College Representatives typically visit Hartland High School twice a year, in the fall and again in the spring. Students are encouraged to sign up to see the representatives of colleges that interest them in order to learn more information about the colleges' programs and life on campus. Students must sign up in the career center at least 24 hours in advance of the college visit in order to see the presentation. Students who are signed up will have passes delivered to the classroom teacher so they can be excused from class.
Students are strongly encouraged to visit the campuses of schools that they consider attending. A college visit is crucial step in the college planning process, and usually helps the students narrow down which schools they are serious about applying to. Hartland High School Counselors recommend that students visit colleges during a time when the college campus is active, and classes are taking place. This will give the students the best idea of what attending a specific school might be like. Generally, students are visiting colleges during their junior year of high school in order to narrow down college choices to the ones that they plan on applying to. It is recommended that students plan their visits in advance through the individual college admissions departments. Some visits may be one on one appointments, and other times colleges will have large scale programs which include all sorts of activities. Always schedule the visit ahead of time, and plan ahead with current teachers to make up any school work that was missed.
Students who attend a college visit can have their absence from Hartland High School counted as "school related" as long as they return with a letter on college letterhead stating that they visited campus on a specified date. This letter needs to be from an admissions representative, and needs to be turned in the first day of school following the visit. Upon receipt of this letter, the student’s attendance record will be changed from an "absence" to a "school related" absence. This process keeps the absence from being counted towards the students' nine allowed absences in a given semester.