The College/University Application and Tracking Process

  • Family Connection from Naviance

    NSHS is pleased to provide Family Connection from Naviance, a web-based service designed for students and parents to help in making decisions about colleges and careers. Students may take a personality inventory and career interest survey, set goals, research colleges, build a resume, and more.


    Seniors may track college applications, monitor transcripts, monitor recommendations submitted electronically, and manage timelines and deadlines.

    Please use the link below to get started. Students' login and password information is available in Counseling, and parents may set up a Naviance account by registering with an email address.

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    Our Tracking Sheets | For All College Applications

    If you are applying to college, all students must submit a tracking sheet to the counseling center.  The tracking sheet for college is a green form, located in the counseling center.  The form must be submitted for each college our students apply to.  The tracking sheet allows for us to gather necessary paperwork to assist our students into getting accepted to the college of their choice.  The tracking sheet requests an official transcript, a school profile that explains to the college about our school and the rigor of our courses and grading system, letter(s) of recommendation, and required secondary/counselor forms (to be completed by the student).

    Transcript request are FREE unless transcripts or supporting documents are required by the college/university to be sent via mail.  Cost of mailed documents: $1.00.


    The tracking sheets are due to the counseling center 10 full schools days prior to the official college application deadline.  There are no exceptions.


    Letters of Recommendation

    Students that are requesting letters of recommendation to be submitted with their tracking forms are strongly urged to pick-up and complete a senior questionnaire.  The senior questionnaire is a blue form, located in the counseling center.  The form allows the student to write about themselves in a capacity that the individual writing the letter of recommendation may not be aware of.  It asks the student about interests, extra-curricular activities, and goals.

    Only one form is needed to be completed.  Our counseling center will make the needed number of copies for our students who are requesting letters of recommendation if needed.  One copy will be kept on file with the student's counselor.  The student will keep the original.  It is the student's responsibility to ask for the needed number of copies for their letters of recommendation each time a tracking sheet is completed.

    Requests for letters of recommendation need to be submitted to the individual writing the letter two (2) weeks prior to the college application deadline.

    Electronic copies of letters of recommendation should be uploaded to Naviance by the person writing the letter.  These files are saved and then are reprinted as needed by the student. An electronic version of the brag packet is available in the "downloadable files" section of this page. 


    Scholarship Tracking Sheet

    For students that are applying to scholarships, a yellow form must be submitted to the counseling center.  The form is located in the counseling center.

    Transcript request are FREE unless transcripts or supporting documents are required by the scholarship committee to be sent via mail.  Cost of mailed documents: $1.00.

    The tracking sheets are due to the counseling center 10 full school days prior to the official scholarship application deadline.

Secondary Counselor Forms

College/University Downloadable Files