Family Connection by Naviance

for Albertus Magnus High School

CONNECTION.NAVIANCE.COM/ALBERTUS

Family Connection by Naviance, is our interactive website that allows students and families to investigate, research, track, and plan for the college admission process.  It has a wealth of information, assessment tools, and statistics useful to compare colleges, acceptance rates, and admission test scores.

To begin using Family Connection, go to http://connection.naviance.com/Albertus and follow these steps:

·       On the home page, students can log on by entering their Albertus Magnus email address and password.

·     School announcements and other important information are posted on the Welcome page.  Check it often!

ALL SCHOLARSHIPS AND COLLEGE VISITS ARE NOW LISTED ON NAVIANCE.

Sections of the Albertus Magnus High School Family Connection which are especially important:

ABOUT ME

Profile - Includes basic biographical data and grade point averages.

Resume - By completing this resume with information about your accomplishments and talents, you can help us get a better understanding of how to help you effectively describe yourself to colleges.  It may also help match you with local and state scholarship opportunities.

Favorite Colleges - As you find colleges that interest you, we recommend that you add them to your list of Favorite Colleges.  If one of your colleges of interest visits Albertus Magnus High School, you will automatically receive an e-mail alerting you to the date and time of their visit.  Also, as you apply to colleges, you will track the status of your application under "Colleges to which I'm Applying".

Journal - As you investigate colleges and start to develop or refine your college list, this is an excellent place to chronicle your thoughts and questions. 

Account - If you would like to change your password, you can do so here.

Learning Style - Interactive survey that helps determine the best environment for your particular learning style.

Personality Type - Self assessment to determine your personal characteristics which will help you make decisions regarding college and career choices.

COLLEGE

College Lookup - Start here to research a specific college.  It is recommended that students visit the college's individual website for the most up-to-date information.  There is a direct link to the website on each college's Naviance homepage. 

College Match - This tool will allow you to use historical gpa and test score information about students from AMHS and their college applications to match you with colleges that you may want to consider adding to your list.  Please note that there are many factors which can affect admissions decisions and the results of this search do NOT guarantee in any way whether or not you will be accepted at a particular college. If a particular college never appears in the results, it may be because no one from Albertus Magnus has ever applied to it.

College Compare - This tool allows you to compare average grade point averages and test scores for accepted students from AMHS at up to ten colleges. School averages are displayed in green when your number is higher and in red when your number is lower. Your PSAT score, if available, has been converted to the equivalent SAT score and compared to the average single SAT score of an accepted student.  The column labeled "Accept" shows the number of students accepted out of the number of students that applied.

Scattergrams - This amazing tool allows you to visually see how you compare to AMHS students who have applied to a particular college based on your grade point average and ACT or SAT score.

Acceptance History - To see how many AMHS students have applied and enrolled at all colleges click here.

Visit Schedule - College admission representatives visit AMHS in the fall to meet directly with interested students.  To see which colleges have scheduled visits to Albertus Magnus, click here.  Students may click on "sign up" next to the college name to receive an email that reminds them of the upcoming visit.  We also list local college fairs on this page, and students can click on "sign up" to see which colleges will be in attendance.

Scholarship List - Click here for a listing of scholarships.  Many of these scholarships are from local, community, or state organizations.

Scholarship Match - Based on information in your profile, your resume, or your game plan, scholarships are matched with your qualifications.  The more information you complete in Family Connection, the better the matches.

COURSES - You can search the courses offered at Albertus Magnus.  Descriptions and prerequisites for the courses is available here either using a keyword or alpha search.

A QUICK WEBSITE GUIDE TO NAVIANCE

 TO BEGIN:

·       Open your internet browser and go to http://connection.naviance.com/Albertus

·       Students register at school using the registration code given to them and their Albertus Magnus email address and password. 

·       NOTE:  When you log on in the future, your user name is your e-mail address and your password is the one you established when registering.  If you change your email address at any point, remember to update it by clicking on "account" under the "About Me" tab.

Click on the various tabs to explore colleges, scholarships, and career options.  The site is full of information to help you navigate the maze of college and scholarship information and career opportunities.

WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED:

·       Don't forget to log out.

YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO EXPLORE THE WEBSITE AND THE WEALTH OF INFORMATION IT PROVIDES.
 
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