Naviance College Organization Software

Sequoia's Guidance Department, which includes the College/Career Center and IB, all use Naviance as one of the main preparation, organization and communication tools for students' post-secondary (life after high school) planning.

Some of the Activities Include:
  • Weekly grade-level email communication from Ms. Ignaitis about college information, upcoming events and student opportunities.
  • Emails to students from individual guidance counselors
  • Grade-level classroom activities such as College and Scholarship Searches, Career and Personality Assessments, and Resume Writing (Students keep track of all their awards and activities)
  • Completing tasks during the application process. Seniors must use Naviance to request letters of recommendation or documents from the school (including transcripts).
  • Signing up for college visits
  • Creating a Four-Year Plan with their counselors

It is important for all students to use Naviance if they are planning on going to college. Students should keep track of colleges they are interested in by listing them on their College tab. Students should also update their resumes whenever they begin activities or receive awards. Students can access Naviance through the school's website wherever internet is available.

It is also important to read the weekly emails to keep informed about events and opportunities. Please note that if you need to contact Ms Ignaitis, you must use her email or this website (attempting to reply to the weekly email will not work).

Parents can get accounts to log on and see their child's account but do not have access to change any information. See below on how to get a parent account.
  • Click here to enter Naviance
    Parents Directions to Sign Up for a Naviance Account 1. Ask your student's counselor to create or reset your account 2. Go to Quick Links on this website 3. Click on Naviance website link 4. It will ask you for your email and a password

Scholarships

All scholarships are listed on Sequoia's Naviance webpage: http://connection.naviance.com/sequoia (link listed above)

Scholarships are updated on a weekly basis.

It is helpful to use the scholarship match function (scholarships are tagged under different categories)

What is the Best Way to Receive College Information

  • Get a Naviance account and check it often. You can receive emails and bulletins about upcoming events and important time sensitive information.
  • Check out the calendar and the College & Career Center section on the Sequoia High School website for upcoming events and news
  • Email Ms Ignaitis tignaiti@seq.org with any questions and concerns
  • Read the Weekly Emails sent through Naviance to a student's Naviance account email.

SAT/ACT Exams

SAT Reasons and SAT Subject Area Exams are required for most private colleges.
Signing Up for the SAT (Three Steps)

PART I: Signing Up for the SAT
To sign up for the SAT you need to go sign on to your CollegeBoard account (or create one).
HINT: The name you use for this account is the name you will use for all your college applications. It is difficult to change your name on CollegeBoard, MAKE SURE IT IS CORRECT.
HINT: Make your password the same as your Naviance password if possible - ALSO as soon as you make the account go on to your Naviance account and complete a quick survey to save your CollegeBoard username and password. Go to About Me tab and click on CollegeBoard Account listed under Surveys to Take on the left side column. Once you complete a survey it will appear in Completed Surveys in case you forget (MANY DO)

CollegeBoard: http://www.collegeboard.org/
Click on SAT Home
Click on Register Now
Click on either Sign In or Sign Up
Then start the registration process

PART II: Sending Scores as a Junior
You don't send scores at this point EXCEPT for UCs and CSUs.

For CSU:

You can send them to CSU Mentor and they will go to ALL CSUs!!!
In the Send Scores section, go to the right corner of the page and click on More Search Option. A small box will appear and put the following code in the space: 3594.
This will save you money it is free at this point but most schools do not want them.

For UC:

Send them to one UC and all will go to all!

PART III Fee Waiver Instructions for SAT
(free/reduced lunch, AVID, Upward Bound students)

Go to room 40 and ask them to send Ignaitis an email that states you are free or reduced lunch. Then come to room 45 and pick up a fee waiver from me. Do not wait until the last day!

Sign on to www.collegeboard.com and go to SAT Registration

You can use the waiver for either SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests
SAT Reasoning is one day (four hour exam)
SAT Subject Tests you can take up to three exams (each exam is 1 hr)

When it asks if you want the answer for an additional fee, click YES (it is free)

Use the whole CODE starting with 052605 (handwritten) and the letters/numbers.

Keep the fee waiver for your records. You might need later!!

Power Point Presentations

Sequoia's School Profile

Class of 2015 College Destination

University of California – 10%
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Los Angeles
  • UC Merced
  • UC Riverside
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • UC Santa Cruz

California State University – 14%
  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Cal Poly, Pomona
  • CSU Chico
  • CSU Dominguez Hills
  • CSU East Bay
  • CSU Long Beach
  • CSU Sacramento
  • CSU San Bernardino
  • Humboldt State
  • San Diego State
  • San Francisco State
  • San Jose State
  • Sonoma State

California Private Colleges - 17%
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Chapman University
  • Cogswell Polytech College
  • Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Occidental College
  • Pepperdine University
  • Pomona College
  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • Scripps College
  • Stanford University
  • University of La Verne
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of the Pacific

Out of State - Four Year – 17%
  • Arizona State University
  • Brandeis University
  • Colgate University
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado State University
  • Dickinson College
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
  • Gonzaga University
  • Indiana University at Bloomington
  • New York University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oregon State University
  • Pace University, New York City
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
  • Spelman College
  • St. Francis College
  • Texas Christian University
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • The University of Arizona
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Washington State University
  • Western Oregon University
  • Willamette University
  • Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Willamette University

Two-Year Colleges – 40%
  • Canada College
  • City College of San Francisco
  • College of San Mateo
  • Cuesta College
  • De Anza College
  • Foothill College
  • Sacramento City College
  • San Jose City College
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Santa Monica College

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