Naviance

 

Logging into Naviance Student

  1. Start at calschools.org
  2. Choose Caledonia High School
  3. Scroll to the Parents and Students Links icon and select Naviance 
  4. Login
    • IF you have NOT set up an account: 
      • Request a registration code from your counselor
      • Click “I Need to Register” and use the registration code provided
      • Students should register using their School Email address
      • Parents register with any email address & password they wish to use
      • Read and accept the privacy statement to move on

Video DocumentLogin to Naviance Student

Create an Academic Resume

You should provide a copy of your resume to each adult that is writing recommendations on your behalf during this school year. A recommendation writer wants to be able to highlight some of your accomplishments on their letters, and providing a copy of your resume will enable them to show those details.

A well-written resume creates the advantage you may need to gain admission to your college of choice and to win significant scholarships.

1. Start at Caledonia's Naviance Student page
2. Click on About Me --> Documents and Notes --> Resume
3. Add/Update your sections by clicking the "+" sign
4. Enter the desired information, and click "Add"

 

Each year, you should login to Naviance and complete the following tasks:

  • Update Profile/Email address
  • Create Academic SMART goal
  • Create Personal SMART goal
  • Check Career Cluster/check 2 Careers
  • Add at least 1 college to Colleges I’m Thinking About
  • Update Resume with Academics, Athletics, and other Activities

Video DocumentSTU TUBE Creating Goals in Naviance

Search for Colleges

  1. Login to Naviance STUDENT
  2. Click on the “Colleges” tab and select “College Home”
  3. Add colleges that interest you by:
    • Entering the name of the college in the “Type a college name” box
    • Click “Search”
    • OR use a “Find Your Fit” tool, such as “SuperMatch” 
  4. Return to the “Colleges” tab
  5. Select “Colleges I’m Thinking About” to view the colleges that have been added.

Video DocumentSTU TUBE Basic College Search in Naviance

​Apply to Colleges

When you are ready to apply to a school:

  1. Click the box next to the school(s) you’re applying to and click “Move to Application List”
    • Select preferred application deadline
    • Select the type of application
    • Check the appropriate boxes
    • Click “Add Application”
  2. Return to the Colleges tab and select “Colleges I’m Applying To”
    • IF you have NOT yet matched your Common App account with Naviance, do so now (unless you are absolutely sure you will not be applying to any colleges via Common App) by clicking “Match Accounts”
      • Enter your username and password to sign in
      • OR create an account using your personal email address
      • Read the disclaimer, check “I agree” and click “Connect”
  3. Return to “Colleges I’m Applying To” in Naviance 
    • Update the following criteria by clicking the pencil in the Edit column.
      • If you’ve submitted your application, and how
        • “Direct to the Institution” - using the college’s application
        • “Common App” - using the Common Application
    • *IMPORTANT* The Result: accepted, denied, withdrawn, etc.

College Acceptance Follow-Up

  1. Once you have decided on the college you’re attending:
    • Return to the “Colleges I’m Applying To”
    • Scroll down to “Colleges that I’m Attending”
    • Using the pull-down menu, select the school you have chosen (congrats!)

Login and Check College List

  1. Start at calschools.org
  2. Choose Caledonia High School
  3. Select Naviance from the quick links for Students and Parents section
  4. Enter your School Email address and School ID as the password and click “Login”
  5. Click on “Colleges” and scroll down to “Colleges I’m Applying To”
  6. Click “+Add to this List”
    • IF you haven’t already added the school:
      • Search for it by clicking “lookup” 
      • Enter the school name and click “Go”
    • IF you are applying via Common App, you will first need to match your account with Naviance (see below)

Transcript & Test Score Request

  1. Click the box next to the college(s) you are requesting a transcript for
  2. Select the “+ Request Transcripts” at the top
  3. Select “Initial Transcript” in the fall/winter/spring, “Final” transcript in May
  4. Indicate whether you’d like your unofficial SAT and/or ACT Test Scores included
  5. Click “Request and Finish”
  6. You can see the institutions you’ve requested transcripts for (or request additional transcripts) by clicking “Manage Transcripts” listed under the “Colleges” tab

Video DocumentSTUTUBE Requesting Transcripts

Letter of Recommendation Request

Some colleges require that letters of recommendation be submitted with your application. To add a request:

  1. Click on the Colleges tab and select “Letters of Recommendation”
  2. Click “Add Request”
  3. Select your teacher by pulling down the arrow (be sure you’ve discussed this with them before doing so!) If you can’t find your teacher, please contact them asap and/or let your counselor know
  4. Select whether you’d like the letter to be sent to specific colleges, or all of your current and future applications.
  5. Add a personal note to the teacher(s), if desired
  6. Click “Submit Request”

Video DocumentSTU TUBE Requesting Letters of Recommendation

  1. Login to Naviance STUDENT
  2. Click on the “Colleges” tab and select “Colleges I’m Applying To”
    • IF you have NOT yet matched your Common App account with Naviance, do so now (unless you are absolutely sure you will not be applying to any colleges via Common App) by clicking “Match Accounts”
      • Enter your username and password to sign in
      • OR create an account using your personal email address
      • Read the disclaimer, check “I agree” and click “Connect”

Video DocumentSTU TUBE Common App Match