Complete a research project with a mentor from a top university.

Polygence students are admitted to Stanford at a rate 4x higher than the admission rate through mentor-guided research projects that help them display their passions to college admissions.

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How can research projects increase your chance of getting into Stanford?

When college admissions officers are reading tens of thousands of resumes per year, you need more than grades to stand out on your applications. Research projects that are the best way to show your passion, originality and dedication.

Pillars of Stanford's Holistic Admissions

  • Academic Excellence

  • Intellectual Vitality

  • Extracurricular Activities

  • Achievements in Context of background and environment

Polygence Project Benefits

  • Challenge yourself and show you take initiative

  • Explore your passions and have opportunities to showcase them

  • Show your originality and what you will contribute to the Stanford community

What is Polygence?

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Personalized Program

  • One-on-one mentorship

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Leverage your academic interests

  • Online from anywhere

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Expert Mentor

  • Work one-on-one with a researcher in the field

  • Receive personal feedback and advice from an academic expert

  • Learn insider tips on research positions

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College Credit

  • Earn college credit from the University of California

  • Get a headstart in applying research methods

  • Write a research paper

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Passion Projects

  • Present at a conference

  • Launch your app

  • Produce a podcast

  • Write a novel

  • Publish a paper

Polygence and Stanford University research partnership

We have partnered with Stanford University to provide state-of-the-art pedagogical training for our mentors.

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"There is an exciting movement by companies like Polygence to bring evidence-based teaching and learning practices that we have established in face-to-face context into the online classroom."

- Matthew Rascoff, Vice Provost of Stanford University

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“Nearly one-third of the admitted students engaged in academic research during their time in high school, many earning national and international accolades for research that is already pushing the boundaries of academic discovery."

- E. Whitney Soule, Vice Provost and Dean of Admissions, UPenn

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“In many circumstances, an applicant receiving a “1” academic rating has submitted academic work of some kind that is reviewed by a faculty member.” 

- Harvard Statement of Material Facts

Why Polygence?

Want to learn more?

Speak with an Admissons Advisor to learn how a Polygence project can help you unlock their passions.