College: Harvard University
High School: University of Chicago Laboratory High Schools, United States
Pioneer Research Paper: The impact of Emotions, Ambiguity, and Apathy on Decision Making in Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Proposal to Facilitate Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
“Pioneer is the only online research program in the world to confer undergraduate coursework credits to students who complete the program.”
It is the rigorous academic system that qualifies Pioneer to grant college credit through collaboration with Oberlin College.
Here you can listen directly to a former veteran admissions officer of Penn & Wharton about his insight of Pioneer Scholars when he read their applications to Penn.
Pioneer accepts applications for both the Spring-through-Summer and Summer-only terms starting in August of the previous year. Please click the below links to learn about the ultimate deadline for each term.
It is important to be aware that Pioneer balances the limited availability of positions in each discipline and the volume of the applications received. Submitting applications earlier can improve one’s chances of getting selected into the program.
Attend an info session online or at school.
Submit your application online. The application consists of the following sections:
– Basic Info
– Interest Areas
– Short Essays
– Long Essay
Admitted Pioneer students will go through three rounds of reviews to reach a final admission decision. Initial screening kicks off the process. Applications are screened to determine which applicants will move on to the interview round. Application components considered include:
– Standardized Test Scores (if available)
– Short Essays
– Long Essay
After the initial screening, you may be invited to a required interview, consisting of:
– Video conference
– Timed writing
Your entire application will be reviewed holistically:
– School counselor / teacher feedback
– Official transcript
– Application materials
Pioneer has a rigorous admission process. The admission cycle is typically 6-8 weeks long. We appreciate your patience.
Pioneer’s founding board insisted that Pioneer commit to a professor-blind policy during the application process, ensuring that applicants have authentic field interest and a correct priority. As a result, no information about professors is released before admission to the program. This policy is much appreciated and respected by universities.
High Caliber: The standard of the transcript scores
Real Interviewee: Pioneer applicants must bring their school ID to their interview
Real School Grades: School counselor feedback and verification
True Writing Ability: Proctored essay writing application component
Authentic Interests: Professor-blind policy when applying to Pioneer
As part of its social mission, Pioneer Academics dedicates funds every year to need-based scholarships for students to participate in the Pioneer Research Program. These funds are very limited and their use is restricted to cases in which the need of the student’s family can be reliably accredited. Students are eligible for these scholarships in countries where need can be assessed or if they are part of a non-profit organization or an educational institution that can assess need.
|Spring-Summer Term||January 5|
|Summer Only Term||April 26|