Each year Duke University identifies academically talented 7th graders based on their ITBS Scores, through the Duke TIP's 7th grade Talent Search. These students are invited to take the SAT as part of Duke University's tracking process. The University then provides access to programs and services that may not be available at the local school to assist students with reaching their full potential. Taking the SAT gives a better understanding of the student's academic level as compared to other college bound students in 11th and 12th grades. Taking the SAT also allows for more effective planning for high school and beyond. These testing experiences give 7th graders the opportunity to preview the same test they will face during the college admission process.
Qualified students will be identified and contacted through the counseling office when the process begins. Every student has the opportunity to take an SAT or ACT by visiting their websites.