The Most Flexible Research Program for High School Students

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CalTech

“45% of incoming CalTech students included materials in their college applications documenting their own past research.

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UPenn

“Nearly 1/3 of the admitted students engaged in academic research during their time in high school.”

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Stanford

Stanford emphasizes the importance of ‘Intellectual Vitality’ in their admissions decisions.

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Harvard

“Substantial scholarship“ and “academic creativity“ are needed for Harvard's top academic rating - increasing chances by nearly 8x.

acceptance rates 2-5x the national average.

Top schools have demonstrated the growing value of research for admissions.

Why choose Polygence?

A project that’s one of a kind - like you

Polygence offers the most personalized mentored research experience - you choose the subject, research question and outcome of your project, so you can explore and create what you love.

The most flexible research program

High School Students are already busy with classes, extracurriculars and more - so we offer start dates throughout the year and allow students to set the pace that’s right for them and their project.

Tailored mentorship just for you

We ensure strong mentor-student fit by leveraging our extensive network of experts from top universities to match you with a mentor who shares your unique interests and passions.

A Project as Unique as You


Your program is tailored to your individual passion – you choose the field and the topic to research.

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Unique projects for every student

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Core Program

For High School students who want to turn their passion into a tangible outcome with the guidance of an expert mentor. You’ll dive deep into a research topic of your choice over 10 one-on-one sessions.

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Launchpad

For students who are unsure about what to study or weighing multiple options, this 3-session add-on to our Core program helps you find a topic that you’ll love.

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Premium Showcasing Support

For students who are excited to publish, compete or otherwise spotlight their work, this 3-session add-on provides expert showcasing guidance.

Not ready for a full research project yet?

Check out our shorter programs to find your passion!

Projects Beyond Research Papers


The most flexible mentored research program that lets YOU choose the output to work towards - from published research papers, to podcasts, to prototypes of inventions and anything in between.

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Projects more than just papers!
Core Program Alumni

Chloe

"The idea that you can do anything, or you can have an effect on a really big problem…that’s something I developed through Polygence and with my mentor."

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Your Ideal Match


Polygence has the most extensive network of PhD-level mentors from top universities. We will find your ideal match in any field or topic of interest.

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Mentor spotlight

Kimi

PhD candidate at Carnegie Mellon University

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Human-Computer Interaction
Tech & AI ethics
Computer Science
Privacy
Social Psychology

”She was an absolute gem of a research mentor! Her guidance was like a compass in the world of academia. Kimi made the research journey feel less like a maze and more like a scenic route.”

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Polygence by the numbers

Polygence projects are a meaningful addition to a student’s intellectual growth and college application

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99% of Polygence alumni

feature their projects on their college applications

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3 out of 4 admissions officers

say research experience weighs favorably in college applications

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96%+ of Polygence students

say we meet or exceed their expectations of the program

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Top 25

Polygence was recently selected as one of the top 25 most promising startups in education technology

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2000+ Expert mentors

from top universities with over 40 subjects represented

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Polygence by the numbers

Polygence projects are a meaningful addition to a student’s intellectual growth and college application

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99% of Polygence alumni

feature their projects on their college applications

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3 out of 4 admissions officers

say research experience weighs favorably in college applications

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96%+ of Polygence students

say we meet or exceed their expectations of the program

See more statistics
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Top 25

Polygence was recently selected as one of the top 25 most promising startups in education technology

Read article
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2000+ Expert mentors

from top universities with over 40 subjects represented

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