Naviance: General InformationNaviance Frequently Asked QuestionsMHS Counseling/Guidance DepartmentQ: What is Naviance?A: Naviance is a web-based program where students can access many resources to find outhow they learn best, what they are good at and what interests them, and how they can use thatinformation to set goals and plan their future.Q: How do I get my user name and password for Naviance?A: User names and passwords are given out by the school counselors when they visit yourEnglish classes during freshmen year. If you entered MHS after freshmen year, see yourcounselor.Q: When do I start using Naviance?A: During freshmen year counselors will visit all English classes to get you started. At that timeyou will be given a user name and password and will be tasked with completing the “LearningStyles Inventory.” During sophomore year counselors will be visiting Drivers Ed classes toassist you in completing “Do What You Are.”Q: Who has access to Naviance?A: In addition to the individual students, counselors, teachers, and administrators have theirown accounts and can view what students have completed and can add notes to their file.Q: When do I start the college search?A: Counselors will be visiting all juniors in either History or English classes to begin the collegesearch process. Naviance is a very effective tool in aiding the process and can assist studentsin narrowing their focus to colleges that fit them best.Q: What do I need to complete in Naviance?A: Students must complete the “Learning Styles Inventory,” “Do What You Are,” student bragsheet, and graduation survey in addition to their college application information andresults. Parents must complete the parent point of view.Q: How do I get letters of recommendation?A: First ask the person if he/she would be willing to write you a letter (counselors write lettersfor all their seniors). After receiving a positive response, log into Naviance and request itonline. You will not have access to the letter, but you can see when it has been uploaded and isavailable to be sent.Q: How do I request a transcript be sent to a school?A: Fill out a pink card. They are available in the Counseling/Guidance office. If you need thetranscript for self-reporting grades then you may email your counselor or stop in to see them fora copy or you may ask one of the guidance secretaries.Q: How do I sign up for college visits?A: The list of schools is on the Naviance home page. Each school has a link to register. Pleasebring your printed confirmation (pass) to your teacher in order to attend the visit.Q: How do I know when materials have been sent for my college applications?A: Click on the “Colleges I am Applying to” link under the “Colleges” tab. Look at the Transcriptcolumn. If it says “Sent,” it means that your materials were mailed or sent electronically.A: User names and passwords are given out by the school counselors when they visit yourEnglish classes during freshmen year. If you entered MHS after freshmen year, see yourcounselor.
Last Modified on October 6, 2016