College visits. In order to obtain permission for college visits in the senior year, the student must obtain a sign-out form from either the Deans' Office or the College Office. The student is expected to have this form signed and submitted within one week prior to the college visit. This form must be signed by all of the student's teachers, his or her coach, dorm supervisor, advisor and must finally be approved by one of the college counselors and Ms. Clements. If any aforementioned individuals have reservations about the student missing class, these reservations will be taken seriously by this office and may lead to a denial of the request by the College Office or the Dean's Office.
Students are encouraged to use the various vacation days and long weekends in the Fall and Winter terms to visit colleges. Excessive absences for college visits will not be approved and are certainly not in the best interest of the Peddie student.
Absences for testing. Those students missing classes for the SAT, ACT or TOEFL need to bring their registration ticket to the Deans' Office in order to be excused from classes on that day.
Meeting with college representatives. Seniors are encouraged to meet with colllege representatives when they visit each fall. However, if a senior has class during the time in which a rep visits, he or she must get permission to miss from the teacher of that class. Seniors should ask for this approval in person - not via email - as much in advance of the date as possible, and then remind the teacher a day or two before. In addition, seniors are responsible for all work missed, and are not excused from class when quizzes, tests, labs, etc. are being given. If missing class is not an option, students should email the rep about their interest. Also, seniors who have visited and interviewed at any school may be encouraged by their college counselors to "stop by" the meeting to say hello and then attend class. The admission officers as well as your teachers will appreciate both your courtesy and your diligence in getting to class!