Frequently Asked Questions

If you cannot find the answer to your questions below, please contact our office at or 414.277.7238.

When should I apply for undergraduate credit from MSOE?

As long a student is able to provide all of the documentation required for the application, MSOE can process credit requests at any time. You can apply every year after completing a given course, or wait until the end of high school and apply all at once.


PLTW WI recommends waiting to apply for credit until a student knows what post secondary institution they'll be attending. We make this recommendation for a few reasons:

  1. Application fees are non-refundable. If your student choses an institution or program that does not allow transfer credits, we cannot reimburse for the unused credits.

  2. Every academic institution and program is different in how they handle transfer credits. MSOE does not have access to how each individual institution accepts or applies transfer credits, including whether or not there are transfer limits. As such, it's recommended for students to consult with their admissions counselor at their institution of choice prior to applying for credits.

How will I know if I received my credits?

All students will receive a transcript from MSOE at the mailing address included on their application once the process is completed. Please note that payment is not cashed until the application process is completed.


How do I request my transcript to be sent to institutions outside of MSOE?

Please fill out the transcript request form here to request transcripts. Note that this form can also be included in the intital credit application as well.


How long will it take to be awarded credit?

Upon receipt of a complete application, processing time takes between 2-3 weeks. Incomplete applications can take significantly longer depending on the time it takes to obtain the required documentation.


Does MSOE award credit for all PLTW courses?

Please see the credit application form for your desired PLTW track to see what courses are eligible for credit awarding.


Is there a limit to how many credits I can receive?

No. As long as a student meets all eligiblity requirements and has all required documentation, MSOE will award all applicable credits. Note that we recommend checking with your post-secondary institution, as some institutions have limits to transfer credits.


I didn't use some of the credits I was awarded from MSOE, can I be reimbursed for those credits?

All awarded credit is nonrefundable, regardless of whether or not it was applied to a degree program.

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