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Naviance: College Preparation

Naviance: College Preparation

College success begins with college awareness. During these pivotal years, it’s important for students in 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 students:

  • Gain college awareness
  • Explore college majors
  • Learn about admission requirements
  • Explore personal strengths and how they align with college majors/career interests
  • 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.


College Match

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.”


College Search

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:

Test Scores
Tuition and Fees
School Type (4-year or 2-year)
School Size
On Campus Housing
Campus Setting
Public or Private
Gender Mix
Historically Black
Getting In
Graduation Rate
Special Services
Disability Services
Greek Life
Religious Affiliation
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.