SBHS and Naviance - an online College and Career Research, Planning and Tracking program

Naviance is an interactive website that students, parents, guardians and counselors can use for college and career research and planning.

Students, parents and guardians can also communicate with their guidance counselors regarding college and career planning. Additionally, college information and post high school plans can be monitored, scholarship information can be accessed, and a calendar of colleges visiting the High School can be seen. Students can also view the status of their college transcript requests.

The current features of Naviance are of assistance primarily to members of the Junior and Senior Class. However, there are several features of the program that can assist Freshmen and Sophomores, including a personality self discovery assessment, tools to find and research careers of interest, and the opportunity to track extra-curricular activities for their resume.

Guidance has provided each student with a Registration Code which is used one time to set up your password protected Naviance account.

To begin using Family connection, go to and follow these steps:

On the home page, enter the code that is printed on your personal access card in the "New User" box and click "Register." Fill out the registration page, including your email address and a private password. At the bottom of the page, check the box that you agree to the terms of use and click "Complete Registration" NOTE: When you log-in in the future, your user name is your email address and your password is the one you established when registering. If you change your email address at any point, remember to update it in Family Connection. The Welcome page will appear when your registration is accepted. Announcements and other important information are posted on the Welcome page. Check it often!

These are the sections you may find useful:

My Profile - Includes basic biographical data and grade point averages.

My Checklist - This will help you keep on track by documenting what steps in the college admissions process you have completed. It also assists in communication between the counselor and the student.

My Game Plan - This is a short survey designed to get you thinking about your future. It will also assist the counselor in advising you what to do in order to reach those goals. The answers to this survey are shared only with your counselor.

My 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 you when developing the final draft of the resume you plan to send to colleges.

My Colleges - You will receive an email alerting you to the date and time of college visits. As you apply to colleges, you will track the status of your applications under "Colleges to which I'm Applying".

My 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.

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

Student Response Survey - This is a survey of open ended questions about you. Answering these questions will not only give your counselor important information about you, it will help you organize these thoughts and information.

College Search - To start, begin with a section that's important to you. It's up to you which questions you answer and in what order. You can view your results at any point along the way by clicking View Matches. Once you have narrowed down your list of schools, you will be able to compare these colleges using historical admissions results from your own school.

College Lookup - Start here to research a specific college. We always recommend that students visit the college's 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 South Brunswick High School 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.

College Compare - This tool allows you to compare average GPA's and test scores for accepted students from SBHS at up to ten colleges. School averages are displayed in green when your number is higher and red when your number is lower. The column labeled "Accepted" shows the number of students accepted out if the number of students that applied.

Scattergrams - This tool allows you to visually see how you compare to SBHS students who have applied to a particular college based on your GPA's and SAT/ACT scores.

Acceptance History - When you find a school that you are interested in, click the link for more detailed information about how you compare to past applicants from SBHS. In particular, look at overlap schools and school stats in both numerical and graphical formats.

Visit Schedule - College admissions representatives visit SBHS throughout the Fall. To see what colleges have scheduled visits, go to "colleges" and then "College Visits".

Scholarship List - Click here for a listing of scholarships of which we receive notice. 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.