Admissions Checklist

Now that you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and hit the shop floor, it’s time to take that next step in making the IYRS experience your reality. Our Admissions team is here to guide you through the process and answer your questions. 

1. Contact Admissions 
The Admissions team is here to assist, answer your questions, and connect you to helpful resources that will inform your decision to attend IYRS. Contact anyone on the Admissions team to get started.

2. Apply to IYRS
A complete application to the program of your choice includes the following required components:

  • Complete application  
  • Current resume
  • Official educational transcript (high school or college) - If you are unable to access an official transcript due to widespread school closures, you may submit a Letter of Attestation which attests that you have earned the minimum credentials required for admissions to IYRS. Contact Nora Meah at to use this method.  
  • 2 references or letters of recommendation (work or academic references only) 

3. Apply for Financial Aid
Once you’re ready to invest in yourself and your passion, IYRS is ready to help you finance and afford your education.  IYRS offers a number of financial aid sources and opportunities to pursue including Rhode Island state grants, federal Pell Grants, federal loans, alternative loan services, and veterans benefits. See Financial Aid, Scholarship & Grant information here.

4. Apply for Scholarships
IYRS offers a variety of scholarship opportunities annually for all of our programs. Scholarships are earned based on a combination of demonstrated merit and need. See Financial Aid, Scholarship & Grant information here.

5. Experience IYRS at an Open House
There’s no better way to understand what the IYRS experience has to offer other than experiencing it for yourself. Come explore our three acre waterfront campus in the heart of downtown Newport, and meet our students, staff and faculty. Check out our Admissions Events here

6. Schedule a Personal Tour 
Schedule a campus tour and experience our programs and facilities firsthand with a knowledgeable admissions representative. We would love to welcome you to the IYRS campus. Contact our Admissions team to schedule via email or at 401.848.5777 x203.