Research mentorship and support for high school students

Success is built on passions

Discover, explore, and showcase your passions through a personalized project with an expert mentor to gain valuable pre-college experience and help you stand out.


Of Polygence students accepted at R1 research universities in 2023


Student research projects completed and growing!


Expert research mentors from top US universities


Countries represented by Polygence students

Why choose Polygence?

Polygence is dedicated to democratizing access to research opportunities for high school students. Our team of academics and educators is united in this passion. Together, we have expertise across STEM, the arts, and the humanities that we are excited to share with interested students.

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A passion that fuels your success

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A tangible outcome that makes you stand out

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A proven edge in college admissions

Projects that help you get into your dream college


of Polygence students accepted at R1 research universities


of students said things they learned in their Polygence projects will help or have already helped them succeed in college


of students said Polygence had influenced what they’d like to study in college or do for their career

Polygence and UCI x Gifted and Talented Institute (GATI) college credit program

We are proud to partner with the pre-collegiate Gifted and Talented Institute at University of California Irvine, one of the top US research universities, to award college credits for research papers written in our mentorships.

Polygence and University of California partnership

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Expert mentors from top universities and industries

Polygence mentors are selected based on their exceptional academic background, teaching experience, and unique ability to inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers.

Our expert mentors come from the top universities in the world. Once you embark on your Polygence project, we take into account your background and passion to match you with the best mentor for you. Polygence has a pool of 2000+ mentors with over 40 subjects represented, so we can find the right expert to guide you throughout your research. Your mentor will coach you through your project and expose you to academic research beyond the high school level.

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Stanford University and Polygence research partnership

Polygence has partnered with Stanford University to provide state-of-the-art pedagogical feedback for our mentors.

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MIT and Polygence partner through the Sandbox Innovation Program

Polygence was incubated at MIT as part of its Sandbox Innovation Program.

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Forbes recently recognized Jin’s far-reaching impact on education with a place on its 30 Under 30 List for 2023

Polygence co-founder Jin Yun Chow