High Caliber Transcript: Transcript scores must be among the best
Applicants are recommended by counselors as top in their class
Real Interviewees: Pioneer applicants must bring their school ID to their interview Real School Grades: School counselors provide student feedback and grade verification
All applicants need to submit school feedback
All school counselors outside of Pioneer academic network are verified by Pioneer’s admission staff
True Writing Ability: Pioneer’s admissions process includes a proctored essay writing component
Applicants’ SAT and TOEFL scores are cross-checked
Your Authentic Interests: Pioneer adheres to a Professor-blind policy to ensure all applicants show genuine interest in the research program itself
Pioneer does NOT release professors’ information to applicants before they are admitted
About the Program
We believe that students who will meaningfully impact society throughout their lives need personalized, guided educational experiences that inspire them to explore, to question, and to generate and test their own ideas. Pioneer Academics® offers these experiences.
Our mission is to transcend cultural, geographic and socioeconomic barriers to educational engagement. That’s why we select student cohorts that bring together ideas and perspectives from diverse cultures and geographies. Such peer interaction challenges stereotypes, augments creativity, and heightens students’ awareness of the global community in which we live. Pioneer also transcends socioeconomic barriers by offering verifiable-need-based scholarships to outstanding students. This initiative enables more students to engage in in-depth exploration of their academic interests under the mentorship of thought leaders than would otherwise be possible..