In-Person Summer Programs Available - Application Open | Northwestern COVID-19 Updates
CTD helps schools understand and use data to inform instruction, measure growth for advanced learners, and plan for programming.
Learn more about assessment options
Practical, timely topics to help teachers and administrators effectively identify and meet the needs of gifted students.
See our offerings for educators
Re-imagine your gifted education services using our talent development framework
Bring CTD’s curriculum, programming, and professional development to your classroom!
Review our Curriculum Resources
At Center for Talent Development (CTD), we believe the best educators don’t just teach; they inspire young people to think big, take risks and believe in themselves.
Browse our opportunities
Understanding a student’s academic potential and current level of achievement is an important step in choosing the best course.
Learn about eligibility criteria and program types
If you have selected a program and course, start your application.
Invest in a conversation with an expert from CTD about understanding your child's abilities and planning for talent development.
Giftedness is not a state of being. It’s a process—a journey—that involves developing potential into achievement.
CTD provides resources for parents to nurture their child's talent at home and outside the classroom.
See our resources
Searchable, user-friendly directory of programs and opportunities available to students for the development of their academic talent.
CTD offers a variety of workshops and webinars for parents and families
Explore all events
Enrichment and credit-bearing, accelerated programs designed for students at every age and stage of talent development.
Learn More About Our Programs
A guide to understanding abilities, finding strengths, and charting a talent development pathway
View tuition information
Need-based financial aid is available to qualified students for most CTD programs and assessments.
Learn about financial aid options
CTD has several scholarship options and collaborates with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
Learn about scholarship options
Before enrolling, please review our withdrawal and refund policies.
Review all policies
2021 © Northwestern University Center for Talent Development