TIPs for the College Bound
Middle and high school should be a time of academic discovery, stretching your skills as a scholar, exploring outside interests, and making friends. But all too often, college prep stress can get in the way.Our solution? Start planning now so you don't get caught short later. No matter what grade you are in, there are steps you can take to make it easier to apply to college when the time comes—and to increase your chances of getting into the college of your dreams. We'd like to help by guiding you through this process and pointing you toward the resources you need to make the journey enjoyable. We have compiled advice and resources on everything from planning a successful pre-college academic strategy to navigating the application process, scheduling college visits, understanding financial aid, and choosing the school that’s just the right fit for you.
Sometimes you will see a quote from Duke TIP alumni providing firsthand advice for gifted students from someone who has been through the process. Don't miss their wisdom!
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