Eligibility

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eStudies is open to seventh through eleventh graders who have achieved certain qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. International applicants are welcome, although all courses are conducted in English and students will need a strong working knowledge of the English language in order to keep up with our fast-paced live sessions.

Qualifying scores

Qualifying scores for TIP’s eStudies Program are being revised for summer 2019. Students who join TIP through the 7th Grade Talent Search or 8th–10th Grade Option in the 2018–2019 school year will qualify for eStudies based on the new criteria, which will be posted December 1, 2018.

Pre-July 2018 scores

These score tables are only for students currently enrolled in TIP who tested prior to July 2018.  Eligibility for courses in mathematics, computer science, science, and economics is based on math or science scores, while eligibility for courses in the humanities and social sciences is based on verbal or reading scores.

If you were in the...
when you took the...
these scores qualify you for science, technology, and math courses
these scores qualify you for fine arts, humanities, and social science courses
7th Grade SAT (before March 2016) M ≥ 450 CR or WR ≥ 500
SAT (March 2016 and after) M ≥ 500 EBRW ≥ 500
ACT M ≥ 17 or S ≥ 19 E ≥ 19 or R ≥ 18
8th, 9th, or 10th Grade SAT (before March 2016) SAT: M ≥ 490 CR or WR ≥ 490
SAT (March 2016 and after) SAT: M ≥ 540 EBRW ≥ 540
ACT M ≥ 19 or S ≥ 23 E ≥ 22 or R ≥ 20

Please note that Duke TIP welcomes students with disabilities or special needs. Review our Students with Disabilities section and our Equal Opportunity Statement for more information.

This seven-week program for seventh through eleventh graders takes place during the summer. Students join an online class of twenty-four and are led in high school– or college-level coursework by an expert instructor who oversees discussions, live video meetings, and peer-to-peer interaction.