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Important Information:

  • PLTW End of Course Assessment scores are waived for credit eligibility for the 2020-2021 school year.  RIT grades will be based on the final class average in the PLTW course.
  • NEW - Engineering Essentials:  College credit is available beginning, summer 2021.

RIT Policy on Awarding College Credit for Project Lead The Way courses:

In spring, the school’s primary PLTW contact receives an electronic copy of the registration form and flyer. The registration form and flyer should be distributed to qualifying students.

The RIT grade that a student receives is based solely on the EoC assessment score.  It is important for teachers to tell their students what their EoC score/grade will be for RIT credit. The registration form and flyer details how the EoC score translates into letter grades.

Each teacher/school must email their qualifying students’ course grades and EoC scores using the Grade Report Template to, by July 1.  This information is defined by RIT as confidential information and will be treated as required by RIT policy. 

Students applying for RIT credit complete the registration form and send it along with a $225 check to the address listed. They are then “enrolled” in the current RIT semester. At the end of the semester, students receive a confirmation letter of the college credit awarded.

As students prepare to submit college applications, they should request a transcript showing their college credits. A transcript can be requested here.  There is a charge for transcripts.

If a former PLTW student attends RIT, the college credit grade point average (gpa) received from RIT is counted towards his/her undergraduate RIT cumulative gpa.  If the student goes to another university, that university will determine whether the credit will transfer as well as whether the grade and gpa is transferred in as well.

Since these students are receiving college credit for college-level work, there are certain rules that must be followed by every PLTW school to ensure the integrity of the exam and process:

  • Students must take the exam immediately at the conclusion of the course.
  • All exams must be given prior to June 30 of each calendar year for students completing the course that year.
  • Students taking the exam in the spring must apply for and pay for RIT credit prior to November 2nd of that year.  Students taking the exam in December or January have until the following November 2nd to apply.
  • If a student is graduating in 2021 or a Sr. is applying for early acceptance at colleges in Fall 2021 it is recommended that the registration form/payment be sent in by August 1st.

Mini Grant

RIT grants schools $20 for each student who registers for RIT college credit.

Schools who have participated in RIT’s undergraduate credit program previously do not have to take any action to receive the grant.  The student tallies are compiled after January by the RIT/PLTW School Relations staff.

Schools who are new to the RIT undergraduate credit program will be contacted to submit a W-9 form prior to payment.

In the following fall the primary PLTW contacts from certified schools will receive a check reflecting the $20 per registered student (between January and December). These grants are intended to be earmarked for use in the school’s PLTW program.

Grade Report Template

When submitting qualifying grades to RIT PLTW office, teachers must submit using this grade report template.

Deadline for submission of the grade report is July 1, 2021.

PLTW 2020 End of Course Assessment

When determining college credit eligibility for a student, please refer to the 2020-2021 Grading Key.


As a counselor or a school administrator, what is my role in the school’s PLTW program?
  • Recruiting students into PLTW courses and guiding them to pursue their interest in STEM fields. Understand college credit opportunities
  • Understand the specific roles and responsibilities within the PLTW LMS, (rostering students, updating teacher information)
  • Scheduling PLTW courses to best fit the needs and resources of the students and the school.
  • Ensuring that special learning accommodations for students are met.
As a PLTW teacher, what is my role in the school’s PLTW program?
  • Administer the EoC Assessment exam
  • Notify qualifying students and parents of college credit opportunity and give them the Parent Letter.
  • Submit qualifying scores to RIT on Grade Report Template.