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Wichita State University College Credit
for students completing PLTW courses in High School

High school students completing Introduction to Engineering Design (IED), or Principles of Engineering (POE), can apply for college credit at Wichita State University. Students completing IED can receive credit for IME 222, Engineering Graphics, 3 credit hours. Students completing POE can receive credit for ENGR 101, Introduction to Engineering, 3 credit hours.

PLTW Course Title WSU Course WSU Course Title Credit Hours
Introduction to Engineering Design IME 222 Engineering Graphics 3
Principles of Engineering ENGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 3

To apply for college credit, the following conditions must be met (Revised Spring 2013):

  • The high school must be a certified PLTW school
  • The student must earn at least 85% in the PLTW course
  • The student must score 6 or above on the End-Of-Course exams that are administered by the national PLTW organization
  • The student must pay a $200 fee per course (3 hours of credit)

Wichita State University's academic departments evaluate the acceptability of these credits in the same manner they evaluate and confer transfer credits. Applying for and receiving Wichita State University credits for PLTW courses does not guarantee that those credits will be accepted in individual academic programs. Most WSU Engineering departments accept these courses toward a degree.

The student's WSU transcript will show the WSU-equivalent course name and number. The credits will not appear on the transcript until the student completes at least one additional course at WSU. 

Complete this application form and return it with your check for $200 made out to PLTW Wichita State University.