The Pioneer 2024 application is closed. The application window for the 2025 cycle is officially open!

Prepare early for this competitive process by registering for an online information session.

“Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind online summit to engage with prestigious programs and college admission officers. Register early to secure your place.”

Wendy Wu
College: Harvard University
High School: High Technology High School U.S.
Pioneer Research Paper: Sustainable Urban Development

“I integrated art, STEM and environmental engineering all together into one study. Pioneer has very strict research requirements, and they make the experience even more rewarding.”



Fully Accredited

Pioneer’s rigorous academic system underpins all the research opportunities it offers. That is why Pioneer scholars are granted college credit without any additional requirements.

Accredited & research college credits

The Pioneer Research Program is the world’s only fully-accredited online research program for high school students. This means that each student’s Pioneer research experience carries the same weight as undergraduate students in top colleges and universities.

Pioneer students, as a result, are granted college credits with NO any additional steps.

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Pioneer’s credibility allows Pioneer scholars to demonstrate their genuine passion and true academic ability through Pioneer’s rigorous system.


Completion of the Pioneer Research Program is listed in college applications as a college course, not an activity or camp, because of the rigorous requirements of its academic system. Pioneer Scholars need to contact their counselors or Pioneer’s team to learn more if necessary.

Pioneer’s college credits granted by Oberlin College are readily transferable to other colleges. Pioneer alumni need to ask Oberlin College to send the Pioneer transcript to the destination institution. The registrar’s office of the receiving institution will decide if the credits will be accepted.

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Because of its unique academic system, exemplary standards, and proven integrity, Pioneer’s credibility is respected by selective universities and colleges.

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