What is Naviance?
Naviance/Naviance Student is a software program customized to each student at Libertyville High School, allowing students to explore career interests, research colleges, track their application process, and much more. Students each have their own login. Parents may access Naviance using their student's login information. Note: Colleges cannot access information entered by LHS students or parents.
Each year, Ms. Belstra meets with each class for Naviance Training, but students and parents are highly encouraged to explore on their own. Our Naviance Site Guide provides an overview of the many features of the website.
How do I access Naviance/Family Connection?
Students and parents can easily access Naviance by using the following:
password: six-digit LHS ID number
Is the information on Naviance/Family Connection 100% accurate?
Not always. You should always verify crucial information, such as admission due dates or college cost on the colleges’ websites.
How do I find information for a specific college or university?
After logging into Naviance, click on Colleges. In the search for colleges field, enter the college or university’s name.
What are the Top 10 ways to use Naviance/Family Connection?
- View the Scattergrams to determine how your GPA and test scores compare to other Libertyville students who applied to the colleges you are considering.
- Maintain your list of colleges so you will receive an email if the school will be visiting Libertyville High School.
- Use the SuperMatch College Search to find schools that meet your criteria.
- Use Colleges I’m Applying To to track your application status.
- Take the Personality Type survey to determine how your personality is connected to potential majors and careers.
- Find local/regional scholarships in the Scholarship List under the Colleges tab.
- Sign up for college representative visits.
- Research Summer Enrichment opportunities.
- Create a Resume. Start filling this in your freshman year so you don't forget anything!
- Complete the teacher and counselor recommendation surveys in senior year to help teachers and counselors write you the best recommendation that they can!
Naviance for Your College Search
Naviance uses historical LHS student data (test scores and GPA) to produce acceptance comparisons for college. Please be aware that some colleges accept students based on a holistic application that can include essays, extracurricular activities, athletics, voice/musical performance, etc. These attributes are NOT reflected in the comparisons. Use the histories, graphs, and lists as just one more piece of information to help you with your college choices.
Under the Colleges homepage in Naviance, you can use:
- SuperMatch college search to search for colleges by specific search criteria, including Location, Majors, Scores, Tuition, etc. Explore the site by entering your specific filters.
- College Match to view colleges looking for students who have similar GPAs and test scores as you. Scroll down to view a list of colleges that have accepted students like you.
- College Compare to compare your GPA and standardized test scores to averages of Libertyville students accepted by certain colleges.
- College Resources to view directories for more information about College Search, Test Prep, Financial Aid, College Athletics and the Military.
- College Maps to view maps of colleges that have accepted our students, colleges where our students are attending, and the top 20 most popular colleges where our students have applied.
- Scattergrams to view a graph of how you compare to our students who have applied to a particular college over the last two years.
- Acceptance history to view statistics regarding LHS students who have applied, were admitted and enrolled to a particular college over the last 7 years.
Remember to add colleges of interest to your "Colleges I'm Thinking About" list. Once you do that, you will receive automatic notifications when college reps come to visit Libertyville from the campuses on your list. You should also check the College Rep Visit Calendar for these and other visits from college admissions officers.
Naviance as a Career Exploration Tool
Students can explore a wide variety of careers on Naviance, all updated through the Occupational Outlook Handbook. As well, they can complete assessments that, when all are finished, provide a comprehensive portfolio of career options and personality traits. These assessments can be found under the "about me" tab and include:
Do What You Are - a personality assessment based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Career Interest Profiler - this assessment surveys what specific careers students are attracted to
Cluster Finder - this assessment pinpoints career "clusters" that are a match for students' interests
Strengths Explorer - identifies a student's top 3 "Themes" or areas of natural talent, and what careers match those themes
MI Advantage - Research indicates that there are many unique areas of intelligence, and this survey explores a student's "Multiple Intelligences."
Learning Style Inventory - Though not specifically career-based, this assessment gives students information on how he or she best studies, and how to make learning easier and more enjoyable.
Naviance in the College Application Process
You are required to use Naviance to complete the following steps in the College Application process:
- Update your list under "Colleges I'm Thinking About"
- Request transcripts for the colleges to which you will apply.
- Submit Information for Counselor Letter of Recommendation and Teacher Letters of Recommendation under the "About Me" tab
- Check the Status of Your College Application. Note: It is your responsibility to make sure all documentation has been sent by your deadline.
- Record your final college decisions in spring of your senior year.