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Credit for PLTW Coursework in the Purdue Polytechnic

Students who enroll in majors in the following departments in the Purdue Polytechnic* may receive 3 to 12 hours of credit for PLTW coursework. 

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*The College of Engineering does not award credit for PLTW coursework

Connect Students to College and Career Opportunities

PLTW students have exclusive access to a variety of recognition opportunities including scholarships, preferred admission at colleges and universities, internships, industry connections, and other avenues to highlight their achievements.

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College and University Partners

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is an urban research and academic health sciences campus, with 22 schools and academic units granting degrees in more than 200 programs from both Indiana University and Purdue University. IUPUI was created in 1969 as a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, with IU as the managing partner. IUPUI is IU’s home campus for programs in medicine, law, dentistry, nursing, health and rehabilitation science, and social work and extends its program offerings through IUPU Columbus. With more than 29,000 students, IUPUI is the third-largest campus in the state of Indiana.

IUPUI offers college credit, 100-level Biology, to any high school student who applies and passes the national assessment at a stanine of 6 or higher and matriculate to IUPUI.  Stanines of 6 or 7 will be qualified for a B, while stanines of 8 or 9 will qualifiy for an A.

There are three PLTW Biomedical Sciences IUPUI coursework certification track options at IUPUI. The cost to the student will be $25 per credit hour ($75 for the course).

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IUPUI became a PLTW affiliate in 2007.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Rich traditions and many milestones mark the path from 1874 to the present. The Rose-Hulman community has woven the inspiration of visionary leaders through technological and social advancements, a legacy of faculty dedication, and commitment to excellence to educate generations of bright young minds.

With the help of generous alumni and foundations, the institute continues to develop in order to retain its vibrancy and relevance for the future. Our journey continues, but as it does, one factor will remain constant: We will always stay true to our roots.

Purdue University

Purdue University, a top public research institution, offers higher education at its highest proven value. Committed to student success, Purdue is changing the student experience with greater focus on faculty-student interaction and creative use of technology. Committed to pursuing scientific discoveries and engineered solutions, Purdue has streamlined pathways for faculty and student innovators who have a vision for moving the world forward.

At the West Lafayette campus, Purdue offers nearly 200 majors for undergraduates, more than 80 graduate programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, students have access to 18 intercollegiate sports teams and nearly 1,000 student organizations.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is home to the Project Lead the Way affiliate. Several of the majors offered by the college accept Project Lead The Way credit. In addition, students who graduate from the Engineering/Technology Teacher Education program are automatically certified to teach Project Lead The Way classes.

Purdue University became a National Affiliate Training Center in 2001. Purdue is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

For more information regarding college credit opportunities, please visit the Affiliate link above.

Indiana University’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

Indiana University’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering's rare combination of undergraduate programs – intelligent systems engineering, informatics, and computer science – makes the school one of the largest, broadest, and most accomplished of its kind. 

In the undergraduate program, students can focus on: 

  • Bioengineering 
  • Computer engineering  
  • Cyber-physical systems  
  • Nanoengineering 

The School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering also offers bachelor’s degrees in: 

  • Computer science, which is designed for students looking for in-depth training in computer systems, including specializations in intelligent systems, data and search, systems, programming languages, and foundations of computer science 
  • Informatics, which is built for students whose primary interest is in exploring how technology can be used to fuel discoveries and innovations in another discipline, such as science, business, or fine arts  

Students may also choose from eight master’s degrees, four Ph.D. programs, and a multitude of dual degrees, specializations, and certificates.

Ball State University

Founded in 1918, Ball State University is a residential university in Muncie, Indiana – a midsize Midwestern city one hour northeast of Indianapolis. The 731-acre campus includes 109 academic, administrative, auxiliary, and residential buildings and more than 400 additional acres of research property.   

Ball State offers seven associate, 178 bachelor's, 99 master's, two specialist, and 16 doctoral degrees in seven academic colleges. Several degrees and certificates are available through online and distance education. During 2014-15, 5,718 degrees and certificates were awarded. The average class size on campus is 26 students, and the student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. Ball State has more than 950 full-time faculty members. About 90 percent of all tenured and tenure-track faculty hold terminal degrees in their disciplines, and many have years of professional experience in their areas.    

Ball State is ranked a research university, high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Individual programs are accredited by various regional and national organizations. Ball State received approximately $25.8 million in external grants for research and education projects in 2015-16. About 60 percent of grants supported academic and institutional support, with the rest dedicated to research activities, instructional support, and public service. Many awards come from government, foundations, business, and nonprofit organizations.

Trine University

From its academic programs, to its faculty, to the positive impact its graduates have on communities everywhere, Trine University has been setting its standards higher for more than 130 years. It’s a Trine thing!  

Excellence at Trine is measured by:   

  • Its beautiful 450-acre main campus, with more than $155 million invested in new building projects since 2000 
  • Its consistent ranking among the Midwest’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report, and recognition as the fastest-growing private university in Indiana 
  • The success enjoyed by alumni in their chosen fields … a 99.3 percent three-year average placement rate 
  • Innovation One, which offers students hands-on experience with real-world projects that benefit businesses, the community, and the world 

Today’s high-tech world demands an ever-growing supply of engineers and technologists. These interesting and challenging positions require higher education like that offered at Trine's Allen School of Engineering and Technology. 

Project Lead The Way has developed middle school and high school programs to help students learn and prepare for engineering and technology careers. Trine University has recognized and supported PLTW since 2006 in its efforts to better prepare students for engineering and technology by awarding scholarships and other financial assistance. In addition, qualified students who have participated in PLTW programs may be eligible to receive college credit, which further strengthens the affordability of receiving a great education!

Apply for PLTW Grant Opportunities Today!

The PLTW grant program, made possible through generous philanthropic gifts from partners, helps districts and schools across the country start new PLTW programs and expand their existing programs. To be considered for ongoing grant opportunities, PLTW invites you to submit your application today. PLTW accepts applications on a rolling basis, and once you’ve applied, your district or school will be considered for new opportunities as they become available.

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