The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is dedicated to being a global leader in identifying academically talented students and providing innovative programs to support the development of their optimal educational potential. Programs for students, families, and educators will be of such excellence that they will become models for the education of academically talented students.
All Duke TIP programs are designed specifically for gifted students. Our talent searches help students and their families evaluate and grow their academic abilities while our educational programs provide them with motivation, challenge, inspiration, advanced interactive learning opportunities, peer interaction, and more. Please click on any program below to learn more about it or use the provided search terms to identify the program right for your student.
For additional information, please view the videos below and visit the Duke TIP website for eligibility requirements.
TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search
Participants in Duke TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search discover and explore their talents and interests through a variety of academic enrichment activities; gain a deeper understanding of their potential by taking the optional PSAT 8/9 as an above-level test; develop their critical and creative thinking skills by embracing the many activities, contests, and opportunities for learning provided by the program; and are recognized for their accomplishments. Enrolling in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search enables students to apply for TIP’s online and residential educational programs, where they become part of a community of gifted peers who celebrate learning.
TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search
Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search helps academically talented students identify their strengths, develop their abilities and interests, and celebrate their achievements at a crucial time when they are forming their identities and looking ahead to the future. Participants learn about their strengths with an above-level test (either the ACT or SAT) and receive benefits like specialized publications and resources, educational guidance, recognition of their abilities, and academic challenges. Enrolling in the 7th Grade Talent Search is also the first step to attending TIP’s renowned online and face-to-face educational programs.
TIP’s 8th–10th Grade Option
TIP's 8th–10th Grade Option (or "TIP Option") is an alternate way for non-TIP students in grades seven and above to qualify for TIP educational programs that require minimum test scores. You should only consider this program if you are unable to participate in the 7th Grade Talent Search—either because you live outside of the United States, missed the 7th Grade Talent Search deadline to enroll, or did not qualify for the 7th Grade Talent Search. Please contact the Office of Advanced Learning Programs at (601) 960-8310 for additional information about the 8th – 10th Grade Option.