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Keeping Parents Connected

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IPR for Parents

Thank 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. 

IPR helps parents of children who want to attend IPR, providing information on the admissions process, financial aid options, tuition and fees, policies and student life in Minneapolis:

And later, the job search 

As a parent, chances are you are concerned about whether your child will have employment opportunities upon graduation. Good news: the music and entertainment business is alive and thriving. Although we cannot guarantee employment, our career services department is here to help students take advantage of job opportunities in a variety of career fields in this industry.  

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.  

Visit campus or schedule an over-the-phone interview 

Live nearby? Come visit our campus with your son or daughter. Not as conveniently located?  We will set up an over-the-phone interview to discuss your interests and skills. You can also call us anytime we’re happy to answer any questions. Reach us toll-free at 1-866-477-4840 or request more information. 

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