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Navigator Week 4: Your College List. Welcome to Week 4! Important Dates and Deadlines: Date #1 Date #2 Last Week We: Analyzed our transcripts to identify our short-term academic goals Created a Senior Year Plan to meet our short-term goals Entered our short-term goals on CSNav (milestone)

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Navigator Week 4:

Your College List


  • Welcome to Week 4!

  • Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Date #1

  • Date #2

  • Last Week We:

  • Analyzed our transcripts to identify our short-term academic goals

  • Created a Senior Year Plan to meet our short-term goals

  • Entered our short-term goals on CSNav (milestone)

  • Created a test-taking plan and registered for the SAT or ACT

    This Week We Will:

  • Identify our personal criteria for choosing a college and create a college rubric

  • Research colleges and create a College List

  • Save our colleges on CSNav (milestone)


Think It Through:

What type of college would best fit YOU?


STEP 1: Summarize the type of postsecondary lifestyle and environment which would best fit your personality, goals, and values.


STEP 1: Summarize the type of postsecondary lifestyle and environment which would best fit your personality, goals, and values.


STEP 2: Identify a set of criteria by which to evaluate postsecondary learning institutions

Criteria to Consider when Evaluating a College, School or Program:


STEP 3: Create a personal College Criteria Rubric summarizing evaluation criteria

How do your personal values and preferences influence your college criteria?

How does your postsecondary plan influence your college criteria?


STEP 3: Create a personal College Criteria Rubric summarizing evaluation criteria


STEP 4: Research and evaluate postsecondary learning institutions using a variety of reliable sources

  • For each source of information about college, tell if it is reliable, somewhat reliable, or unreliable:

  • College Websites

  • College brochures

  • College representatives or presenters

  • Commercials on TV, the subway, or buses

  • YOUniversity TV and other virtual campus tour sites

  • A real-life campus tour

  • A blog or Facebook note written by a current student

  • A personal interview with a current student

  • Information on CSNav

  • Information on another website or book about college

When it comes to college information, be a smart consumer. Don’t believe everything you read, see or hear!


STEP 5: institutions using a variety of reliable sourcesCreate a finalized College List which includes all the schools and programs to which you plan to apply, and enter it on CSNav


STEP 5: institutions using a variety of reliable sourcesCreate a finalized College List which includes all the schools and programs to which you plan to apply, and enter it on CSNav

SAMPLE College List - Joe


STEP 5: institutions using a variety of reliable sourcesCreate a finalized College List which includes all the schools and programs to which you plan to apply, and enter it on CSNav

SAMPLE College List - Julie


  • Week 4 Summary institutions using a variety of reliable sources

    This Week We:

  • Identified our personal criteria for choosing a college and create a college rubric

  • Researched colleges and create a College List

  • Saved our colleges on CSNav (milestone)

    Summary Questions for Discussion:

  • Which college criteria did you decide were most important to you this week? Why?

  • Which criteria did you decide were not so important to you? Why?

  • How was the process of searching for and evaluating schools and programs? Did you find the information you needed to make an informed decision? Why or why not?


CSNav How-to: institutions using a variety of reliable sources

College List

Saved Colleges

Milestone


College Planning institutions using a variety of reliable sources

Today, we’ll explore CSNav’s college resources. Start by clicking on College Planning.


College Planning > Explore Schools institutions using a variety of reliable sources

Click either of the “Explore Schools” links


College Planning > Explore Schools > School Finder institutions using a variety of reliable sources

There are lots of ways to find colleges on CSNav.

Today, we’ll use the School Finder.


College Planning > Explore Schools > School Finder institutions using a variety of reliable sources

Look at the list of links in the left-hand sidebar.

Choose one that is important to you to begin. Let’s try “Location” first.


College Planning > Explore Schools > School Finder institutions using a variety of reliable sources

Choose all of the locations you would like by clicking the boxes.

To choose an entire region, click the box at the top of the list.


College Planning > Explore Schools > School Finder institutions using a variety of reliable sources

When you’re done, click “See Your Matching Schools”…

…or, choose another item from the list and enter more criteria.


College Planning > Explore Schools > School Finder institutions using a variety of reliable sources

CSNav will create a list of schools that match your criteria.

They’ll be listed in ABC order. You can sort the list by clicking on the arrows in the header.


College Planning > Explore Schools > School Finder institutions using a variety of reliable sources

Clicking “Compare Your Selections” will pop up a box showing how the school matches your criteria.


College Planning > Explore Schools > School Finder institutions using a variety of reliable sources

Here you can see if the school matches or does not match your characteristics.

My criteria

How EMU stacks up


College Planning > Explore Schools > School Finder institutions using a variety of reliable sources

Click on the name of a school to visit its profile page.


College Planning > Explore Schools > School Finder institutions using a variety of reliable sources

Each college has its own profile page. Click on the tabs on the left to learn more.

Click “Save to Your Portfolio” to earn a checkmark for the milestone, Saved Colleges.


Your Planning Milestones institutions using a variety of reliable sources

To see your checkmark, go back to “Home” by clicking on the icon on the top of the page.

Then, click “Your Planning Milestones” to see your checkmarks.


Your Portfolio institutions using a variety of reliable sources

Whenever you do work on CSNav, that work gets saved in Your Portfolio.

To visit Your Portfolio, click on the icon on the top OR in the middle of the page.


Your Portfolio > College Planning Portfolio institutions using a variety of reliable sources

All of your work on CSNav is saved in Your Portfolio.

To see the career you just saved, check in your College Planning Portfolio.

Click here, or here.


Your Portfolio > College Planning Portfolio institutions using a variety of reliable sources

Your “saved colleges” are available by clicking on the “Postsecondary Plans” link.


Your Portfolio > College Planning Portfolio > Postsecondary Plans

On the Postsecondary Plans page, you’ll find all your college work from throughout CSNav saved.

Scroll down to find the “Saved Colleges” box.


Your Portfolio > College Planning Portfolio > Postsecondary Plans

In the “Saved Colleges” box, you’ll find all the college profile pages you’ve added.

Click on the name of a college to go back to its profile page anytime.


Your Portfolio > College Planning Portfolio > Postsecondary Plans

To return to your School Finder results, scroll down to find the box labeled, “School Finder Searches.”


Quick Links > College List Plans

You can return to your saved colleges any time from the homepage by clicking on “College List” under “Quick Links.”


College Planning > Explore Schools Plans

There are many other ways to explore schools on CSNav.

Try them all and compare your results to create your best possible College List!


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