Take a PLTW eligible course and complete the End of Course assessment exam.
Teachers send grades from the End of Course assessment exam to RIT and will notify you if you qualify to apply for transcripted college credit from RIT.
In order to be awarded college credit, you must complete the online registration and submit your check, payable to RIT, of $225/course to RIT. Include the confirmation number in the memo field of your check. You should also submit a copy of your confirmation email with your check. Your check must be received within two weeks of registration.
Mail your payment to:
PLTW School Relations
Rochester Institute of Technology
137 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623 Register for Credit
Registration and payment need to be received by November 2, 2023 for classes taken in the 2022-2023 school year. Online registrations are not processed until payment is received. Credit will be awarded in the RIT semester of which registration and payment are received.
You will receive a confirmation email once your registration and payment are being processed.
July 21, 2023
For students graduating in 2023, or seniors applying for early decision to colleges in the fall of 2023 it is recommended that your registration form and payment are received by July 21, 2023, to ensure you can receive a transcript at the end of August 2023.
November 2, 2023
For classes completed in the 2022-2023 school year, the registration form and payment must be received by November 2, 2023.
The transcripted grade received from RIT is based solely on the End of Course (EoC) exam score you receive on the PLTW End of Course exam.
The grade you receive in the high school course may differ from the college credit grade. If you attend RIT, the college credit grade you receive is counted towards your undergraduate RIT cumulative GPA. If you attend another university, the course credits often are transferred without the letter grade or GPA.
It is important for you to ask your teacher what your End of Course exam score is so that you can make an informed decision as your college credit grade could affect your undergraduate GPA.
RIT maintains a single academic transcript reflecting all courses taken at RIT. Students who have completed the steps to receive credit will receive a confirmation letter of their awarded credit at the end of the semester in which they registered.
Students interested in applying to colleges, including RIT, may request a transcript be sent to those schools. Transcripts must be requested electronically and there is a fee for each transcript.
Having RIT credits does not guarantee that you will be accepted into a program, even at RIT. All colleges and universities establish their own policies for accepting credits and those decisions are based on many factors.
Most often, these credits are counted as ‘free’ electives, not only at RIT but also should they be accepted at another college or university. It is important for students to check with their prospective colleges/universities as to whether or not the credit is accepted.