Student Portal access
This portal is used for scheduling driving lessons, updating phone, address and email information and viewing your current status with EDI. See video tutorial below to learn how to log in and schedule.
A couple important things to know before scheduling:
1) All lesson cancellations must be done via student portal outside of 48 hours to avoid fee.
2) Driving lessons must be a minimum of 30 days apart and must be completed within your contract.
3) Pickup/drop-offs are defined by location. Click on link to the left for more information.
4) Cancellation due to weather - If you do not hear from the instructor then consider the lesson to be
on. We live in MN, so driving in bad weather is all part of the experience :)
5) Stay on track with you recommended training months keeping mind your expiration date.
If you have a last minute issue about your driving lesson (pickup, drop-off change, running late, etc) please contact the instructor directly by clicking on the instructor tab in green as our office is not always staffed. All other corresponding should directly to our office (Janet). 507-993-2708.
Be sure to check out the Driver's Den for training videos, tips, parking-station location and more. A great tool for new drivers. For 2020, we added a Road Test Exam Prep page!
Check Here for Regular Updates on Scheduling or Conditions.
September 24th, 2020 UPDATE
Our October Time Slots for Rochester are Currently Full. This usually happens when students are signing up outside of their recommended training months. We are training two new instructors for the fall/winter season to help with demand. I feel confident we'll be adding more time slots for Oct within the next couple of weeks, however the State is not running at full capacity so it's delaying our ability to get our instructors licensed. If you have an immediate need for a lesson due to a contract issue or pending state road test, please feel free to fill out the Wait-list form and if a cancellation opens we will contact you. Please read over
information below to help us keep our schedule balanced for all students.
Stay on track with Driving lesson! We have a recommended schedule for students to follow to help manage the flow of lessons as well as keep a consistent schedule in place for learning. When you go outside those months and schedule a lesson, you are now using a time slot meant for another student. Please help EDI help you by staying on track and being prepared for your lessons. Winter is coming and is usually the season we stay in doors and avoid driving, however this is the time they need to learn! As the colder season approaches, practice practice practice and always assume your lesson is going to happen even if weather is poor. Instructors will call and cancel if they feel it is unsafe to drive.
Driving Lesson Survey: After each driving lesson you should receive an email with a link to write a review on the lesson. If you did not you can use the green button above to do the survey. This helps us to make sure we are meeting the needs of our students & Parents!
Pickup & Drop Off Fee is going up starting January 1st. $10 pickup and $10 drop off, ($20). With business costs going up each year, and the fact that we have been taking a loss by offering this service for the last 10 years, we are choosing to raise this fee instead of raising our Class Tuition cost. We still want the Pickup Option Available to our students (and we are still cheaper than Uber ;) Please note after Jan 1st, this will be the new fee.
REMINDER - The EDI parent class you attended IS NOT the State Supplemental Parent Course to reduce your training hours. We still get requests for a certificate of attendance every so often so this is a reminder we are expecting 50 plus hours logged.
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Tutorial - How to sign up for lessons
Did you Know?
EDI students are the lowest risk teen drivers in MN? We see some amazing driver's come out of this program because they are committed to becoming their best. EDI provides a solid foundation of knowledge for teens through classroom and road training.
However the truth is, the integrity of the structure on top of the foundation we build is decided by the commitment and involvement of parents. We see the best as well as many struggling students because they are not getting the practice and training needed. We need a solid partnership with parents and teens to create something that will withstand the many challenges ahead. Please use this time wisely and prioritize driving practice.