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Research Mentor Program FAQs
No. Enrollment in the Solomon Research Scholars Program is limited to high school students who have signed up for a premium 8th-grade, freshman, sophomore, or junior coaching package from Solomon Admissions.
Since college-level academic research in high school requires a certain level of academic aptitude, our team must evaluate your child’s transcript and test scores to determine if he or she would be able to comfortably finish the program.
The Solomon Research Scholars Program is a 10-week program with weekly one-on-one meetings with a PhD research advisor over the course of 10 weeks. Students are expected to dedicate at least 60 hours to the research project, including research, reading, analysis, and writing (minimum time commitment of 6 hours per week over 10 weeks).
Unlike other high school research programs, the Solomon Research Scholars Program can be started at any time in accordance with the student’s schedule. This can mean a start date during the academic school year or during the summer. There are no date cutoffs for enrolling in the program.
The Solomon Research Scholars Program is open to students who:
Are currently in high school and
Who have enrolled in a premium 8th grade, freshman, sophomore, or junior coaching package with Solomon and
Who have strong grades and test scores
No prior research experience is required, and students do not need to have taken prior coursework in their field of research.
Students will leave the program with a college-level research paper and corresponding research abstract which they can submit as supplements to their college application. Students will also receive a grade report and short evaluation from their PhD research advisor.
Absolutely. Students retain intellectual property rights on their research project and paper.
No. Most students who participate in the Solomon Research Scholars Program have no idea what research topic they want to explore. Our PhD research advisors will spend the first three sessions of the program brainstorming and narrowing down the research topic.
Once your college admissions consultant selects the most optimal academic field for your child to conduct research in, your child will be assigned to a PhD research advisor with graduate school experience in that academic discipline.
No. We provide research opportunities in all different fields including the humanities.
Students will meet with their PhD research advisor one-on-one for an hour, once a week, for 10 weeks.
No. Unlike other high school research programs that have 3-4 application deadlines a year, students can start the Solomon Research Scholars Program at any time, including during the academic school year.
This will be up to your research advisor, but in general, our PhD research advisors are not obligated to write our students recommendation letters and generally only do so when the student’s performance on the research paper was stellar. All research advisors, at the end of the program, will assign a grade to your student’s research paper and write a short evaluation.
There is no limit on the number of research papers a student can enroll for. After completing the first research project, students can enroll for a second or even a third research project. In fact, students who write multiple research papers in the same academic area are given higher marks for intellectual vitality when applying to elite colleges.