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Naviance Family Connection

Family Connection

Family Connection is a web-based service designed especially for planning and exploring your college options. Family Connection is a comprehensive website that students and parents can use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers. Our guidance counselors will use it to track and analyze data about college and career plans; it provides up-to-date information that is specific to our school. Family Connection also lets us share information with parents and students about up-coming college visits, summer enrichment, scholarships, meetings, news, and events, as well as other web resources for college and career information.

 

Activate Your Account

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Use the personalized registration code to login to Family Connection and set up your account as a new user. This registration code has been provided to students during in-class presentations.  Parent codes have been emailed home by the counseling office.  If you have never logged into Naviance and need your registration code, please contact the counseling office to obtain this code.  This code is only used with the initial log in.  Remember to enter your email address and change your password. When you login with your password you will be able to see all the online features as well as your personal account settings and files (including final and in-progress surveys).

Selected Features to Explore

 

Feature

Description

How to Access

College Search

• Set search criteria to yield a list of colleges to explore. Save your search to access/modify later.

• Click on the various tabs of the college profile (generaladmissionsfinancial aidmajors and degrees, and student life) to learn more information.

• Add colleges in which you’re interested to yourMy Colleges list for future reference.

From the colleges tab in the top banner.

Scholarships

 

Lists and matching tools to help you find scholarships that fit.

From the colleges tab in the top banner, in the scholarships & money box.

Résumé

• Record your high school activities, awards, volunteer experience, etc.

• Rearrange your information into multiple printable versions of a résumé that you can use to present to potential employers or colleges in the future.

From the about me tab in the top banner, in the interesting things about me section, underrésumé.

Explore Interests

A career interest survey about interest in types of work activities. Use the results to explore suggested occupations; examine the education, training, and skills required [and where to obtain them], as well as wages typical for these occupations.

From the careers tab in the top banner.

Do What You Are

 

A personal interests and personality survey. Use the results to explore suggested college majors and careers based on your preferences and strengths.

From the about me tab in the top banner, in the interesting things about me section, underpersonality type.

College Search Tools

Other search tools to complement Family Connection; some are specialized.

From the colleges tab in the top banner, in the college researchbox, click on college resources. Also click on college maps for more links.

Maps

Groups of types of colleges by location. Click on a college to view its profile.

From the colleges tab in the top banner, in the college researchbox, click on college maps.

 College Application Statistics

College application statistics for the high school senior classes is available on Family Connection. To protect student privacy, if fewer than 4 students applied to a college, the statistics are not available.

 

Feature

Description

How to Access

Acceptance History

Historical overview of acceptance history, by college. Select a college to see: 

• How You Compare - Student’s test scores and GPA along with accepted students’ average test scores and GPA.
• Application History

Hyperlinks
• School Stats
• Graph

Select colleges in top banner, then acceptance history in thecollege research section.

School Statistics

• Summary of MVHS application results (admit, deny, enroll), by year.

• Historical average GPA and SAT scores for admitted applicants, by college.

Select colleges in top banner, then acceptance history in thecollege research section.
Select a college, then click onSCHOOL STATS.

Scattergram Graph

Historical application results (admit, deny, waitlist) are graphed as a scattergram; applicant average GPA appears on the y-axis and applicant average SAT scores on the x-axis.

For an applicant to be represented on a scattergram for a given college, three things must be present:

1. an application result (accepted or denied)
2. a GPA
3. a test score for the type of test for which you are running the scattergram

Note about calculation of averages: If, for example, a test score is not present for the SAT (2400 scale) for some students, those students' dots/crosses are not figured into the averageson the scattergram. This means that those students will not show up on the scattergram for the 2400 scale--which means that their Test Scores and GPAs will not figure into the Accepted Average displayed on the scattergram.

Select colleges in top banner, then acceptance history in thecollege research section.
Select a college, then click onGRAPH.

- OR -

Select scattergrams in thecollege research box of thecolleges section.

College Compare

Compare your GPA and test scores to the average GPA and test scores of MVHS admitted students for a particular college (or multiple colleges).

School averages are displayed in green when your numbers are higher and in red when your numbers are lower than those of past admitted students.

Select colleges in top banner, then college compare in thecollege research section. Choose one or more colleges to compare.

 

Click here for the Class of 2016 College Data

 

Click here to find our where the Class of 2016 GPA/Test Score Profiles for College Admissions