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Writing and Sending the Recommendation

Getting to Naviance

Getting to Naviance

You can access Naviance from Compass. Click on Resources and then you will see Naviance under Resources.

1. Account = amhsca

2. Name = first letter of your first name followed by last name (csilva)

3. If you forget your password...

4. Click here and Naviance will email it to you in a matter of minutes.

5. Click on "Remember my account...: for future visits.

Step 1: Click on recommendations

Step 1: Click on recommendations

Step 2: Click on prepare forms.

Step 2: Click on prepare forms.

Step 3: From the Drop Down, select Common App Form

Step 3: From the Drop Down, select Common App Form

Step 4: Click and Fill all the information

Step 4: Click and Fill all the information

Click and fill all the information about the student (not shown above...way too long) and work your way to the bottom of the form.

1. Make sure all your Personal Information is correct. If not, please see the Setting Up Your Account tutorial.

2. Click on Save Form.

It will return you to a familiar looking screen.

Step 5: And now for the Essay

Step 5: And now for the Essay

From the drop down menu, select Written Evaluation.

Step 6: Getting the Essay

Step 6: Getting the Essay

Ok, so a little back info. You will need to type the essay in a word program. This is different from last year when you would cut and paste into Naviance. What this screen is asking is where on your computer is the recommendation that you have already typed and saved.

Please type the document in your favorite word editor (Microsoft Word, for example) and then save it as a pdf document. How do you save as a pdf? See this lesson: Turn Anything into a pdf File

 

Step 7: Select the pdf document and Click Open.

Step 7: Select the pdf document and Click Open.

Step 8: Click Upload file

Step 8: Click Upload file

Step 9: Your Recommendation is Pending

Step 9: Your Recommendation is Pending

1. It will now show you that your recommendation is pending.

2. It takes Naviance a few seconds to accept your recommendation. Click on prepare forms. This will refresh the screen. When it has been accepted, it will look like the next step.

Step 10: Forms Ready for Sending

Step 10: Forms Ready for Sending

1. Your Teacher Checklist will show you that you have completed both the Common App Forms and the Written Evaluation (better known as the recommendation).

2. Click on send forms.

Step 11: You Get a Red Box

Step 11: You Get a Red Box

You might get the above red box. if you did not, proceed to Step 12.

If you did get a red box, read on.

1. Click on Click Here.

Step 11A: Click on Match Now

Step 11A: Click on Match Now

If all goes well, it will accept the data.

Step 11B: You Get a Green Box

Step 11B: You Get a Green Box

1. Ahhh so very nice. Click on send forms.

2. Go to Step 12.

Step 11B: You Get another Red Box.

Step 11B: You Get another Red Box.

Well, ok, this one is no fun. The counselor must be contacted.

To quickly find the counselor, click on the General tab (not shown) and you will see the counselor's name.

In the Subject line type Student's First and Last did not match on Naviance.

They will take care of it and send you back an email when it is ready.

Step 12: Select and Send

Step 12: Select and Send

1. Select the colleges.

2. Click on Submit Selected Forms.

In some cases, colleges may be grayed out even though you need to send to those colleges. The student has yet to fill out their Common App. If that happens, please contact their counsleor.

Please do not click any UC's or CSU colleges.  I know they are clickable, but they do not need this information in their descion making process.

Step 13: Confirmation Screen

Step 13: Confirmation Screen

You will get a final screen that indicates everything has been accepted.

Well done. It is time for a refreshing beverage or another recommendation or both.