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Naviance Senior Instructions

NAVIANCE SENIOR INSTRUCTIONS

Disclaimer: College and scholarship applications have deadlines! It is your responsibility to be aware of all deadlines and to submit your materials in a timely matter. Get your transcript/rec letter requests in at least 2 weeks in advance to insure delivery.


COMMON APP ACCOUNT MATCHING

In order for Counselors and Teachers to submit your college materials (transcripts, rec letters) electronically, you must complete the following to match your Naviance and Common App accounts:

1. Login to Naviance at http://cps.edu/Pages/naviance.aspx
a. Same login credential as CPS Google

2. Complete “Common App Account Matching.” (Red text box) in “Colleges I’m Applying To”
a. In order to match your Naviance and Common App accounts, you need to do the following:
Step 1 – Create a Common App account at www.commonapp.org
Step 2 – Add colleges under “My Colleges” tab
Step 3 – Click on “Common App” tab, go to “Education” section, and complete “Current or Most Recent High School”
Step 4 – Go to “My Colleges” tab, select “Recommenders & FERPA,” and click on “Release Authorization
Step 5 – Sign the CA FERPA Waiver & Authorization
b. Once you match accounts, your FERPA status can no longer be changed and you cannot unmatch your account.
c. Tips to successfully match accounts:
    • Make sure you enter the email address that you chose for your Common App account.
    • Make sure your last name matches on your Naviance profile and your Common App account.
    • Make sure your first name or date of birth matches on your Naviance profile and your Common App account.
3. Enter ALL “Colleges You Are Applying To” in Naviance. 

Common App schools will automatically sync with Naviance after you Match Accounts.  Be sure you also add colleges you are applying Direct to the Institution.

a.       Click the + icon in “Colleges I’m Applying To”

b.       Indicate Which college you are applying to?

c.       Select the App Type (Regular Decision, Early Decision, Early Action, Priority, Rolling)

d.       Select how I’ll submit my application (Via Common App or Direct to the Institution)


4. ** If you update your college list after telling your Counselor and/or Teacher where you are applying, you MUST talk with them about also submitting letters to the schools you have added. Otherwise, the newly added schools may not receive your teacher and/or counselor letter of recommendation.



HOW TO REQUEST OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

For College Applications, Scholarships, Athletics, and NCAA: 

1. Complete the “College Application Materials Request Form.” You can obtain a copy in the College & Career Center or CLICK HERE to download

2. Bring the “College Application Materials Request Form” form to your Counselor who will send your transcript electronically via Naviance. 

3. Allow your Counselor at least 2 weeks for completion. 



HOW TO REQUEST TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Be sure to ask your teacher in person if they are willing to write a recommendation. Submitting a request through Naviance is not sufficient enough to obtain a recommendation. Then follow these procedures:

For College Applications:

1. In Naviance, select “College Home," then “Letters of Recommendation

2. Select “Add Request”

3. Select the teacher(s) from whom you would like a recommendation, add a personal note, and then select “Submit Request”

a. Be sure to select “All current and future colleges I add to my Colleges I'm Applying To list”
b. Teacher receives an automatic email notification of your request

4. Complete your “Senior Info Sheet” or "Resume" in Naviance (under Surveys in "About Me” tab).

a. This helps your teacher write your letter of recommendation

5. Allow your teacher at least 2 weeks for completion.

For Scholarship Applications:

1. Register your teacher’s email in your scholarship account and your teacher will receive the notification.

2. If a paper copy is required, please ask your teacher to print out your recommendation letter.




HOW TO REQUEST COUNSELOR RECOMMENDATIONS

1. Complete your “Senior Info Sheet” or “Resume” on Naviance under the “About Me” tab.

2. On the “College Application Materials Request Form,” check off that you need a counselor recommendation and give to your Counselor. You can obtain a copy in the College & Career Center or CLICK HERE to download.

3. Allow your Counselor at least 2 weeks for completion.



HOW TO SEND SAT/ACT SCORE REPORTS

*If you did not include a college when you registered for the SAT/ACT, then you must send out an official score report.  
**Test scores are NOT included on transcripts.  Lane does NOT send out scores reports to colleges via email, fax, or mail; you must submit via the test center.  

1. ACT Score Reportwww.ACT.org
      • $13/score report – 20 free reports if eligible for fee waiver 
2. SAT Score Reportwww.SAT.org
      • $12/score report – unlimited free reports if eligible for fee waiver



HOW TO REQUEST COLLEGE APPLICATION FEE WAIVERS

*College Application fee waivers are available to students who are on free/reduced lunch.

1. Common App fee waivers are sent electronically.
      • Complete the “Common App Waiver” section in your Common App account (under Common App tab) 
2. All other college application fee waivers are requested through your Counselor in person.



HOW TO REQUEST ACT/SAT FEE WAIVERS 

*ACT & SAT Application fee waivers are available to Juniors and Seniors who are on free/reduced lunch. See Ms. Velazquez at the front desk of Room 212 for a fee waiver.



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