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Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Earn College Credit for High School Classes

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Benedictine University is proud to partner with nationally-recognized STEM program, Project Lead the Way (PLTW). In recognition of the rigor and content taught through PLTW’s K-12 curriculum, BenU offers incoming freshmen students an opportunity to achieve college credit upon completion of PLTW high school coursework and Benedictine University criteria requirements.

Benedictine University Requirements to Qualify for University Credit:

High school students who have successfully completed at least (1) and a maximum of (2) PLTW course(s) listed in the table below may be granted Benedictine University general elective credit(s) subject to the following conditions:

  • Attended a certified PLTW high school
  • Official High School Transcript, including Evidence of PLTW courses completed.
  • Minimum PLTW score requirements. See chart. Pass the End of Course (EOC) National Assessment to earn an achievement-level descriptor of “Distinguished” or “Accomplished”
  • Complete BenU On-line Application by February 1. Applications will be considered after the deadline.
  • Complete Petition for External Credit form. Grade of “P” (Pass) for PLTW courses will appear on the BenU transcript for eligible courses and a nonrefundable posting fee of $10 per credit hour will be charged to your account.
  • Submit your application to [email protected] or mail to:
    Benedictine University
    Attn: Office of Admissions – PLTW
    5700 College Rd., Lisle, IL 60532
  • Enroll as an undergraduate, full-time, first year student at Benedictine University
Eligible PLTW CoursesBenedictine University College of Science and Health CourseBenU Course Credit*
PLTW Computer Science
  • Computer Science Principles
CMSC 1185 Python Programming Lab
MATH 1QCM
2 credits (QCM) General Elective
1 credit (QCM) General Elective
PLTW Engineering
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
General Elective Inquiry of Physical Science3 credits (QPS) General Elective
  • Principles of Engineering
General Elective Inquiry of Physical Science3 credits (QPS) General Elective
PLTW Biomedical Science
  • Principles of Biomedical Science
BIOL 1155 Anatomy & Physiology3 credits (QPS) General Elective
  • Human Body Systems
BIOL 1157 Introductory Anatomy & Physiology4 credits (QPS) General Elective
  • Medical Interventions
BIOL 1124 Human Health & Disease3 credits (QPS) General Elective
*Benedictine University reserves the right to update criteria

Next Steps:

  • Complete BenU On-line Application by February 1 priority deadline, designating full time status at BenU
  • Complete the Petition for external credit form. Grade of “P” (Pass) for PLTW courses will appear on the BenU transcript for eligible courses and a nonrefundable posting fee of $10 per credit hour will be charged to your account.
  • Request Official High School Transcript, including Evidence of PLTW courses completed, to be sent to BenU
  • Upon acceptance to BenU, schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor, and let them know that you are seeking credit evaluation for PLTW courses.
  • For further information, contact the Office of Admissions Office at (630) 829-6300 or [email protected].

Requesting BenU Transcripts

    (There is a fee for the transcripts)
For further information, contact the Office of Admissions at 630-829-6300 or [email protected]