Common App Instruction Sheet with Naviance


Step 1: Go to

Step 2: create an account and keep a record of your username and password. You must use your district email to make this account ( Complete the FERPA agreement on the CA website, enter CHS as your school, and enter at least one college of you choice

Step 3: 
"To Match" -log on to Naviance, sign the Common App waiver and enter your Common App username and password

Step 4: Complete your application on Common App's website 

Step 5:To request transcripts in Naviance:
Click on colleges
Click on colleges I'm applying to 
Click the red + symbol
Enter the name of the college/university
Click on "add and request transcript"
Select Initial and indicate if you want your unofficial SAT or ACT scores printed on your transcript
Click submit. Then go back to "colleges I'm applying to" and review the delivery type of your applications. If any schools have the word "unknown" in blue, click that word and indicate if you are using the Common Application for this school on not.

Step 6: If you need Teacher Recommendations (Give the teachers at least 3 weeks to write a recommendation.)

* Click on your Colleges TAB
       -  Click on Colleges I’m Applying To

* Scroll down to Teacher Recommendations

* Click Add/Cancel Requests
       -   Go to Add New Requests

* Click the dropdown menu and choose the teacher(s) from the list (make sure you have personally asked this teacher prior to this request and that your Activity Resume is updated in Naviance)

* Click Update Requests – this will send an email to the teacher stating your request and will add the request to the teacher’s Naviance account. It will also record that you have requested it in your Naviance account. When the teacher has completed the Recommendation, they will mark it as Completed and it will show in your Naviance account so you can keep track of your application materials.

Step 7:  When you receive a decision from the college, click the   under Actions to update your Status (Accepted, Waitlisted, etc.)