Project Lead The Way Affiliate Articulations
Eastern Michigan University will accept up to 9 credits from any qualifying school for
credit toward a student's program of study at EMU. These are for POE, IED, and DE
Milwaukee School of Engineering will allow secondary school students from a PLTW
certified transcripted college credit for the PLTW courses POE, IED, DE, CIM, and CEA.
In addition to being from a PLTW certified school, the student must have an average of
85% or better for the course, have a completed course portfolio, and have a grade of
70% or better on the PLTW college exam and pay the required tuition . The student will
receive 3 quarter credits for each of the courses taken that meet these requirements.
MSOE will accept transcripted credit from other Affiliate Universities for these courses.
Substitution of a particular PLTW course for a course in a particular program will depend
on the program curriculum in force at the time of admittance to MSOE. This decision will
be made by the program director.
Old Dominion University will allow secondary school students in Virginia to receive
college credit in Old Dominion University's Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Engineering
Technology programs for eligible PLTW courses:
Any PLTW Course = Engineering Fundamentals Engn 110
Any PLTW Course = Engineering Fundamentals Engn 111
*Additional, possible credit scenarios are to be determined.
Students can receive credit by completing each PLTW course with an average of "B," by
having been enrolled in a PLTW-certified high school, by scoring a 70% or higher on the
PLTW college credit exam, and by meeting Old Dominion University academic eligibility
Purdue University will allow secondary school students in the country to receive three
college credits in the Department of Industrial Technology at Purdue University for each
eligible PLTW course [IED, POE, CEA, DE, BCM, AE, BE and CIM]; by completing each
course with an average of "B," by being enrolled in any PLTW-certified school, by scoring
70 or above on the college credit exam, and by enrolling in IT, ID, or Technology
San Diego State University: Secondary school students may receive a total of three
SDSU College of Engineering credits for any of the PLTW courses [IED, POE, CIM, CEA
and DE]; by completing each course with an average of "B," by scoring 70 or above on
the college credit exam, by being enrolled in a PLTW-certified school, and by meeting
college enrollment requirements for the BS programs. Please see
http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/ for SDSU admissions details.
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs: Secondary school students from any PLTW-
certified school may apply for University of Colorado transcripted engineering college
credit for three of the PLTW courses (IED, POE, and DE). The University of Colorado will
also grant credit to students outside of the state of Colorado. We require that all students
receive at least an 85 percent average in the course and score 70 or above on the
college credit exam. For the students meeting these criteria, The University of Colorado
awards semester credits for each of the courses, as follows: POE: 3 credits, IED: 2
credits, DE: 2 credits. The cost of tuition is $200 per course. The course will appear on a
transcript as if the course were taken at UCCS. The University of Colorado at Colorado
Springs' academic units will directly apply these courses to replace required courses in
Computer, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.
University of Maryland at Baltimore County: Secondary school students in the country
may receive college credit for ENES101 at University of Maryland Baltimore County by
completing EDD and all courses leading up to it (POE, IED, DE, and a technical elective)
with an average of "B," by being enrolled in a PLTW-certified school, by meeting college
enrollment requirements, and by paying a designated tuition for each course. In addition,
students must complete a college credit exam or submit an appropriate portfolio.
University of New Haven: Secondary school students from any PLTW-certified school
may apply for University New Haven college credit for each eligible PLTW course [IED 2
credits, DE 3 credits, POE 3 credits and EDD 2 credits]. Students must receive at least
80% average in the course and 70 or above on the college credit exam. The cost of
tuition will be $200 per course. Students must meet the college enrollment requirements
for UNH majors. UNH engineering programs evaluate the acceptability of these credits
similar to evaluating other transfer credits.
University of South Carolina: Secondary school students from any PLTW-certified school
in the country may apply for University of South Carolina credit as follows: PLTW course
Digital Electronics may be used for ELCT 101, Introduction to Electrical Engineering;
PLTW course Principles of Engineering for ENCP 101, Introduction to Engineering; and
PLTW course Introduction to Engineering Design may be used for EMCH 111,
Introduction to Engineering Graphics and Visualization. USC requires these students to
have an overall "B" average or SAT score of 1100 or PSCAT score of 110, receive at
least an 85 percent average in the course, and a score 70 or above on the college credit
exam. For the students meeting these criteria, USC awards 3 semester hours of credit
with proper application and tuition payment. USC's academic departments evaluate the
acceptability of these credits in the same manner in which they evaluate and confer
University of Texas at Tyler: High school students who have earned university credit for
their Project Lead The Way, or other approved 9 – 12 engineering and technology,
courses can transfer or apply up to 15 hours of their college credit hours towards the
Bachelor of Science of Technology degree with an emphasis on Innovation, Technology,
and Design. The program will interest those who enjoy inventing, creating, solving
complex problems and, in particular, want to foster these abilities in others. The degree
develops students’ creative abilities, through experiential learning, and provides students
with the profound understandings needed for careers in innovation, technology
development, and design.
Wichita State University: Secondary school students may opt to receive college credit in
Wichita State University's Engineering programs for eligible PLTW courses:
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) = 3 credits - for Engineering Graphics (IME 222)
Principles of Engineering (POE) = 3 credits for Introduction to Engineering (ENGR101)
Students must have an 80 percent average in the course, 70 percent on the college
credit exam and submit the course portfolio. There is a $200 fee per course.
The transcript shows the WSU-equivalent course name and number. The credits will not
appear on the transcript until the student completes other courses at WSU.
Worchester Polytechnic University: Secondary school students may receive college credit
at WPI for an introductory level engineering course by completing a PLTW sequence of
courses [IED, POE, DE and EDD and one additional PLTW elective] with an average of
"B," by being enrolled in a PLTW-certified high school, by meeting college enrollment
requirements, and by paying a designated tuition. In addition, students must achieve an
80% on the college credit exam or submit an appropriate portfolio.
Sinclair Community College: To receive credit for SCC course(s), the student must
achieve a high school course grade of B or above, and receive a score of 70 or above on
the PLTW Part C (college credit) exam. For complete information on college credit, go to
www.pltwohio.org and click on the "College Options" tab.