What to Know Before Taking an Official Visit

Get better at the sports you play and the life you lead at STACK. Improve your training, nutrition and lifestyle with daily

You only have 48 hours to kick it on campus during an official visit. Here are three NCAA rules to know before you get up and go. 

Do I have to fork over the dough to get to campus? Not if you're heading to a D-I school. It can pay for round-trip coach-class airfare. If you choose to take a road trip instead, the school can cover your travel expenses. Don't expect limo or helicopter service at any point though; such transportation is prohibited.

Can I attend a home game during my visit? Yes. In fact, D-I and -II schools can give you up to three complimentary tickets for you and your folks/legal guardian to attend a home athletic event. However, forget about hanging out in the press box or warming the bench with the team—you can only watch from general seating.

Read More >>

You only have 48 hours to kick it on campus during an official visit. Here are three NCAA rules to know before you get up and go. 

Do I have to fork over the dough to get to campus?
Not if you're heading to a D-I school. It can pay for round-trip coach-class airfare. If you choose to take a road trip instead, the school can cover your travel expenses. Don't expect limo or helicopter service at any point though; such transportation is prohibited.

Can I attend a home game during my visit?
Yes. In fact, D-I and -II schools can give you up to three complimentary tickets for you and your folks/legal guardian to attend a home athletic event. However, forget about hanging out in the press box or warming the bench with the team—you can only watch from general seating.

Am I allowed to receive money from the school during my visit?
Bring your wallet when you go on official visits, because it's against NCAA rules for a school to provide you with cash for entertainment purposes.


Photo Credit: Getty Images // Thinkstock

Topics: COACH | BENCH | PRESS