Stand out on your college applications.

Your free time is limited. Choose extracurriculars that you both enjoy and look good on your college application. Doing a Polygence passion project allows you to choose your own topic and complete it on your time.

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Research Opportunities and Ideas

Why do a research project?

Your extracurriculars account for 30% of your college application, with that increasing as schools go permanently test-optional. It’s important to make the most of your time.

What colleges are looking for:

  • Activities that show your individuality

  • Dedication to pursuing your passions

  • Overarching themes in your resume that show genuine interest

  • Work ethic and drive to enrich yourself outside of your grades and test results

Polygence Project Benefits:

  • Complete control over your project topic and format

  • Mentors that are experts in the field you are passionate about exploring

  • Project outcomes that help you build a personal narrative and display your passion and work ethic on your college applications

Want to learn more about Polygence?

Complete this form and a Polygence Advisor will be in touch to answer any of your questions and help you get started.

  • Personalized Program: Choose your own topic and schedule.

  • Expert Mentors: Work 1-on-1 with an expert in the field.

  • College Credit: Earn 3 college credits through University of California, Irvine.

  • Passion Project: Showcase your passion in journals, conferences, and your college application.

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What colleges are saying:

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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

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

Want to learn more?

Speak with an Associate Director of Admissions to learn how a Polygence project can help you unlock their passions.