Official and Unofficial Visits

Once you have narrowed down your list of potential schools it is important to go and visit them. Visiting a college campus is a very important part of the recruiting process. It will help give you a good sense of what campus life is like at the school. It will shed some light on the atmosphere academically and athletically.


  1. Making unofficial visits expresses to the coach your sincere interest in their program.
  2. If you think you may like a certain school, visit it - don't hold out for an official visit. You may not be offered one.
  3. Don't wait for the coach to invite you. Take the initiative.

Unofficial Visits

  • Unofficial visits are at your own expense
  • You may visit a school as often as you like
  • You may visit as many schools as you like
  • It is best to make these visits in your Sophomore Year (Gr. 10) – top recruits may have to start sooner
  • Call the college coach to get a tour and a meeting set up

Official Visits

  • Official visits are paid for by the college
  • Official visits can not occur until after classes begin in your Sr. year
  • The visit can last no longer than 48 hours
  • Division I prospects are allowed up to five official visits - no more than one per school
  • Division II or III prospects have no limits on number of official visits - no more than one per school
  • Communicate with the coach to try and set up these visits