College Credit

Wentworth Institute of Technology offers course equivalencies and credits from many Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate subject areas, including Project Lead the Way. Please consult the tables to determine the subject areas available to WIT students and minimum score requirements.

Advanced Placement (AP)

If the course equivalencies listed below are not required in the student's program, the student will receive credit for the required lower/prerequisite level course.

*Advanced Placement (AP) test scores of 3, 4, and 5 are accepted for credit unless otherwise noted. Students must request the AP course transcript to the Office of the Registrar. The office can be reached at either 617-989-4020 or ssc@wit.edu

AP Exam Title Score Credits WIT Equivalent Course
Art History Exam 3, 4, 5 4 HUMN3797 - AP Art History
Biology Exam 4, 5 4 BIOL1100 - AP Cell and Molecular Biology
Calculus AB 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1750 - AP Engineering Calculus I
*Calculus AB (Architecture and Construction Management majors only) 3, 4, 5 8 MATH1000 - AP College Mathematics & MATH 1500 - AP Precalculus
Calculus AB (Computer Information System majors only) 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1000 - AP College Mathematics
Calculus AB (Interior and Industrial Design Majors only) 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1020 - AP Plane and Solid Geometry
Calculus AB (Business Management majors only) 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1040 - AP Applied Math for Business
Calculus AB (Computer Networking majors only) 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1500 - AP Precalculus
Calculus BC 3, 4, 5 8 MATH1750 - AP Engineering Calculus I & MATH1850 AP Engineering Calculus II
**Calculus BC (Architecture and Construction Management majors only) 3, 4, 5 8 MATH1000 - AP College Mathematics & MATH 1500 AP Precalculus
Calculus BC (Computer Information System majors only) 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1000 - AP College Mathematics
Calculus BC (Interior and Industrial Design Majors only) 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1020 - AP Plane and Solid Geometry
Calculus BC (Business Management majors only) 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1040 - AP Applied Math for Business
Calculus AB (Computer Information System majors only) 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1000 - AP College Mathematics
Chemistry Exam 4, 5 4 CHEM1100 - AP Engineering Chemistry I
Chinese Language and Culture Exam 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Chinese Language and Culture
Comp Government and Politics 3, 4, 5 4 POLS3797 - AP Comp Gov't & Politics
Computer Science A 3, 4, 5 4 COMP1000 - AP Computer Science I
English Language and Comp 3, 4, 5 4 ENGL1100 - AP English I
English Literature and Comp 3, 4, 5 8 ENGL1100 - AP English I & LITR3797 - AP English Literature
Environmental Science 3, 4, 5 4 SCEL3797 - AP Science Elective
European History 3, 4, 5 4 HIST3797 - AP European History
French Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP French Language and Culture
German Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 – AP German Language and Culture
Human Geography Exam 3, 4, 5 4 SOCL3797 - AP Human Geography
Italian Language and Culture Exam 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Italian Language and Culture
Japanese Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Japanese Language and Culture
Latin 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Latin Language
Macroeconomics 3, 4, 5 4 ECON4152 - AP Macroeconomics
Microeconomics 3, 4, 5 4 ECON4154 - AP Microeconomics
Music Theory 3, 4, 5 4 HUMN3797 - AP Music Theory
Physics 1, Algebra Based 3, 4, 5 4 PHYS1000 - AP College Physics I
Physics C, Electricity & Magnetism 4, 5 4 PHYS1750 - AP Engineering Physics II
Physics C, Mechanics 4, 5 4 PHYS1250 - AP Engineering Physics I
Psychology 3, 4, 5 4 PSYC4100 - AP Introduction to Psychology
Spanish Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Spanish Language and Culture
Spanish Literature and Culture 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Spanish Literature and Culture
Statistics 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1030 - AP Statistics and Applications
Studio Art, 2-D Design 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
Studio Art, 3-D Design 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Studio Art: 3-D Design
Studio Art: Drawing 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Studio Art: Drawing
United States History 3, 4, 5 4 HIST3797 - AP US History
US Government and Politics 3, 4, 5 4 POLS4102 - AP American Government
World History 3, 4, 5 4 HIST3797 - AP World History

*Students who change majors to a program requiring Math 1750 Engineering Calculus I an AP credit adjustment will be made on their academic transcript: 4 credits for Math 1750 Engineering Calculus I and the 4 credits GNEL1xxx, General Elective will replace the lower level mathematics course (e.g. Math 1000 and Math 1500); an even exchange of credit.

**Students who change majors to a program requiring Math 1750 Engineering Calculus I the reallocation of AP credit will be made on their academic transcript: Math 1750 Engineering Calculus I , 4 credits, MATH 1850 Engineering Calculus II, 4 credits, which replaces the lower level mathematics courses (e.g. Math 1000 and Math 1500); an even exchange of credit.

International Baccalaureate Exams (IB)

The following is a list of acceptable examinations and Wentworth courses for which credit may be obtained. Scores of 5, 6, and 7 are acceptable for credit.

  • Mathematics Standard Level: MATH1750 - Engineering Calculus I
  • Physics: PHYS1000 - College Physics I
  • IB Humanity/Social Science courses will be considered equivalent if the incoming student places into ENGL1100.

* Regarding ECON4102 Principles of Economics Directed HSS requirements: If a student transfers both Microeconomics (ECON4154 Microeconomics) and Macroeconomics (ECON4102 Principles of Economics) the Directed ECON4102 Principles of Economics is completed plus four additional ECON credits. If a student transfers only ECON4152 Macroeconomics or ECON4154 Microeconomics and requires ECON4102 Principles of Economics, then that student must still complete ECON4102 Principles of Economics.

Project Lead the Way

As a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) partner, Wentworth will award college credit to first-time enrolled students who successfully complete select PLTW courses with a grade of “B” or higher and an end of course stanine test score of 6, 7, 8 or 9 in order to be considered for transfer credit.

PLTW courses and Wentworth equivalencies are outlined in the chart below:

PLTW Course  WIT Major (Abbreviation) Credits WIT Equivalent Course
Computer Science A Computer Science (BCOS) 4 COMP 1000 - Computer Science A
  Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) 4 COMP 1000 - Computer Science A or Technical Elective
  Engineering (BSEN) 4 COMP 1000 - Computer Science A or Minor Requirement
Introduction to Engineering Design Biological Engineering (BSBE) 4 Introduction to Engineering
  Engineering (BSEN) 4 Introduction to Engineering
  Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) 4 Introduction to Engineering
Principles of Engineering Biological Engineering (BSBE) 4 Introduction to Engineering
  Biomedical Engineering (BBME) 4 Introduction to Engineering​
  Civil Engineering (BSCE) 4 Introduction to Engineering
  Computer Engineering (BSCO) 8 Introduction to Engineering​
  Electrical Engineering (BSEE) 4 Introduction to Engineering
  Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) 4 Introduction to Engineering
  Engineering (BSEN) 4 Introduction to Engineering
  Mechanical Engineering (BSME) 4 Introduction to Engineering
Aerospace Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) 4 Technical or General Elective
  Engineering (BSEN) 4 Minor Course
Civil Engineering and Architecture Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) 4 General Elective
  Engineering (BSEN) 4 Minor Course
Environmental Sustainability Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) 4 Introduction to Engineering
  Engineering (BSEN) 4 Introduction to Engineering
  Biological Engineering (BSBE) 4 Introduction to Engineering

PLTW students who elect to be considered for Wentworth credit must submit an official final high school transcript reflecting the grade(s) of the PTLW course(s) and official end of course test results to:

Wentworth Institute of Technology
Registrar’s Office - PLTW Transfer Credit
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115