Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically talented youth. As a global leader in gifted education, Duke TIP works with students, families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and support gifted youth in reaching their highest potential. Millions of students have benefited from TIP programs and resources since 1980.
How do you qualify for Duke TIP?
Qualifying to join Duke TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search is an honor. It means that your student has shown tremendous academic talent at a young age and can benefit from the advanced activities we offer. To qualify for enrollment, the student must be in the fourth, fifth, or sixth grade and meet the test score requirements. There are a number of different ways to meet the requirements, but the two most common are:
- Scoring at or above the 95th percentile on an accepted grade-level standardized test, aptitude test, mental-ability test, or state criterion-referenced test
- Scoring 125 or above on a standard IQ test
Students only need to meet the criteria on one approved subtest-area, and scores from either of the two most recent test administrations are accepted.
Any child who qualifies in grades 4 through 6 will receive enrollment information from the AIG specialist at the beginning of the school year. Please note that once your child enrolls, he/she will be enrolled until the end of his/her 6th grade year.
If you a question about your child's participation in a Duke TIP program, please call Duke TIP at (919) 668-9100 and one of their Customer Service Representatives will help you.