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Project Lead the Way

University of the Cumberlands works with dual credit partners to establish program pathways that allow for seamless transition into specific University of the Cumberlands programs.  There are currently program pathways in the developmental stages with several participating high schools.

The University also matriculates credit from the Project Lead the Way Program for students participating in certified programs at their high schools.  For more information on Project Lead the Way credit, please visit the following page:

In order to increase the number of students interested in medical/clinical practice career pathways, as well as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career pathways, University of the Cumberlands (UC) will articulate courses offered through the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Programs in an effort to facilitate career pathways for students in pre-professional programs.

The University will award between 3-12 credit hours for any four qualifying PLTW courses.  For a course to be qualifying, it must have a credit exam at the end of the course.  These hours will transfer in as general elective credit upon high school graduation and matriculation to University of the Cumberlands. 

Criteria to obtain University credit include:

  • Graduation from a PLTW Certified secondary school
  • Completion of each PTLW course with an average of “B”
  • Scoring in the 6th stanine on the End-of-Course Exam
  • Enrollment in the University of the Cumberlands

Interested districts must:

  • Ensure that instructors have received initial and continuous training in the use of the Project Lead the Way curriculum and that the PLTW curriculum and assessment process are followed in the high school courses. 
  • Maintain Project Lead the Way program certification.
  • Provide the University’s Registrar office the grade from the final college credit exam, the student’s name, student identification number, address, and verification that the student has completed the courses with a grade of 80% or higher and scored six (6) or higher on the college credit exam at the end of the course.

Process for students to obtain the credit:

  • Student meet the above listed course criteria
  • Student must request credit articulation from University admissions counselor/registrar office
  • University request validation of documentation from high school official. 
  • Upon validation of documentation, the University Registrar assigns course credit to the transcript.  The credit will count as elective credit, but will not count in the student’s GPA.