MSOE is proud to be a University partner of Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Nearly 50% of our incoming freshman class annually is comprised of PLTW students and annually we host training for over 500 K-12 educators on our campus. MSOE offers scholarships, undergraduate credit, and an annual capstone competition for PLTW students and educators.

Destination MSOE Scholarship

Incoming freshmen and transfer students who have participated in Project Lead the Way (PLTW) high school courses are eligible to receive a tuition-based scholarship, renewable for up to six years (18 full-time quarters). For more information, students should visit our scholarships and grants webpage

Collegiate Credit for PLTW Students

MSOE offers collegiate credits for students who achieve high performance in select Project Lead the Way courses. Credits are offered at a discounted rate of $200 per class to Project Lead the Way students. All credits will appear on the student’s MSOE transcript as a “pass”; no letter grade is assigned.

In order to be eligible for credit at MSOE, students must successfully complete the course and achieve a grade of B or higher (as shown on an academic transcript) AND achieve an End of Course score of 7 or higher. Please note that we require all students submit their proof of eligibility with their completed application to ensure credits are issued within 2 weeks of receipt of the application. Incomplete applications will be returned to the student.

Students are not required to apply in the year that they take the course. For example, a student who takes a PLTW course as a freshman may wait until their senior year to apply for MSOE credits provided they submit all required documentation. MSOE recommends waiting until a student knows where they are attending college before applying for credit, as we are unable to issue refunds for unused credits.

An unofficial transcript will be sent to students upon completion of the application process. To request a transcript be sent to another academic institution, please visit our Registrar’s webpage

To download a copy of the application for credit & completion directions, please click here.

Credit Acceptance

MSOE cannot guarantee that transfer credits will be accepted at the academic institution of your choice. Please contact your academic institution of choice prior to applying for credits to verify that credits will transfer or to see how they would transfer into your program of choice.

For students attending MSOE, you can contact stem@msoe.edu to see how PLTW credits would apply to your academic program.

Annual Engineering Design Competition

MSOE hosts an annual competition for Wisconsin students completing capstone courses in Biomedical Innovations or Engineering Design & Development. The competition is designed to recognize and reward outstanding student projects and highlight the importance of engineering design and problem solving in STEM education. Cash prizes, funding for New Product Development Assessment by the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center, and other incentives are available for winning teams. For more information, visit the Project Lead the Way Innovation Portal to view current and past competitions.

Core Training and Educator Resources

While MSOE is the host site for Milwaukee’s Core Training Institute for PLTW, we do not manage registration, payment, lodging, or communications for this training. All Core Training inquiries should be directed to the National Project Lead the Way Solution Center.

If you have questions about curriculum, bringing PLTW to your school, course supplies, or any other PLTW questions, please contact the Project Lead the Way Solution Center.