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 a Scholar Weekends course, 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.

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If you’re wait-listed

Because we get more Scholar Weekend applications than we have spots, 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:

  • We will notify you of your status within two weeks of receiving your application.
  • You will be placed on the wait-list of every course you rank on your application.
  • If any students withdraw before the start of the program and we are able to offer you their spot in a course, we will notify you.
  • Should you be placed in a course, 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 are dependent on other students canceling.

Applicants are not assigned a wait-list number because there are separate wait-lists for each course. Students are placed on each wait-list by the date that the complete application is received. TIP uses a random number assigned to an application for the purposes of pulling students off wait-lists.

Over the course of two days, students in grades seven through ten can explore new subjects in detail through hands-on and project-based learning while building friendships with their academically talented peers. Courses cover a range of subjects.