Begin your IYRS experience today. 

IYRS programs are small by design. IYRS offers rolling admissions and we suggest that you apply as early as possible for your desired program and term. As programs fill, applicants will be assigned to a waitlist or may defer to a future term. Scholarships and grants are available to all qualified students and are awarded on a first come, first served basis.


The application process
We are thrilled you may be considering IYRS School of Technology & Trades as a next step toward your future. Our application steps are detailed below. We look forward to getting to know you!

1. Say hello 
Our admissions team is here to help you through the entire process. Send us a message to introduce yourself, and let us know if you have any questions. You can set up a chat with admissionsrequest a tour or email Admissions at

2. Create your account and apply
Once you establish your account, you may submit application and recommendation materials and track your admissions progress.  It is perfectly fine to send the additional materials later to complete your file if you need to.  The admissions team will help guide you through the entire process!
To create your account and apply, please click here 

3. Schedule your interview
This is one of the important steps that allows you to learn about IYRS, and for us to learn more about you! Once you are in the Blackbaud portal, there will be a link in your application checklist to schedule your interview.

4. Receive your admission decision
IYRS programs are small by design. IYRS makes its admissions decisions on a rolling basis, and we suggest you apply as early as possible for your desired program and term. Once your application checklist is complete, the admissions committee will review your file and send you an admissions decision through your portal. As programs fill, applicants will be assigned to a waitlist or may defer to a future term.  

5. Explore financial aid and scholarship options 
You can explore options for financial aid and scholarships, including federal loans & grants, IYRS need-based and merit scholarships, and outside scholarships. Please click here to explore financial aid and scholarship options.

6. Enroll and attend
We look forward to welcoming you to campus for student orientation! 

We host new student orientation in the fall for each of our four programs (Boatbuilding, Composites Technology, Digital Modeling & Fabrication, Marine Systems). We also welcome new Marine Systems students in the Spring as the 6-month program runs twice a year.