Developing your college list can be a stressful process, so start early and remember that there are always more than a handful of colleges you could be happy at. Try to avoid thinking there is one right college for you that you must find and get accepted to.
The goal is to come up with a balanced group of about ten schools (including SUNY’s and CUNY’s) that fall into three categories: Reach, Target, and Likely/Safety.
Naviance will be a powerful tool to aid you as you navigate the college process. With this database, you will be able to search for colleges that match your interests and qualifications, identify those schools you are considering applying to, and submit important material such as applications and teacher recommendations, while keeping track of important deadlines and more. Naviance is linked with your Common Application login so that when you submit your application, the other materials that need to go with it will be sent automatically. This system will help both you and the College Office ensure that all parts of your college applications are completed and sent in an organized and timely fashion.
**ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THIS PROGRAM TO PROCESS THEIR APPLICATIONS**
In order for the process to go smoothly, please follow these guidelines: