Salve Regina, IYRS ink articulation agreement
Salve Regina and the IYRS School of Technology and Trades 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 the University.
IYRS students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher are eligible to apply for admission to Salve Regina and transfer as many as 17 elective credits from the composites technology program, 17 elective credits from the marine systems program or 37 credits from the 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.”
“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 Regina 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.”