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How to access Naviance if your child's school doesn't use it

mom2collegemom2college Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
Is there a way to access Naviance or Naviance data w/o your child's school having an account? Can you pay for your own account? Thanks in advance.

Replies to: How to access Naviance if your child's school doesn't use it

  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 19,495 Senior Member
    Honestly, I think the main benefit of Naviance is looking at data in the context of your child's school and classmates' performance over the past several years.

    You can't get access on your own. In the past, there have been some threads with info on getting guest access to other school's data in a few instances. I question the helpfulness of looking at that as it is in context to that particular school not your child's.
  • bodanglesbodangles Registered User Posts: 9,185 Senior Member
    ^ That's why Naviance was basically useless for me when I was looking for colleges. We had either just started using it or our guidance department was super lazy (or both!) and there was no information there that I recall.

    Common Data Sets were ten times more helpful for me.
  • intparentintparent Registered User Posts: 36,020 Senior Member
    Naviance only shows a user data from their own kid's school. So an external account would not be useful.
  • mom2collegemom2college Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    edited September 2016
    Okay thank you for your opinions - I did not realize it was high school-specific. I will turn to the data sets instead. I tried Parchment but it seemed like vanity chancing. Way too optimistic.
  • TooOld4SchoolTooOld4School Registered User Posts: 3,204 Senior Member
    We found Parchment to be pretty accurate. Perhaps it was a coincidence but my son was admitted to every >50% school and denied to every <50% school.
  • intparentintparent Registered User Posts: 36,020 Senior Member
    Parchment is a parlour game. No quality check on the data and people are free to lie. My D2 got into every college she applied to, including a couple where parchment gave her a less than 10% chance.
  • wisteria100wisteria100 Registered User Posts: 3,950 Senior Member
    You could ask a friend at another school to check their Naviance for schools you are into in. The caveat would be for it to be very useful , it needs to be a similar type high school. And you may miss the 'color' that only the gc can provide- ie; the kid with the scores below the mid 50 that got in had a major hook. My school has naviance, but I shared data back and forth with friends with kids at different schools, and found it helpful to have more data points
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 40,206 Super Moderator
    Parchment is a parlour game.
    Agreed. Check out the following thread re: Parchment:
    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/1923064-how-accurate-is-parchment-in-predicting-college-admission-chances.html#latest

    If your school does not use Naviance, you're better off using the colleges' Common Data Set to see where your child falls.
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