Accreditation through Building the Rigorous Research System with Oberlin

The values and commitment shared by Pioneer Academics and Oberlin College & Conservatory since the 2016 commencement of their groundbreaking collaboration are the extension of shared values and commitments.

Oberlin College & Conservatory welcomes Pioneer Scholars and introduces the philosophy and scope of the collaboration on its official website.

Pioneer Oberlin Collaboration

Accreditation through Building the Rigorous Research System with Oberlin

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The values and commitment shared by Pioneer Academics and Oberlin College & Conservatory since the 2016 commencement of their groundbreaking collaboration are the extension of shared values and commitments.

Oberlin College & Conservatory welcomes Pioneer Scholars and introduces the philosophy and scope of the collaboration on its official website.

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“Ever the trail blazer for access to higher education and for the most advanced liberal art studies, Oberlin’s collaboration with Pioneer Academics broadens our tradition and influence beyond our campus.”

David Kamitsuka

  • Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Religion
  • Chair, the Academic and Administrative Program Review Steering Committee
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“Oberlin College has historically played a major role in advancing educational access. Now, Pioneer Academics and Oberlin College together aspire to lead in dynamic global education.”

Matthew Jaskol

  • Pioneer Founder & Program Director
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The High Standards to which Pioneer and Oberlin Are Committed

The values and commitment shared by Pioneer Academics and Oberlin College & Conservatory since the 2016 commencement of their groundbreaking collaboration are the extension of shared values and commitments.

Oberlin College & Conservatory welcomes Pioneer Scholars and introduces the philosophy and scope of the collaboration on its official website.

Pioneer Oberlin Collaboration

What drives the collaboration between Oberlin College & Conservatory and Pioneer Academics’ research program?

Oberlin is committed to driving educational breakthroughs

Oberlin’s long standing history and culture of research

  • Oberlin is among the top producers of PhDs among liberal arts colleges
Oberlin has been a pioneer in educational and social advancement

Oberlin has been a pioneer in educational and social advancement

  • Founded in 1833, Oberlin was the first institution of higher education in America to adopt a policy to admit students of color (1835) and the first college to award bachelor’s degrees to women (1841) in a coeducational program.
Oberlin’s long standing history and culture of research

Oberlin is committed to driving educational breakthroughs

  • Ranked consistently among the nation’s top liberal arts schools, Oberlin College & Conservatory is committed to rigorous academics, artistic and musical excellence, and social justice. Pioneer Academics created a bold and unprecedented online research model in 2012. With a history of being the bellwether of US higher education, Oberlin extends its innovative, international vision through collaboration with Pioneer. Oberlin is committed to collaborating with Pioneer Academics to ensure  a rigorous, unparalleled academic system.

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Congratulations to all admitted Pioneer scholars in Summer 2021! We received 3016 applications from 64 countries for 703 research positions for this summer.
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  • Considering students have significantly fewer options for their summer enrichment, Pioneer adjusted the cohort size from maximum 5 to maximum 6 so that we can offer the opportunity to more students. Please be aware that Pioneer will only expand cohorts which we feel sure will not be compromised in any way by a slight increase in participation. Some areas, therefore, may stay at a maximum of 5 because the nature of the course requires heavier coaching.

 

  • Pioneer admissions still requires the same application materials, but we may adjust the timing in response to current realities. If you can work with your counselor to collect your official transcript and counselor evaluation and submit them soon after you submit your application, it will speed up the process. Pioneer admissions requires an official transcript and counselor evaluation to process applications for the final round. If these items won't be available during the process due to COVID-19, applicants must submit evidence that the school's counseling office is closed. Pioneer admissions will then decide what adjustment shall be granted.