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. Contact Admissions to get started and to let us know of your interest in attending a specific program.

2. Apply
A complete application must be submitted and includes the following components:

  • Complete application HERE
  • Current resume
  • Official educational transcript (high school or college) - If you are unable to access an official transcript due to COVID-related school closures, you may submit a Letter of Attestation which states 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. Complete an Admissions Interview

All students must complete an Admissions interview prior to acceptance. We want you to be successful and the interview is evaluative in determining your ability to succeed at IYRS. The interview is also factored into scholarships or grants for which you may be eligible that are funded by the school.  Email the Admissions team to schedule your interview here.

4. Acceptance Letter

If you are accepted to IYRS, you will receive an acceptance letter. 

5. Complete the FAFSA to be Eligible for Scholarships or Grants

Once you receive your acceptance letter, you must fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Financial Aid) and the IYRS Scholarship/Grant application if you wish to eligible for financial aid from the US federal government and/or from IYRS. 

If you do not provide a completed FAFSA application, IYRS cannot award you funding. US Veterans should consults with Jill Dubnansky, Student Services Manager, before filling out these forms to understand how awards might affect your Veteran's benefits.

See Financial Aid, Scholarship & Grant information here.

6. Sign Your Enrollment Agreement

Once you have been accepted, you will receive an Enrollment Agreement from IYRS. If you have completed the FAFSA and the IYRS Scholarship/Grant Application, you will also receive a Financial Aid Summary from IYRS showing both federal and IYRS financial awards. If you have not completed the FAFSA and the IYRS Scholarship/Grant application, you will still receive the Financial Aid Summary with the Enrollment Agreement but without any aid applied. 

7. 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.