IPR Parent Resources
First of all, the IPR staff thanks you for the support and encouragement you provide to your students. It is exciting to watch these young adults prepare to launch careers in the music and entertainment industry. We are sure you have many questions about IPR, life in the Minneapolis area, and your role as the parent of a college student. The information and contacts below should help you get the answers you need. Please feel free to contact us at any time.
IPR Quick Resource Guide
Main phone: Local: 612-375-1900. Toll-free: 1-866-477-4840
Business office: accounts and payments
Student services: housing, transportation, medical, parking, activities
Academic advising: student success plans, satisfactory academic progress, online learning
Registrar: Transcripts, enrollment confirmation, credit transfer
Course registration and attendance
Financial aid: FAFSA, Sallie Mae and SELF Loans, Federal Aid, GI Bill, MN State Grant and other financial assistance programs
Career services: part-time employment, internships, post-degree employment, career resources
Audio outlet and bookstore: Apple, ProTools and other industry standard gear, and of course, IPR clothing and gifts
School closing (It is very uncommon for IPR to close):
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records and defines parents' and students' rights regarding education records.
IPR Attendance Policy
- 100% attendance is expected. Success requires mastery of highly technical, detailed and concentrated material. Students will need all the information.
- 80% attendance is mandatory – a student who misses more than 20% in any one class will not pass that class. Students should not count on missing classes. That is a losing philosophy and the hour value differs. Miscalculations are likely. Just go to class.
- Missing class – it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor and get missed materials and assignments. This will aid in succeeding in the class.
- If IPR drops a student from a class, the student still pays for the class.
- If the class is required for the student’s program, it will need to be retaken and paid for again.
- When dropped from class for excessive absence, students receive a WI for a grade. This class will count as an attempt. Courses lost or dropped after the end of the ninth week (75%) of the quarter will receive an F for a grade.
- Class make-up – with instructor approval, it is possible to make up missed class sessions. A student should take action as soon as possible, if possible, before, any absence. This means the student should email the instructor before the absence if possible and ask for permission to make-up the class. If approved, the student must complete all paperwork and the make-up assignment within 1 ½ weeks of the absence. The student cannot, however, make up a class which puts the student over the 20% bench mark for missed attendance. It is crucial to act professionally and promptly. If you have questions, ask early.
Contact IPR to learn more
To schedule a visit to our campus, call 1-866-477-4840 or request more information. Those living out-of-area may qualify for a travel voucher to come visit our campus. Parents are always welcome.