PLTW in Minnesota

State News, Events, and Opportunities

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University Credit Opportunity

Minnesota Affiliate universities offer college credit for qualifying high school students who successfully complete select high school PLTW courses.

At the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, secondary school students successfully completing PLTW courses may apply for college credit for a cost of $100 per course. The student will receive three semester credits per course and a grade of S (Pass) will appear on an official University of Minnesota transcript. To view additional requirements, see which PLTW courses are eligible for college credit, and find the application, please visit the College of Science & Engineering webpage

St. Cloud State University provides the opportunity for high school students to earn university credits for completing any of the high school PLTW courses. The cost is $100 for three semester credits. Download the application here.

University Credit Opportunity for High School Students

St. Cloud State University provides the opportunity for high school students to earn university credits for completing any of the high school PLTW courses. The cost is $100 for three semester credits.

Download the application here.

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

St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud State University is one of three Affiliates for PLTW in Minnesota and serves as an affiliate for all of the PLTW programs. St. Cloud State University provides summer training in PLTW Launch, PLTW Gateway, PLTW Computer Science, PLTW Engineering, and PLTW Biomedical Science.

St. Cloud State University has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Technology Education and Career and Technical Education (CTE) and also offers five different engineering programs.

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Founded in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is located approximately 85 miles southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The University prepares students for careers and for life-long learning by providing a clearly defined general education program and focused undergraduate pre-professional, professional, and liberal arts programs. Minnesota State Mankato offers baccalaureate degrees in mechanical and civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering and technology, automotive and manufacturing engineering technology and graduate degrees in engineering and manufacturing which are accredited by the American Board of Engineering Technology (ABET). The University's environment of big ideas coupled with real-world thinking equip students to go well beyond expectations and into exciting, rewarding futures. Minnesota State University, Mankato and St. Cloud State University provide leadership for Project lead The Way in the state of Minnesota.  Together, they offer and coordinate professional development, college level credit recognition, program quality initiatives, and statewide/regional support and communication.For more information regarding college credit opportunites, please visit the Affiliate link above. Minnesota State University, Mankato became a partner affiliate in 2011

University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is one of the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

The College of Science & Engineering is the University partner with PLTW. Created in 1935, the College of Science & Engineering (formerly known as the Institute of Technology) brought together the University's programs in engineering, mining, architecture, and chemistry. Today, the college is ranked among the top engineering and science academic programs in the country. The college includes 12 academic departments offering a wide range of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. The College of Science and Engineering offers students a rigorous, world-class education tailored to their interests and goals. Undergraduates can choose from among 19 undergraduate degrees, obtain a dual degree, or create an interdisciplinary or combined degree program.

Dunwoody College of Technology

Dunwoody College of Technology focuses on providing a rigorous, project-focused education in a small college environment that includes many lab, shop, and studio spaces. Located on the western edge of downtown Minneapolis, Dunwoody offers associate and bachelor’s degrees in the areas of automotive, computer technology, construction sciences & building technology, design & graphics technology, engineering, radiologic technology, and robotics & manufacturing. Founded in 1914, it is also the only nonprofit technical college in the Upper Midwest and one of a handful nationwide. 

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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