Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preparing middle and high school students for careers in engineering and engineering technology. Some Wisconsin high schools offer PLTW course work. Wisconsin high school PLTW courses have been evaluated by UW System campuses to determine if the curriculum will help a student meet college preparatory credit requirements for admission.

Project Lead the Way Courses may count as high school  science units for admission purposes IF also approved by high school district.*

The following chart indicates how UW System Institutions will consider PLTW courses for admission purposes.

Campus Project Lead the Way Courses How will these courses count for admission purposes?
UW-Colleges Principles of Engineering
Biotechnical Engineering
Completion of 1 or both PLTW courses will count as 3rd unit of high school science as long as other units are some combo of biology/chemistry/physics.
UW-Eau Claire Principles of Engineering
Biotechnical Engineering
Completion of 1 or both PLTW courses count for no more than 1 high school science unit
UW-Green Bay Principles of Engineering
Biotechnical Engineering
Completion of 1 or both PLTW courses will count as 3rd unit of high school science as long as other units are some combo of biology/chemistry/physics.
UW-La Crosse Principles of Engineering
Biotechnical Engineering
Completion of 1 or both PLTW courses will count as 3rd unit of high school science as long as other units are some combo of biology/chemistry/physics.
UW-Madison Principles of Engineering
Biotechnical Engineering
Completion of 1 or both PLTW courses will count as 3rd unit of high school science as long as other units are some combo of biology/chemistry/physics.
UW-Milwaukee Principles of Engineering
Biotechnical Engineering
Completion of 1 or both PLTW courses will count as 3rd unit of high school science as long as other units are some combo of biology/chemistry/physics.
UW-Oshkosh Principles of Engineering
Biotechnical Engineering
Completion of 1 or both PLTW courses will count as 3rd unit of high school science as long as other units are some combo of biology/chemistry/physics.
UW-Parkside Principles of Engineering
Biotechnical Engineering
Completion of 1 or both PLTW courses count for no more than 1 high school science unit
UW-Platteville Principles of Engineering
Biotechnical Engineering
Completion of 1 or both PLTW courses count for no more than 1 high school science unit
UW-River Falls Principles of Engineering
Biotechnical Engineering
Completion of both PLTW courses will count for 2 high school science units.
UW-Stevens Point Principles of Engineering
Biotechnical Engineering
Completion of 1 or both PLTW courses count for no more than 1 high school science unit
UW-Stout Principles of Engineering
Biotechnical Engineering
Completion of both PLTW courses will count for 2 high school science units.
UW-Superior Principles of Engineering
Biotechnical Engineering
Completion of 1 or both PLTW courses will count as 3rd unit of high school science as long as other units are some combo of biology/chemistry/physics.
UW-Whitewater Principles of Engineering
Biotechnical Engineering
Completion of 1 or both PLTW courses will count as 3rd unit of high school science as long as other units are some combo of biology/chemistry/physics.

High school submits request to DPI for approval to grant "equivalent to science" (ES) high school credit. Once approved, the high school will indicate “ES” next to the title of the course on the transcript. For a list of currently approved schools and courses go to http://te.dpi.wi.gov/files/te/pdf/equivalencyschools.pdf Titled Approved Science Equivalency Schools and Courses.

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