Family Connection by Naviance
Family Connection by Naviance is a comprehensive website that students and parents can use as a tool in planning for college. It is a web-based program designed to improve college and career planning and is a place to organize personal data, lay out a game plan, maintain a list of prospective colleges, and track the application process.
While we anticipate heaviest usage of this program among our juniors and seniors, many of our younger students and their parents will find this tool to be helpful in longer-term planning.
Features to Explore:
Career Tab – “Personality type – Do What You Are” assessment and “Career Interest Profiler” -Students can match their personality and interests to specific careers and get valuable information regarding job descriptions, salaries, job outlook, education needed, and more.
College Tab – “College Lookup” – type in the name of a college and receive comprehensive information on admissions information, academics, cost, financial aid available, athletic programs, extracurricular offerings, as well as a link to each college’s own website. “College Search” – enter criteria such as size, location, cost, majors, etc., and a list of potential matches will be generated. “Acceptance History” – This feature shows all colleges to which RD students have been accepted, as well as the number of students enrolled at each school. “Scatter grams” – a graphical view of application outcomes (accepted, denied, waitlisted) at a college for recent RD applicants using GPA and SAT scores. Students can gauge their chances of acceptance by comparing personal GPA/SAT numbers with those displayed. “College Overlap” – Students can see up to 10 more schools that are similar to the ones they are thinking about applying to. “College Visit Schedule” – Students can click on Visit Schedule to see a list of scheduled visits by college representatives. Sign-ups still need to be done through the Career Resource Center. Under “My Colleges”, seniors can organize applications and track deadlines.
Other resources provided by Family Connections are links to useful websites relating to financial aid, test preparation, NCAA eligibility, etc. Naviance also allows students to create a resume, communicate with their counselor and receive emails from the Guidance Department.To access Family Connection by Naviance, click on the link below.