Getting Started with Naviance
To access Mercy High School's Naviance Web site for college planning, click Naviance
Each student will be assigned her own personal password-protected account. After your initial visit to the Naviance Web site, you can personalize your password. You will have the ability to see individualized displays of your personal academic information and test scores. You will be able to search colleges and start a list of potential schools you would like to explore more in depth.
Once in the system, you will find at the left side of your screen a column of options.
About Me section, this is where your personal information is stored; it can be updated at any time throughout the college search process. The following sections are a good starting point
My Profile Lists personal information, address, phone, e-mail, parents information, test scores, etc. Check for accuracy.
My Checklist Allows you the opportunity to select areas of interest and list your talents and accomplishments.
My College After you have gone through the College Search, Look Up areas, My College helps you start to develop your list of prospective colleges. This list can be modified at any time as you add and subtract schools you are interested in applying to.
Under About College, we think you may find it most useful to begin with these:
College Search Here you can conduct your own extensive searches. Start broadly by limiting your preferences to a few important factors (e.g., size, location, selectivity, major, or sporting interest.) Later you can specify major and sport and choral group and study abroad....The pickier you get, the fewer the matches.
College Look Up Furnishes a basic profile of the college, including a link to its homepage on the Web. Enter part or the college's entire name, and then double click the blue hyper-link which appears on the next screen. (If you type "Whit" for example, you'll get a list showing Whittier, Whitman and Whitworth, among others.
College Compare Here you pick two or more colleges and Naviance produces a table of data based on recent Mercy applicants to the college you selected.
Scattergrams These charts show how recent Mercy students have fared when applying to specific colleges.
Visit Schedule This link offers an up to date calendar of college visits to Mercy. This schedule is fluid-it may change at any time as colleges adjust schedules, so check back often.
In the From Your School section you will find some helpful resources for college search, financial aid, test prep, college athletics and the military. You may also send an email to the college advisor through contact us.
If you have any questions please contact your daughter's counselor.