Thank you for your interest in the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems (RESS) Programs!
Applying to the iMPS-RESS Program
To apply to the iMPS-RESS degree program, follow the instructions on the Penn State Online / World Campus website. Questions about the application process can be directed to Program Assistant Noelle Capparelle.
The iMPS-RESS Admissions Process
Applications are reviewed three times each year. Your degree application, including receipt of all transcripts, must be received by the following deadlines in order to be considered - if you need an early decision on your application, please contact Program Assistant Noelle Capparelle to let us know.
- Fall Semester Deadline: May 20
Decisions Announced By: July 1
- Summer Semester Deadline: February 20
Decisions announced By: April 1
- Spring Semester Deadline: October 20
Decision Announced By: November 15
If we receive your application after the deadline, we will automatically consider you for the next semester.
Applications are evaluated by the iMPS-RESS Admissions Committee based on the applicants’ technical qualifications for the program relative to their area of interest, their previous educational experience, and English Language proficiency. In general, successful applicants are expected to have earned a junior/senior grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a marginal record are encouraged to first complete a related Graduate Certificate before applying for admission to the iMPS-RESS program. Exemplary performance in the graduate certificate will be taken into consideration for possible admission into the iMPS-RESS program, but completion of a certificate does not imply or guarantee admission into a degree program.