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The College Application Process: Naviance & eDocs. Mendham High School Counseling Office September, 2012. Welcome!. John McGoldrick - Lead Counselor Shannon Moran - Counselor Joan Rosen - Counselor Marlene Russell - Counselor Jim Simmons - Counselor Abby Stead - Counselor

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the college application process naviance edocs

The College Application Process:Naviance & eDocs

Mendham High School Counseling Office

September, 2012

  • John McGoldrick - Lead Counselor
  • Shannon Moran - Counselor
  • Joan Rosen - Counselor
  • Marlene Russell - Counselor
  • Jim Simmons - Counselor
  • Abby Stead - Counselor
  • Heather Taylor - College & Career Center
  • 15-20 minutes
  • Practical information
  • Changes to the Application Process
    • 4 EASY STEPS
  • Important Deadlines
  • Upcoming Events
  • Question and Answer (General)
overall expectations
Overall Expectations
  • Keep the process in perspective
  • Work together as a family
  • Students must take ownership
  • Discuss finances openly
  • Start early and meet all deadlines
naviance family connection
Naviance Family Connection
  • A comprehensive website that students and parents can use as a tool in planning for their future.
  • Has been used in the past for:
    • College research
    • Student Data (test scores, GPA etc.)
    • Prospective Colleges
    • Scholarships
    • Scattergrams
new naviance initiative the college application
New Naviance Initiative: The College Application
  • School Documents will be sent online through the Naviance program
    • Common Application Reports
    • Teacher and Counselor Recommendations
    • Transcripts
    • School Profile
  • Some schools will still be sent paper copies
expectations for the student
Expectations for the Student
  • Students are expected to:
    • Create a CommonApp account
    • Update “Colleges I’m Thinking About”
    • Continue to research/visit colleges
    • Request Teacher Letters of Recommendation in person, then in Naviance
    • Complete Brag Sheets & Resume for the counselor
    • Submit a Transcript Request Form to your counselor
  • Students - Check email daily and respond. Is your email address appropriate?
step 1 the common application naviance link
Step 1: “The Common Application”- Naviance Link
  • Go to and set up your account EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT APPLYING TO CA SCHOOLS.
  • Write down your common app username and password
  • Login to Naviance and complete the FERPA form and enter your Common App username and password
naviance family connection1
Naviance Family Connection
step 2 requesting a transcript
Step 2: Requesting a Transcript
  • Application should be submitted prior to this step
  • Your counselor should have brag sheets & a resume from you prior to this step
  • Hand a completed “Transcript Request Form” to your counselor personally. DO NOT LEAVE THIS FORM IN A COUNSELOR MAILBOX!
  • Administrative Assistants will move college from “Colleges I’m Thinking About” to “Colleges I’m Applying To”, NOT THE STUDENT.
  • The counselor will submit the following:
    • Transcript
    • School Profile
    • Secondary School Report
    • Letter of Recommendation
naviance family connection2
Naviance Family Connection
step 3 teacher recommendations
Step 3: Teacher Recommendations
  • Always allow at least 3 weeks for teachers to complete the letter
  • Please make sure you personally ask the teacher prior to submitting the official request.
  • Ask the teacher whether they would like to use electronic submission or traditional mail
  • For electronic submissions: Click on the College tab, then “Colleges I’m Applying To”
  • Scroll down to Teacher Recommendations
  • Click add/cancel request
  • Add new request, click the drop-down list and choose the teacher from the list, click submit request.
step 4 test scores
Step 4: Test Scores
  • Students order Standardized Test Score Reports online
  • Allow ample time (2-4 weeks) for admissions office to receive electronic score report
  • For the SAT and SAT Subject Tests:
  • For the ACT:
throughout the process
Throughout the Process……
  • Communicate with your counselor
  • As you hear back from schools, let your counselor know
  • Check for emails from the Counseling Office regularly
  • Parents can contact the counselor at any time
review 4 easy steps
Review: 4 Easy Steps
  • Step 1: The Common Application/Naviance Link
    • Create Common App Account
    • Complete FERPA consent in Naviance
    • Enter Common App Username & Password in Naviance
    • Update “Colleges I’m Thinking About”
  • Step 2: Counselor Forms
    • Transcript Request Form, Brag Sheets, Resume
  • Step 3: Teacher Recommendations
    • Invite Teachers under “Colleges I’m Applying to” or provide envelopes
  • Step 4: Submit Test Scores
benefits of naviance
Benefits of Naviance
  • Streamline the process
  • Everything is “live”
  • Everything can be sent at once
  • Quick to update
  • Eco-friendly
upcoming events
Upcoming Events
  • September:
    • College Fair at County College of Morris
      • September 23rd from 12:00-3:00
    • Individual College Rep Visits
  • October:
    • SAT: October 6th (Late registration through 9/21)
    • ACT: October 27th (Register by 9/21)
    • 10/23, 7:00pm: PTO Speaker, “The Admission Game”
  • November:
    • SAT: November 3rd (Register by 10/4)
    • Application Deadlines for Early Decision/Early Action (November 1st/November 15th)