As a parent of a high school junior, I am happily supporting my son during his college admissions process, standing ready to be his co-pilot during this very exciting journey. Certainly, there is no shortage of college planning resources available to families, however, I want to highlight Naviance as comprehensive college and career planning software used by many public and private high schools. Naviance helps students plan for their futures by connecting their academic interests and achievements to college and career options. This program really serves as a “one stop shop,” allowing students to identify their potential college options based on established criteria. Naviance also serves as a robust college application management system, helping families to streamline an often overwhelming process. Perhaps most importantly, Naviance has proven to be extremely beneficial to my son thus far during this process – and has proven to be a college search tool we can use together.
Last week’s episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation was a special and exceptionally useful opportunity to get advice straight from those who know the college search process best: two first-year college students!
The Student Perspective
In each of the first two segments, Beth’s guests shared their unique college search stories. Lexi began her very thoughtful search by tagging along on college visits with her older brother, then researching and applying to a variety of schools through Regular Decision, finally making her college decision right before May 1. C.J. also researched a variety of schools, just as Lexi did, but he applied and was accepted to his first choice through Early Decision. Both had marvelous (and unscripted!) insights to share – you won’t want to miss it.