NCAA OFFICIAL VISITS
This information is reprinted "word for word" from the official NCAA
In all sports other than Division I menís basketball, you can have one
expense-paid (official) visit to a particular campus beginning on the
opening day of classes of your senior year. In Division I menís
basketball, you may have official visits beginning on January 1 of
your junior year in high school. You may receive no more than five
such visits. This restriction applies even if you are being recruited
in more than one sport. You canít have an official visit unless you
have given the college your high-school (or college) academic
transcript and a score from a PSAT, an SAT, a PACT Plus or an ACT
taken on a national test date under national testing conditions.
Your academic transcript may be a photocopy of your official
high-school (or college) transcript. [Note: In this instance, the
Division I school may use the services of the Initial-Eligibility
Clearinghouse to validate your credentials.]
During your official visit (which may not exceed 48 hours), you may
receive round-trip transportation between your home (or high school)
and the campus, and you (and your parents) may receive meals, lodging
and complimentary admissions to campus athletics events. A coach may
only accompany you on your official visit when the transportation
occurs by automobile and all transportation occurs within the 48-hour
period. Meals provided to you (and/or your parents) on an official
visit may be provided either on or off the institution's campus.
The complimentary admissions you receive may provide you seating
only in the facility's general seating area. You may not be given
special seating (e.g., press box, bench area). In addition, a student
host may help you (and your family) become acquainted with campus life.
The host may spend $30 per day to cover all costs of entertaining you
(and your parents, legal guardians or spouse); however, the money
can't be used to purchase souvenirs such as T-shirts or other
college mementos. Additionally, during a campus visit, the school
may provide you with a student-athlete handbook.