College Credit Application Process for PLTW Engineering, Computer Science & Biomedical Science Courses

Deadlines for applying:

FALL TRANSCRIPT CREDIT – anyone who applies between July 1 - December 1 will receive credit on December transcript
SPRING TRANSCRIPT CREDIT – anyone who applies between December 2 - May 1 will receive credit on May transcript
SUMMER TRANSCRIPT CREDIT – only graduated seniors who apply between May 2 - June 30 will receive credit on August transcript. The remaining student applications will receive credit in the fall (December transcript)

If a deadline is not met, the application will be moved to the subsequent session.

Applications must be received within one (1) year of completion of the course.

Please note:  A student must have received a stanine score of 6-9 on the PLTW End of Course (EoC) Assessment exam in order to receive college credit at the University Iowa.

Click here for checklist on how to apply for college credit

Questions?  Please contact PLTW@uiowa.edu

 

College Credit for PLTW Engineering Courses at the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa academic departments and colleges evaluate the acceptability of the credits for Project Lead The Way courses in the same manner in which they evaluate all transfer credits. The following table summarizes the current credit usage in the primary colleges that admit undergraduate students (the Colleges of Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Business).

PLTW
Course

University
of Iowa

College of
Engineering

College of
Liberal Arts

College of
Business

ENGR:1430 Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

3 s.h.

Either IED or POE will count for ENGR:1100 Engineering Problem Solving I (3 s.h.) – the introductory course required of all incoming engineering students.

Free Elective

Free Elective

ENGR:1431 Principles of Engineering (POE)

3 s.h.

Free Elective

Free Elective

ENGR:1432 Digital Electronics (DE)

3 s.h.

-

Free Elective

Free Elective

ENGR:1433 Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)

3 s.h.

-

Free Elective

Free Elective

ENGR:1434 Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)

3 s.h.

CEE:2015 Civil & Environmental Engineering Practice (2 s.h.) - required course for all civil engineering students.

Free Elective

Free Elective

ENGR:1435 Aerospace Engineering (AE)

3 s.h.

-

Free Elective

Free Elective

ENGR:1436 Biotechnical Engineering (BE) - Last year for EoC Assessment is 2017; last year of instruction is 2016-17

Environmental Sustainability (ES) - Beginning 2015-16

3 s.h.

Elective for Chemical Engineering biochemical focus area.

Free Elective

Free Elective

ENGR:1437 Computer Science Principles (CSP)

3 s.h.

-

Free Elective

Free Elective

*Although the University of Iowa will count all PLTW credit, the College of Engineering will only use the credit for IED, POE, CEA and BE/ES.

 

College Credit for PLTW Biomedical Science Courses at the University of Iowa

PLTW Course University of Iowa
BMS:1010 Principles of Biomedical Science (PBS) 1 s.h.
BMS:1020 Human Body Systems (HBS) 3 s.h.
BMS:1030 Medical Interventions (MI) 3 s.h.

Community Colleges and PLTW Credits

Students may also able to earn college credit for their PLTW courses from their local Iowa community college. Each community college in Iowa handles these credits differently. It is up to the individual to contact the PLTW program at the high school and/or community college directly to see how PLTW course credits are awarded.

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