Project Lead The Way

Take advantage of PLTW high school coursework to earn college credit while learning real-world skills.
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What is Project Lead The Way?

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is an inspiring, nation-wide program that aims to increase the quantity and quality of engineering and engineering technology graduates. PLTW does this by:

  • Introducing students to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • Highlighting the practical applications of those disciplines
  • Providing opportunities to earn university credit in high school.

By taking PLTW courses in high school, you'll not only receive university credit, but also be prepared for a variety of engineering and technical programs at UW-Stout. As Wisconsin's Polytechnic University, we are a perfect fit for PLTW students.

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Are you a secondary school student who has successfully completed PLTW courses? Apply for transcripted college credit from UW-Stout and earn 3 semester credits per course.

To successfully receive PLTW credit, you must meet these conditions:

  • Your school must be certified by PLTW.
  • All requirements for PLTW courses must be satisfied, and you must achieve an average of 85% or better for the course.
  • You must take the college credit exam and pass with a grade of at least 70%.

How to Register

  1. Download the PLTW Registration Form.
  2. Student Information: the student completes this section and gives it to the PLTW teacher.
  3. Instructor/Course Information: the PLTW teacher completes this section of the form and mails it to:

    Attn: Transfer Coordinator
    Admissions Office
    212 Sorensen Hall
    University of Wisconsin-Stout
    Menomonie, WI 54751

Credit From Other Universities

Up to six (6) credits from other Affiliate Universities may be used as electives toward a degree at UW-Stout. Possible substitution of PLTW credits for meeting specific programmatic requirements at the University is at the discretion of the individual programs. Currently, PLTW courses do not have specific program equivalents at UW-Stout.