Guidelines for Campus Visits
- In general, students who live in the Northeast should not miss commitments in the winter and spring of the junior year for college visits. March break and spring long weekend provide ample opportunities for most students to visit colleges.
- Juniors should make every effort to visit colleges during the summer. Although most colleges are not in session, summer visits can help a student narrow the scope of schools to visit in the fall.
- Students are expected to use the two weekdays of fall long weekend for college visits, if needed.
- A student should not miss class to attend a college visit when the student is failing a class, having significant difficulty in it, and/or missing assignments in the class.
- A student should not miss class for a college visit when doing so would diminish the efforts of peers who are relying on that student's presence in class. (Example: group projects and presentations).
- Students should give teachers and coaches ample notice of college visits. Two weeks' notice to the Dean's Office is desirable, but one week's notice is the minimum expectation.
- Students attending athletic recruiting visits are strongly discouraged from missing Williston athletic commitments to do so. If a college coach is truly interested in a student, he or she will accommodate adjusting a proposed visit to honor the recruit's Williston commitments.
Please note: in some cases, missing a high school athletic commitment to take a Division I official visit can be an NCAA recruiting violation.