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Pioneer Academics
30 S 15th St 15th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Matthew Jaskol

The Pioneer Research Program is a virtual research institute for outstanding high school students. It is selective and academically rigorous. It is the only online US college credit-bearing research program ... more>

134 Chapel Road Sweet Briar, VA 24595

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Lynchburg, Va., Sweet Briar is a liberal arts and sciences college for women of consequence. Our nationally recognized academic, study-abroad ... more>


Mark Bechthold
Mark Bechthold answered: March 30

A friend's son was accepted to UCLA, yay! His portal had shown the acceptance, but after he told UCLA that she had changed a high school class, the portal is now saying, decision on hold or something like that. Does he need to escalate this to be sure that nothing "funny" hap


An acceptance for admission is usually worded very carefully as being contingent upon something - like successful completion of current coursework (or in the case of the UCs, the need to successfully complete the A-G requirements).  I would suggest contacting the Offi...

The Pioneer Research Program published: March 23

Does conducting research with a mentor from Stanford increase your chances of getting into Stanford?

One might assume that doing research with a Stanford professor as a high school student increases your chances of getting into Stanford. However, of the more than 30 Pioneer scholars admitted to Stanf ...more