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What is NAVIANCE?

Naviance/Family Connection is a software program accessible from the Fairview Counseling & College/Career Center website. Fairview requires students to use the Naviance/Family Connection program for the ICAP program and during the college application process in order to manage communications between Fairview and college admissions offices, including letters of recommendation. This program also allows students and their parents to determine the student’s learning styles and career interests and to view Fairview courses, research colleges and to assist with the application process. Parents and their students each have their own “log in” for Naviance/Family Connection and can use the program independently.

The Naviance Site Map provides an overview of how to use the Naviance site. There are 5 subject tabs across the top of the Naviance site used to navigate to the specific area: courses, colleges, careers, about me, and my planner.

FAQs for Parents and Students about Naviance/Family Connection (Click an item to see more or less)

  • How do I access Naviance/Family Connection?

    Click on Naviance Login button (top right of this page).

    Students: To obtain a login to Fairview Family Connection:

    1. Get a password from the Counseling Office. Your own login gives you access to your personal data.
    2. For your user name use the email address you are most likely to check. Naviance/Family Connection sends you important information during the college selection and application process.

    Parents: To fully access the program and to see your student's information, you must obtain your own login:

    1. Visit the Counseling office in person and bring your ID.
    2. Email your request to a Counseling Administrative Assistant.
    Please include your student’s full name, date of birth, and your contact information in the email. If any information does not match our records we will be unable to assist you via email.

    Guests: Use “knights” as a guest login.

  • Are parents' and students' views of the site the same?

    They are very similar. Information on searching for schools and scholarships is the same. Here is where the information differs:

    • “About Me: Surveys” are different. The Letter of Recommendation surveys are used for the student’s guidance counselor to write a letter of recommendation for the student. The student’s questionnaire and the parent’s questionnaire are different. The survey answers are confidential. Only the student’s guidance counselor can view both surveys.
    • “About Me: Goals,” “About Me: Resume’s” and “About Me: Game Plan” are different. Only students can add/delete goals or change a resume. Parents only view the student’s goals and resume.
    • “About Me: Journal’s” are different. It is for the student’s private use. The student chooses who can view the journal: parents, counselor or no one.
    • “Colleges I’m applying to” is for student use only. Parents can add colleges to “Colleges I’m applying to,” but cannot delete them. Only students have access to their college applications on Naviance.
  • What if you have multiple students at Fairview?

    If parents have multiple students at Fairview, the parents can access all of their students’ accounts from the single parental “log in.” If parents have students at multiple BVSD high schools, parents will need to have a separate “log in” for each high school.

  • Is the information on Naviance/Family Connection 100% accurate?

    Not always. You should always verify crucial information, such as admission due dates, on the colleges’ websites.

  • How do I find information for a specific college or university?

    After logging into Naviance, click on the colleges tab. Then, in the search for colleges field, enter the college or university’s name leaving off the word “College” or “University.”

  • As a parent, how can I help with this process?

    • 9th grade:
      • Talk to your student about the results of the learning style surveys and goal setting that he/she took on Naviance/Family Connection.
      • Visit the Fairview Counseling Office to get a password for Naviance/Family Connection.
      • Take some time to get acquainted with Naviance/Connection by exploring the different tabs.
    • 10th grade:
      • Talk to your student about the results of his/her personality survey, career exploration, goal setting and 4 year plan.
      • Attend the Out-of-State College Night or the In-State College Night to learn about colleges.
    • 11th grade:
      • Talk to your student about possible majors, colleges and careers. Naviance/Family Connection can be very helpful with this.
      • Assist your student to sign up for the SAT, the ACT or prep classes. See Test Information for details.
      • Help your student determine which colleges he/she wants to apply to.
      • Encourage your student to attend College Rep Visits to Fairview in Oct-Nov. This is an inexpensive way to get information about a college he or she is thinking about. Parents are welcome to attend but are asked to sit toward the back and defer to students during Q&A sessions.
      • Attend the Out-of-State College Night or the In-State College Night to learn about colleges.
      • If possible, visit colleges with your child. (Many schools will have visiting days with lots of helpful information, such as the Engineering Sampler Days at CU.) Even if your student wants to attend an out-of-state college, visiting CU can help determine what is important to him/her.
      • Fall of 12th grade:
        • Help your student determine the colleges to which he/she wants to apply.
        • Fill out the Parent Questionnaire in Naviance/Family Connection to assist your student’s counselor in writing your student’s letter of recommendation.
        • If possible, visit colleges with your student. (Many schools will have visiting days with lots of helpful information, such as the Engineering Sampler Days at CU.) Even if your student wants to attend an out-of-state college, visiting CU can help determine what is important to him/her.
        • Ensure that your child applies by the appropriate admissions deadlines and that all the required information is sent to the colleges. Your student can use Naviance/Family Connection to help them keep track of these details.
      • Spring of 12th grade:
        • Help your student determine which college he/she will attend, based on acceptances, finances and campus life.
        • Apply to Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) starting in January.
  • What are the top 7 ways to use Naviance/Family Connection?

    1. View the Scattergrams to determine how your student’s GPA and test scores compare to other Fairview students who applied to the colleges you’re looking at. The Scattergrams tab is located under the colleges tab. Please keep in mind that this information is not 100% reliable.
    2. Students should be sure to enter into their Naviance/Family Connection account all of the schools they are interested in, so they will receive an email from their counselor if the school will be visiting Fairview. Enter this information under colleges I’m thinking about tab – which is under the colleges tab.
    3. Use the SuperMatch college search or college search to find schools that meet your criteria. The programs are laid out differently but do the same thing. Try both to see which one you like better.
    4. Use colleges I’m applying to to apply to college.
    5. Use colleges I’m applying to to track your application status.
    6. View the my personality type assessment tool to determine how your student’s personality is connected to potential majors and career clusters (related careers).
    7. Use college compare to compare your students test scores and GPA with several schools at once.
  • What can I access on Naviance/Family Connection using the guest login?

    1. List of Fairview Counselors and their email addresses.
    2. College/Career Center handouts/documents
    3. Course requirements for graduation and college.
    4. Links to helpful websites.
    5. Lists of upcoming college visits.
    6. SuperMatch college search
    7. College look up
    8. College search
    9. College resources
    10. Scattergrams
    11. Acceptance history
    12. Scholarship list
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