Program Sites

LSU campus

Details about the 2019 Summer Studies Program will be announced in December. Information about 2018 is included below to give an overview of the program.

Term 1 June 10–June 30
Term 2 July 8–July 28
Marine Lab Term June 17–July 7

Duke TIP offers its Summer Studies Program at a variety of college campuses across the country. Sites are designated as either Center or Academy sites, and are further designated by grades so that we can tailor our accelerated instruction even more. Some sites are exclusively for seventh and eighth grade students and some are dedicated to eighth, ninth, and tenth graders. We give parents of eighth graders the option of choosing which of our two age groups is most developmentally appropriate for their child. The average class enrollment at all sites is sixteen to eighteen students. 

Students take advantage of the campuses’ academic and dining resources, stay in residence halls for the duration of the program, and are well-supervised at all times. See our Academic Life and Residential Life sections for more details.

Please note that some of our sites are more popular than others and all fill up quickly each year. Families that are flexible about which sites they attend have a greater chance of being placed. Review our Application Instructions and Policies & Expectations sections to learn more about your options.  


Summer Studies is a three-week residential program for high-achieving young scholars in grades seven through ten. Taking place at thirteen college campuses across the country over two different summer sessions, the programs provide the social and intellectual stimulus that gifted students need.