Change in Indiana State Law:
The thirty (30) hours of classroom are usually done in two (2) and three (3) hour blocks of time. The BMV requires students to complete all 30 hours of classroom study. All missed classes must be made up. The BMV mandates that students make up the same numbered class that is missed. For example, if the student misses class number #3, the student must make up class number #3. Students are to attend class at the same time each day. Students are not to switch to a class offered at another time. Students are not to be late for the start of a classroom session. Students need to make arrangements to be picked up immediately at the end of each classroom session.
Note: There is a $50.00 transfer fee for students who switch from our in-class course to our online course with less than 72 hours notice prior to the originally scheduled class.
The driving portion of the program consists of six (6), one hour lessons. These lessons are done outside of the classroom times. Scheduling of the private driving lessons is done on a “first come, first serve” basis. Students must have their permits from the BMV prior to scheduling driving lessons. Additionally, students must have their permits with them each time they drive. We will not take a student out for driving without the permit. Due to the state-wide shortage of licensed instructors, many times the driving lessons will not be completed during the weeks of the classroom training. The driving lessons begin and end at the driving school. Students must wear secured shoes for driving lessons. Students are not to wear “flip flops,” loose sandals, or high platform shoes for driving appointments.
Once a student schedules his/her actual in-car lessons, these lessons are firm. We require that all cancellations and changes of driving appointments be made at least 24 hours prior to the start of a scheduled lesson. Should we not receive at least a 24 hour notice, there will be a $30.00 “no show” or “late cancellation” fee. (This policy is not a negotiable item.) Note: Students who fail to bring the permit with them for the driving appointments will be charged a “cancellation” fee since we will not drive students without a permit.
*Please visit the New Palestine page for information on scheduling drives at New Palestine High School or Mt. Vernon High School.
The fifty dollar ($50) deposit is not refundable; however, it is transferable to any open class for the six months following the date of the originally scheduled class. (If the originally scheduled class is cancelled by the driving school, the deposit is refundable.) If a student has obtained a C.D.E. form from us, no refunds will be issued until the C.D.E. form or permit is returned to us. If the student has already obtained the permit, the student's information will be sent to the BMV and the permit will be null and void. If a student withdraws after starting the actual in-car instruction, refunds will be prorated.
Completing the Course
We ask that the student complete the course within one hundred twenty (120) days from the start of the class. If the student does not complete within the one hundred twenty (120) day period and there are any fee increases, the student will need to pay the increase.