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Articulation agreement enables IYRS students to transfer credits to Salve Regina

IYRS School of Technology & Trade and Salve Regina University have entered into an articulation agreement whereby IYRS students who wish to complete their bachelor’s degree can transfer elective credits into any undergraduate program offered at Salve Regina’s Newport campus or at the Center for Adult Education in Warwick.

IYRS students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher are eligible to apply for admission to Salve Regina and transfer as many as 17 elective credits from their Composites Technology Program, 17 elective credits from their Marine Systems Program, or 37 credits from their Boatbuilding and Restoration Program.

“Many of our younger students want options for the future,” said Mike Cameron, admissions director at IYRS. “This agreement allows them to pursue their passion for working through their hands or through technology, and at the same time provides a broader foundation for a rich future of options.”

IYRS, located on Thames Street in downtown Newport and Salve Regina, located in the Bellevue Avenue/Ochre Point neighborhood, both feature historic campuses within walking distance and both institutions share a deep heritage and community support network.

“This is a major step forward in the growing partnership between Salve Regina and IYRS,” said Scott Zeman, Salve Regina’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. “We are profoundly grateful for the partnership and will continue to work together on a variety of other exciting initiatives.”

Terry Nathan, IYRS president, said the agreement provides still more validation that though IYRS remains focused on experiential education, there is strong growing support for this brand of learning in the education community at large. He said IYRS and Salve are continuing discussions about other possible collaborations as well.

“Newport is all about boats and buildings,” Nathan said. “The histories of both our schools have an extraordinary environment to harvest. For our respective areas of study, who would not want to be part of the community? It is no exaggeration to say that this place has unique qualities and educational opportunities.”