Writing and Sending the Recommendation
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 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 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 9: Your Recommendation is Pending
Step 10: Forms Ready for Sending
Step 11: You Get a 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
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.