If you do now know your TIP ID, use the TIP ID look-up tool or contact us.

Step 2: Identify and rank research team offerings.

  • You will be enrolled in one research team for the entire session.

  • However, CRISIS emphasizes interdisciplinary learning and many activities take place across teams. All teams will involve an element of scientific and medical exploration since the crisis being addressed is a pandemic.

  • You can identify up to nine research teams you are interested in and rank them from most preferred to least preferred.

  • You may rank research teams from different sessions and at different sites.

  • The more choices you indicate, the better your chances are to be accepted to the program. However, you should only rank teams in which you are willing to accept placement. Listing only one choice does not increase your chances of being placed in that course.

  • If your first choice is unavailable, you will be placed in your next highest-ranked available option or wait-listed if none of your choices are available. 

Step 3: Complete a program application

There are two methods to apply to CRISIS:

  1. Apply online, which we strongly encourage.

  2. Email Duke TIP Admissions to request a paper application to complete and return via mail.

Important things to know

  • Spaces fill quickly, so apply early in the registration period.

  • Applications are date-stamped, not time-stamped. We process applications in daily batches regardless of the time they are received that day. This means all applications received on a given day are given equal consideration, whether they are received at 9 a.m. or 11:59 p.m.

  • Applying does not guarantee placement into the program.

  • Courses will remain open for registration until a course and its wait-list are both full. Being able to select a course does not mean there are open seats.

  • If you are applying for financial aid, you must submit a financial aid application in addition to your program application before your program application can be considered for placement. For information on how to apply for financial aid, please refer to How to Apply for Financial Aid.

  • We strongly encourage you to apply online, as we cannot be responsible for mailed applications that are lost or delayed in transit.

Step 4: After submitting your application

To know what to expect after applying, please visit After You Apply.