Naviance: College Preparation
College success begins with college awareness. During these pivotal years, it’s important for students in middle school to know that college could one day be an option for them and ensure that high school is a productive time for college preparation.
Naviance helps middle school students to:
- Gain college awareness
- Explore college majors
- Learn about admission requirements
- Get excited about postsecondary education
Naviance: College Search Tools
Whether it’s matching colleges to a student’s career interests, or comparing admissions rates at a student’s top college choices, Naviance college planning tools allow students and families to make informed decisions. Students can also compare colleges and universities and explore scholarship opportunities. Check out the college search tools below:
SuperMatch™ & College Search Tools
When students are just beginning their college search process, it can be overwhelming and they may not know where to start. But with SuperMatch and other college search tools in Naviance, students can get matched from over 20 search criteria that will help them find colleges that are the right fit for them. Then, they can research the resulting schools and add them to their “Colleges I’m Thinking About” list.
Three lists of potential colleges to research are provided: “Colleges Looking for Students Like You,” “Colleges Other Students Like,” and “Colleges That Have Accepted Students Like You.”
This is an advanced search tool that enables students to create searches that focus on college criteria that is important to them, such as costs, campus surroundings, available majors, etc. Students can save college searches.
College Search Criteria:
Tuition and Fees
School Type (4-year or 2-year)
On Campus Housing
Public or Private
Great College Towns
Colleges I’m Thinking About List
As students complete their college research and find schools of interest, they can add them to the “Colleges I’m Thinking About” list in Family Connection.