Introduction to Naviance
NAVIANCE is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals. Its comprehensive college and career planning solutions optimize student success, enhance school counselor productivity, and track results for school and district administrators.
Naviance helps students connect learning and life. Through self discovery and collaboration with parents, teachers and school counselors, Naviance enables students to find college and career pathways that are right for them. The process is as follows:
- Start by setting personalized goals, learn about your skills and interests, and explore career options based on those interests.
- Then search for colleges, apply for scholarships and track your admissions status.
- Finally, Naviance helps students plan a course of action to reach their goals, find resources to prepare academically, and discover their own path.
The CMIT Academy North School Counseling Office sends all college application materials (transcripts and letters of recommendation) electronically to colleges through Naviance. Counselors will review this, as well as other important components of the college application process, with all Seniors in their College Summit courses. Seniors are reminded that each college to which they apply will need an official high school transcript, regardless of how they apply.
How to Add Colleges to your Naviance Account
In order for colleges to receive Transcripts and Letters of Recommendations (as well as many other documents), students must add all college they are applying to onto their Naviance account. Please download “How To” guide Adding Colleges to Naviance if you need help adding their colleges to their Naviance account.
How to Add Recommenders to your Naviance Account
After speaking to your teachers in person, if they agree to write you a Letter of Recommendation, you need to send them a link via Naviance so that they can upload your letter(s) of recommendation. Please download the “How To” guide Adding Recommenders to Naviance if you need help sending Recommendation Requests through Naviance. Note: if your teacher does not have a Naviance account, please contact your School Counselor and they will add them.
How to Match your Common App and Naviance Accounts
If you are applying to any colleges via Common App, it is imperative that you match your Common App and Naviance Accounts. This is not a difficult process, but it does require students to follow a series of steps. For a help connecting your accounts, please download the “How To” guide Matching Naviance to Common App.
PGCPS is implementing Naviance at schools district wide in order to ensure that everyone in our school graduates ready for college and careers in a global society. To do this, every student has a number of activities that they are expected to complete by the end of each school year. If you would like to know what to expect, feel free to download the PGCPS Scope and Sequence document.
Naviance Quick Guides
Please use these Quick Guides below if you need help getting to various items within Naviance.