Pre-College Programs

Duke Pre-College Programs provide motivated current 6th-11th grade students with experiential learning and academic experiences in a university setting. Building on the legacy programs such as Duke Youth Programs and the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP), Duke Pre-College Programs inspire and challenge the next generation of thinkers and leaders while offering them a glimpse into the opportunities for their future. Our diverse courses are tailored to the interests and questions top of mind for today’s students while delivering the Duke experience through interactions with Duke faculty, researchers and guest speakers, who are experts in their fields.


This whole experience really encouraged me to try new things and step out of my comfort zone and it also made me look forward to college or university even more.

– Natalia M., Summer 2022

During this program, I was gifted with the opportunity to truly embrace what the "college experience" was set out to be. I thoroughly enjoyed taking college level courses and seeing how I accustom to the change in levels of academics. It truly is extraordinary how a great school can make you be an even greater person.

– Letom K., Summer 2022