What Are My Chances? High Schoolers, Scattergrams And The College Admissions Process

Admissions scattergrams are tools used by college counselors to plot students’ relative chances of college acceptance based on GPA and test scores. Naviance, the popular college admissions software used by millions of high schoolers throughout the US, is the primary supplier of these tools. Though Naviance scattergrams are one of the most common tools that high school counselors use to help demystify the “what are my chances” part of the application process, they should be used mindfully. Here are a few important things to keep in mind in order to make the most of this tool:

How Much Should Parents and Counselors Oversee Students’ College Applications?

Teachers and school counselors should pay close attention to the authentic college entrance materials their students are producing and respect them. And while parents have a critical role to play in helping their children explore colleges and find the best match for them, there are a few signs that they may be overdoing it or worrying too much about how the process is going.

Flagstaff High School: Why I Love Being a School Counselor

The school counselors at Flagstaff High School in Flagstaff, Ariz. reflect on why they love being school counselors.

Four Things School Counselors Have In Common With Superheroes

To celebrate National School Counseling Week, we wanted to recognize the everyday superheroes we call school counselors. While they may not have great wall-climbing ability or wear fancy masks, counselors have other super powers that students, parents, and staff members may not even realize.

RepVisits Joins Hobsons

Hobsons acquires RepVisits to expand access to college opportunities for high school students.

Three Ways Allen ISD Uses Technology to Help Students Prepare for Life Beyond High School

In order to help reach all our students, we opened a College and Career Center. Specialists work with the counselors to meet with all students to map out their postsecondary plans. Specialists also work with students and families to guide them through the resources available in Naviance.

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Perseverance: Just Keep Swimming

What does perseverance mean to high school students? Is it studying hard for a test in a difficult subject? Is it practicing a skill until they’re the best they can be? For Yusra Mardini, perseverance means swimming.

Congratulations to the 2016 Education Advances Award Winner

Hobsons is pleased to recognize Flagstaff High School, of Flagstaff, Arizona, as the Naviance College and Career Readiness winner in the 2016 Hobsons Education Advances Awards. Stephen M. Smith, President of Advising and Admissions Solutions at Hobsons and co-founder of Naviance, announced the winner on the final day of the Naviance Summer Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona. Their award included $2,500.00 to promote the school’s college and career readiness efforts.

Flagstaff High School Recognized for Innovative Student Success Program

Hobsons, the world’s leader in connecting learning to life, is pleased to announce Flagstaff High School, of Flagstaff, Arizona, as the Naviance College and Career Readiness winner of the 2016 Hobsons Education Advances Awards. Flagstaff will be recognized today, during the annual Naviance Summer Institute for its innovative use of technology in helping students to advance personally, socially, and academically.

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