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Did you know there are nearly 4,000 colleges in the US? That’s a lot of colleges to choose from! Get ahead now by adding colleges to your “Colleges I’m Thinking About” list in Naviance. Your college list should include a range of options:

  • UDC
  • Community colleges (e.g., MC, PGCC, NOVA)
  • Public/private commutable four-year universities (e.g., American, Catholic, GW, UMD, Trinity, Georgetown, Howard)
  • Public/private HBCUs (e.g., Bowie, Morgan, Del State, NC Central)
  • Public/private PWIs

Before senior year, you should also:

  • Visit at least one college campus (many colleges in DC, MD, and VA are accessible via metro)
  • Research colleges’ graduation rates, financial aid packages, majors, fly-in programs, and summer academic opportunities
  • Discuss the list with your school counselor or college and career coordinator to narrow it down to the colleges you will apply to
  • Research and plan for application deadlines. Understand the difference between Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision
  • Explore resources such as Career Coach DC​, Bright Futures Engine ROI Calculator​, and College Scorecard
  • Start your college essay

When you are a senior, move the colleges you decided on to your “Colleges I’m Applying to” list in Naviance.

Log in to Naviance to begin your college journey today! Students access Naviance via Clever. Log in to Clever, scroll down to the “College and Career” section, and click on the Naviance icon.