Work 1-on-1 with a mentor on a summer research program

Prepare for college admissions with Polygence by creating a summer research project that showcases your passion.

We match you with an industry expert so you can gain valuable experience working 1-on-1 with a mentor in your field of interest.

Stand out to college admissions. Polygence students are 4x more likely to get accepted to a Top 25 University.

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Internship or Research Project in High School: Which is right for you?

The choice between internship and research project ultimately comes down to you as an individual and what your goals are for the future. An internship may be more suitable if you know you want to get work experience in industry, but a research project can give you a boost in a career in academia, as well as in college applications.

Research Projects

  • Choose your own topic and tailor your project to exactly what you are interested in

  • Flexible scheduling and conducted virtually to fit around your schoolwork and extracurriculars

  • Tangible outcome that you can present and submit for publishing or submit on college applications

  • Prepare yourself for you academic future and learn about many possible careers within an industry


  • Work within confines of the internship program

  • Set schedule and location that you have to adjust to

  • Projects and work may not amount to a tangible product that can be showcased and published

  • Learn specifics about a job within an industry

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

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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Transferable Credit

  • Earn transferable credit from a top research university

  • 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

Why Polygence?

How does Polygence fit into college admissions and prep?

A Polygence research project can help you get into your dream school and prepare you to succeed once you get there by giving you the resources to explore your passions while you learn college-level research, writing, and project management skill.


for a Polygence flagship project

Up to $2000

for SAT/ACT prep courses

Up to $5,000

for pre-college programs

Up to $10,000

for residential programs

What people are saying:

"My research experience was always the #1 item on the experiences and activity sections, above all my internships. More generally, it really boosted my confidence while applying to top schools, and does so even now that I'm in college. I don't feel like I'm a total beginner and feel confident about approaching classes at Berkeley having had a little experience in the field."

- Arihant, Polygence student

"I got an internship at a Biotechnology lab. One of the main reasons I got in was because of the research proposal you helped me with! I submitted it and they were thoroughly impressed. I wanted to reach out and thank you for all your help!"

- Sanshray, Polygence student

"We’ve had great success in our students working on projects that they’ve submitted to a variety of journals, conferences, competitions, science fairs, and more. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner in Polygence to guide, mentor, and help our students demonstrate and showcase the depth of their knowledge to stand out to programs, internships, and in the college admissions process."

- William Chung, Head of College Counseling, Zenith Prep Academy

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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