Welcome to Polygence Pods!

The secret to college admissions is crafting a narrative of authentic passion. Through Polygence Pods you will work with an expert mentor and group of peers to build something unique to help you tell your story. Ready to wow your college admissions reader?

Student success through group learning and collaboration

Build a meaningful outcome

Project outputs vary project-to-project, but all students produce their own, unique final product at the end of the 6 weeks.

Student exploring their passion

Explore an exciting topic of your interest

We have expert mentors available in topics ranging from Computer Science and ML, to Finance, to Literature and Storytelling!

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Do more with a condensed timeframe

Highly concentrated content that doesn't drag out over months. The sessions occur weekly over 5-6 weeks so you can easily incorporate them into your busy schedule.

Choose Your Pod

Pods are available for a limited time. Choose your favorite topic from the four being offered to reserve your spot!

Social media image filters

Create Your Own Image Filter: Learn how TikTok, Instagram, and Snapchat enhance our favorite photos

Leveraging computers to extract meaning from images is the foundation of multiple cutting edge fields in computer science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision, information theory, psychology, mathematics, statistics, and more! Build your knowledge of this fundamental concept while you create your very own image filter with what you’ve learned.

Starts Week of April 17, 2023 (Six sessions)

Session day + time Wednesdays at 7pm (ET) / 4pm (PT)

Group size 3-6 students

Outcome A customized filter that can be applied to your favorite photos

Price $495

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Computer Science (CS)

Machine Learning (ML)

Student using ChatGPT technology with Artificial Intelligence

Build a ChatGPT Robot: Learn how your future will be impacted by this exciting new technology

Gone are the days where we can identify a human by simply asking them to click the “I am a human” checkbox. Large language models have even enabled computers to talk like humans (and not just single sentences – long, continuous conversations!). With these new models, we enter an era where programs can assist humans with more personalized, instructive, helpful language than ever before. How do these models work, and how can we leverage technology like ChatGPT to directly improve our lives?

Starts Week of April 17, 2023 (Six sessions)

Session date + time Tuesdays at 9pm (ET) / 6pm (PT)

Group size 3-6 students

Outcome A customized ChatGPT language-based application

Price $495

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Computer Science (CS)

Machine Learning (ML)

Investment portfolio on mobile

Analyze a stock: Learn how Covid and AI have impacted investment strategy

You will learn the fundamental concepts of investing in the stock market, including how to analyze and evaluate companies, assess market trends and risks, and develop a personal investment strategy. You will also explore the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and engage disruptive new technologies like AI-based investment tools. This will  enable you to develop a deep understanding of a company or industry that you are personally passionate about.

Starts Week of April 17, 2023 (Six sessions)

Session day + time Sundays at 1pm (ET) / 10am (PT)

Group size 3-6 students

Outcome A finely tuned analysis of a specific industry or company

Price $495



Artificial Intelligence

Storytelling with Monsters

Write a Short Story: Explore the Concept of Monsters across the World through Literature, Film & Music

Monsters have been, and continue to be, an essential part of storytelling throughout the world. Monsters symbolize deviations from the “normal” as marginalized others who represent transgressions and deviations of nature, science, race, gender, sexuality, etc. In this pod you will look at the concept of monstrosity through an interdisciplinary lens by reviewing examples, from different cultures, of short stories, poems, graphic novels, films, music videos (hello Lady Gaga), and even fairy tales.

Starts Week of April 17, 2023 (Six sessions)

Session day + time Tuesdays at 7:30pm (ET) / 4:30pm (PT)

Group size 3-6 students

Outcome Your very own short story

Price $495




Why Polygence?

Polygence alumni reported a 91% acceptance rate to R1 universities

Success starts with following your passion

We believe students achieve their best outcomes when they follow their authentic passions. We help you discover and grow in topics of your interest!

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Expert mentors from top universities

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

84% of Polygence students reported being more optimistic about their academic future

Develop your academic confidence

Polygence students reported that work with their mentor made them feel more optimistic and more in control of their academic future!

Reserve your spot here!

Please fill out the interest form below and we will follow up with more information based on your topic of interest and availability!