Getting Started with Naviance Family Connection
In the junior year, each student and parent is assigned a personal password-protected account through Naviance Family Connection, a web-based program that supports the College Counseling Office. To access University Prep’s Naviance Family Connection, click here.
New users should click on “I need to register” and input the password distributed by the College Counseling Office; after the initial visit to the Naviance website, the password can be personalized. Returning users simply log on with their username (we recommend that your username be the email address you use most frequently) and password. If you lose your password, simply send us an email and we can easily reset it.
If, at any time, you forget your password, you can enter via the “Guest Entrance” window. Enter “puma” as your password (all lower case) and you will have access to the “Colleges” section of Naviance.
Naviance provides a range of services for students, parents, and college counselors:
- view individualized displays of their personal academic information and test scores
- send and receive email from the college office and get automatic email reminders about colleges visiting University Prep
- search for colleges and start a list of potential schools to explore more in depth
Once logged into the system, there are three tabs at the top of the page: Colleges, Careers, and About Me.
- My Colleges: Students, parents, and the college counselors can create both prospective college lists (“colleges I’m thinking about”) as well as an active list of college applications (“colleges I’m applying to”). There is also a section listing which of those colleges will be visiting U Prep soon; students can sign up to receive email reminders about upcoming visits.
- College Research: Here students and parents can conduct extensive college searches. Start broadly by limiting your preferences to a few important factors (size, location, selectivity, major, athletic interest). Later, you can specify more; the pickier you get, the fewer the matches. You can also visit the Scattergrams, where you can see charts that show how recent UPrep students have fared when applying to specific colleges. Under Enrichment Programs, you can see a variety of different summer and school year programs to enrich your co-curricular and academic studies.
- Scholarships & Money: Students and parents can search for local scholarships, view scholarship applications, and conduct national scholarship searches.
- Explore Careers: Students can search for information on various careers and related fields to help identify potential majors in colleges.
- What Are My Interests? Students can take personality quizzes to learn more about their learning style, or use the Career Interest Profiler, a tool that can help you discover the types of work activities and careers that match your interests. The interest profiler has 180 questions about work activities that people do at their jobs.
- Interesting Things About Me: allows students to access and share surveys with the College Counseling Office, upload documents, create resumes, and organize checklists.
- Official Things: is where information on grades, standardized tests scores, and the student profile is kept.