Project Lead the Way

Earning College Credit for PLTW Engineering High School Classes

Project Lead The Way offers high school students who have passed minimum requirements the unique opportunity to obtain college credit for their PLTW courses!

Earn WPI undergraduate credit free of charge:

###### Eligible PLTW High School Courses ###### WPI Course Equivalents
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) ES1310
Principles of Engineering (POE) ES1020
Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) CE1000/PLTW CEA
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) ME1800
Digital Electronics (DE) ECE1000/PLTW DE

Eligibility Requirements:

You must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be a current WPI student
  • Completed one of the eligible PLTW Engineering courses in high school
  • A minimum of a "B" in the course and
  • Earned on the PLTW End-of-Course Assessment either a stanine score of 6 or higher (before July 2018) or a minimum scale score of 410 for IED, 410 for POE, 420 for CEA, 430 for CIM, or 450 for DE. (Waived for the 2019-2020 school year)


  • WPI also honors PLTW transfer credits from select PLTW university partners who factor in the PLTW End-of-Course Assessment scores when awarding credit, such as RIT. The requirements to obtain credits from this type of PLTW course assessment is an official transcript sent from that university. No End-of-Course Assessment exam score is required.


  • WPI will review requests for course credit from PLTW university partners who do not factor in the PLTW End-of-Course Assessment scores when awarding credit, such as NHTI Concord’s Community College. The requirement for this review process includes providing official course grades and official End-of-Course Assessment scores to be reviewed by our committee.


If you have questions about WPI's policy for PLTW credit or wish to apply for credit, please contact

Location: Unity Hall
Office Location: Room 435
Phone: 508-831-5211
Fax: 508-831-5931