After You Apply

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We will notify you of admissions decisions by email within two weeks of receiving your application.

If you’re placed

Once you’ve received notification that you have been placed in an eInvestigators case, you will need to access our student portal to:

  • see course placement and financial aid award (if applicable)
  • complete the required forms
  • pay program fees
  • access other important course information

Your student portal account is the same as your registration account, so if you applied online, simply use the same login credentials to access your student portal account.

Once you’ve logged into your student portal account, click on your TIP ID number to access the forms and additional information, or to make a payment. Remember that you will need to accept your placement and make your payment within one week of receiving your placement offer.

If you’re wait-listed

Because we often get more eInvestigators applications than we have spots for each year, especially in our more popular cases, Duke TIP maintains a wait-list for each course to allow students who want to attend an opportunity to do so if any of the initially admitted students withdraw from the program. If you are wait-listed:

  • You will be placed on the wait-list of every case you rank on your application.
  • We will notify you of your status within two weeks of receiving your application.
  • If another student withdraws before the start of the program and we are able to offer you their spot in a case, we will notify you.
  • Should you be placed in a case, you will be removed from all other course wait-lists.

Unfortunately, because it depends on factors out of our control, we cannot provide more specific information about how long you might be wait-listed or how likely it is that you will be offered a placement. Those decisions depend on other students canceling. 

eInvestigators is a month-long online program for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders that takes place each year in the spring, summer, and fall. Using leading-edge instructional technology, participants collaborate with a small group of classmates and an expert Lead Investigator to collect clues about a real-life mystery, analyze evidence, and propose theories.