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~ Naviance

Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals. It also allows students to create a plan for their futures by helping them discover their individual strengths and learning styles and explore college and career options based on their results. Students begin by learning about themselves and exploring careers, then create plans and develop the skills and knowledge to accomplish their goals.

Common Application  

The Common Application is one application that  he majority of colleges use (not every college accepts it). You can complete the Common Application once and submit it to all colleges/universities that accept it. Please check Naviance and review the step-by-step guide for completing the Common Application. Always use your Archbishop Ryan email address when completing the Common Application and using your Naviance account. Do not request recommendations or transcripts through the Common Application. Please follow the Archbishop Ryan guidelines for requesting recommendations and transcripts.

Requesting Teacher Recommendations

Before you electronically request a teacher recommendation through Naviance, you should speak with the teacher in person and ask if they are able to write a recommendation for you. After speaking with the teacher, you will send a request through Naviance.

Log into your Naviance account.

  1. Click on the Colleges tab.
  2. Click Colleges I’m Applying To.
  3. Scroll to Teacher Recommendation section and click ADD Request.
  4. Select a teacher from the drop-down menu. Add a note for the teacher.
  5. Repeat for all teacher requests. (Most colleges only require 2 teacher recommendations. Some prefer just one teacher recommendation.)
  6. Click Update Requests.

You must complete your Brag Sheet on Naviance before you request a teacher recommendation. Your Brag Sheet can be completed by clicking on the “About Me” tab and scrolling down.

Requesting Transcripts

Each Transcript Request must be requested through the Guidance Office. Forms are available in the Guidance office. You need a separate Transcript form for every college you are applying. Transcripts are $3.00 each. When you submit your Transcript Request, indicate if you need a counselor recommendation.

** Please allow 2 weeks for a Transcript/Counselor Recommendation to be sent.