2Welcome to NavianceNaviance is a web-based resource for students and parents that encourages and supports post high school career and college planningFamily Connection is specific to our schoolFamily Connection is linked with Naviance Succeed, a service that is used in College CounselingWe have been using Naviance since 2006 in our office. It is an excellent personalized resource tool to help you and your daughter with the college process. It is a valuable resource because it contains school specific data.You can use it for career, college and success planning.I am going to briefly introduce to you some features of the program tonight. We hope you take the time to explore the many other helpful features, it is very user friendlyIf your daughters are curious, show it to them, if not, it’s perfectly fine to leave it alone till next semester as we will not formally introduce this program to juniors until January.
3How Can I Use It? Career Planning College Planning Success Planning Interest Inventory, Personality Inventory, Resume BuildingCollege PlanningCollege Search, Application Process, College Major Exploration, Scholarship/Financial Aid ResourcesSuccess PlanningPersonalized Goals and Tasks, Journal Entries, Student Planner
4Getting StartedHave your personal registration code available for first time loginLink is on the College Counseling homepage (quick link from MMA website)We have given each of you a piece of paper with your individualized password as well as a quick reference sheet on how to navigate to Naviance’s Family Connection. I will also post these slides on our website for future reference.Keep in mind, each students information is totally password protected, so no other student or family will be able to view your daughter’s personal pages.Parents and students will have their OWN passwords. Mrs. Roby and I will have access to our counselee’s pages, as they relate to college counseling.There is a link to Naviance on the CC webpage.
5Click on “I need to register” Click on this to register
7Be sure to put in your personal information Be sure to put in your personal information. Parents/guardians will have their own account.Use an that you use for MMA and a password that you will remember!
8Click on “colleges” or “career” tabs to explore Testing linksOnce you complete the registration process you will come to the welcome page.Note the testing links on the left and the Open house/information sessions from our office on the rightYou may click on the colleges or careers tab to explore. Let’s look at the colleges tab.Open House and Info Sessions received by our office
9Create a list of potential colleges here 2 college search featuresSee admissions results for past MMA students in graph formatFrom the colleges page you can create a list of potential collegesThere are 2 different college search featuresYou can view specific information about an individual college with the college lookup featureWith scattergrams you can see admissions results for past MMA students in graph format. This is a popular tool in our college planning.Specific information about individual collegesLists any programs sent to our office
10Let’s look at our pretend junior, Ima Fake. Ima has a 3 Let’s look at our pretend junior, Ima Fake. Ima has a 3.34 GPA and 1080 SAT (math and critical reading)Ima has entered some colleges she is considering: La Salle, Manhattan, Pitt, SJU and Temple. Using the compare me feature, she can see how her GPA and standardized test scores compare to accepted averages of past MMA students who applied to these schools.You can see that Pitt SJU and Temple are Red) and LaSalle and Manhattan -Green) which indicates that Ima is below the accepted average for MMA students at Pitt, SJU and Temple and above the average for LaSalle and Manhattan. This does not mean she will not be accepted at the “red” schools, nor does it mean that she will definitely be accepted at the “green schools”. It gives a rough idea o where Ima stands in comparison to past MMA applicants. Let’s look further in this using the“College Lookup ” feature for TempleThe green numbers indicate that Ima is above the accepted average for MMA students, while the red numbers indicate that she falls below the average. The green or red do not guarantee that you will be accepted or denied. They give a rough idea of where your daughter stands in comparison to past MMA applicants.
11The red circle shows where the student fits in graph Graph (aka scattergram) – Shows average SAT and GPA and how MMA Students in the past 3 years have fared. Let’s look at this for Temple. Ima fits into this graph where the red circle is. You can see that while she is below the accepted average, there are many MMA students with a similar profile to her that have been accepted at Temple.I’ve tried to highlight some of the most important and useful features tonight, but there are many more for you to explore. Be sure to look at the handout you received for explanations of the many other features available to aid you in the college search process.
12“Visit Website” – which links you to the college’s website. Lists the top 10 application overlaps for this school from MMA students the past 3 yearsApplication outcomesWith GPA & test scoresLinks to college websiteShows scattergramFrom this page you can you can access a lot of information about Temple. Some features include:“Visit Website” – which links you to the college’s website.School Stats for MMA – shows application outcomes with GPA and test scoresApplication history of MMA students in the past 5 yearsGraph (aka scattergram) – Shows average SAT and GPA and how MMA Students in the past 3 years have fared. Let’s look at this for Temple.
13One last slide I would like to show and encourage you to explore is the College counseling page on the MMA WebsiteYou can access is from the Quick Links or the academics tab.College CounselingWhat’s New in College Counseling – updates from our office /Contact Information for the officeThere are several links on the left created by Margery and I to aid you in this process:Useful LinksMore detailed testing informationInfo for student athletesA suggested timeline for The College ProcessThe College Search guideActive links for theCommon ApplicationSchool Profile (sent with every application)Naviance (Login)Updates