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Polygence x Gifted and Talented Institute (GATI)

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Through our exclusive GATI partnership, students can earn three (3) transferable credits from one of the top US research universities with the UCI x GATI Independent Research Paper Writing Program.

This program includes a university-level writing course, Polygence team’s accountability, and GATI’s network benefits. The writing course is partially self-paced and fully remote, making it a convenient addition to the Polygence mentorship program.

Students who are writing or have written research papers under our mentorship can apply. Also, students who would like to turn their research projects into research papers can learn from the course.

Students are fully responsible for the course – completing assignments on time and submitting their final papers according to the rubric and requirements set by the university – regardless of what they have worked on with their Polygence mentors.

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Exclusive 3-credit program with Polygence

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Submit your research to an online academic journal

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Access to a top research university's library and its resources

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Program details

  • Research Paper of 7-12 pages with APA citation style must be submitted by the final course deadline. (Only research papers are eligible for college credit.)

  • Awarded A/B/C/D letter grade 2 weeks after the final deadline. Papers receiving a C or higher will earn credit.

  • Resources Included: University Library Access + Video Lectures + Online Forum

  • Cost (including tuition, fees, and program support): $1,800

  • Learn more at the GATI website


  • Student must have graduated from middle school

  • Must have a high school GPA of 3.3 or higher

  • English Language Proficiency

  • Currently enrolled Polygence students can apply

  • Polygence students who have finished projects that result in research papers can apply and submit their already completed paper

Spring Cohort Dates

Students for the upcoming spring 2024 cohort must express their interest to Polygence by March 1, 2024. Final papers will be due on June 7, 2024. Transcripts will be available June 24, 2024.

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Summer Cohort Dates

Students for the upcoming summer 2024 cohort must express their interest to Polygence by July 1, 2024. Final papers will be due on September 9, 2024. Transcripts will be available September 23, 2024.

Course Modules

If you are interested in pursuing a future career in medicine, engineering or any of the sciences, then mastering the research process is a must. High school students selected to be both Polygence and GATI scholars will partake in college-level research process. Our course modules are carefully constructed to help you gain valuable knowledge of high-level research processes.

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  • Why and for whom do we write research papers?

  • Why do we research and when do we do it?

  • How do we access sources?

  • How are arguments formulated?

  • Paragraphs

  • How do you use sources to support your paper?

  • How can we build this all into a paper?

  • Finishing and Finalizing

  • Writing your research paper

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