Summer Studies

About TIP’s Summer Studies Program

Summer Studies students join a motivated, welcoming intellectual community and attend a three-week course that covers as much as a semester-long college course. They spend the day engaged in interactive, inquiry-based learning and the evening in beloved residential activities. 


Use our searchable course database to find the course for you.


Students qualify for Summer Studies with their ACT or SAT scores.

Sites and Terms

Get the details on Summer Studies dates and locations.

Key Dates

2018 dates will be posted in December.

Summer Studies is a three-week residential program for high-achieving students 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.

New to Summer Studies? Look for this banner and select it for advice from other parents on how to make the most of your child's Duke TIP experience:

Parent Advice

Throughout this section of our website, you can access advice from actual Duke TIP parents by clicking on the blue banner above. Their advice will then appear in a box of text like this one. If you would like to talk to a TIP parent directly, to hear what they have to say about the Summer Studies experience before you decide to apply, you are welcome to take advantage of our Parent Ambassador Program. Simply submit a request using this form and you will be contacted by a parent whose child attended the program last year.