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Naviance provides school counselors and administrators with easy-to-use communications tools to increase student engagement, and connect with families.

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Naviance provides school counselors and administrators with easy-to-use communications tools to increase student engagement, and connect with families.


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Hobsons
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+1.513.891.5444
Year Founded
1974
HQ Location
Cincinnati, OH
Twitter
@Hobsons
4,956 Twitter followers
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www.linkedin.com
687 employees on LinkedIn®
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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Naviance
Teacher
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Naviance helps store college and career information and tools in one location for student use. Career and college goal setting lessons are fun and engaging to students. They are also short enough to hold student attention and break planning and setting goals into manageable chunks. Also, it is fairly easy for students to use this program to request transcripts and manage college applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes Naviance can be difficult to navigate for students. The teacher page also looks different from what students see, so it can be difficult to walk a class through how to access needed lessons or materials. Teacher trainings are necessary to implement this program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Naviance helps to support college and career readiness upon graduation in an interactive, personalized way. It has helped to make our scheduled advisory time more fun and student-centered. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The manner in which the entire platform is presented provides easy access to utilize various resources for the user. It's very user-friendly overall, and it provides a good peace of mind as you navigate the platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Very little. It's simple and straightforward. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Problems include how to ensure students have proper information regarding potential post-secondary options and career interests they could explore. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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LPA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I used Naviance to track students' matriculations into college. It does a good job of producing reports and organizing data. I like how you can upload and submit to all the colleges simultaneously. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's just not Salesforce. It doesn't have nearly the tracking abilities nor collaboration capabilities that Salesforce has. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It does a really great job at allowing you to track student data as they prepare to go to college. Parents, studentsm admins really enjoy it. It's a good investment for a school to make. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UP
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is easy to view and allows students to compare different school with a lot of information, such as price, sports, dorms, act, sat, and gpa. It allows seniors to create a list of schools they applied to and what the decision was. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some parts are hard to use such as putting in the scholarship money that you have received and the resume part is a little complicated for first time users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Naviance is great for college, it allows letters of recommendations to be sent to colleges straight from the website. It also allows students to link their common app to naviance to help make using the website easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Schools benefit from this a lot because juniors are able to take quizzes to see what colleges are best for them and seniors are able to compare the colleges they are applying to. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

this program is a powerful tool and does not need a lot of data input to use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

really, the program is very useful and we have not found any features that we are not happy with Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

this helps us to manage our students, allows us to load documents in for college applications, etc Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director of College Counseling
Primary/Secondary Education
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that Naviance is a cooperative platform where students, teachers and colleges can collaborate around college applications. I love the eDocs feature most, as well as the college list-building and research tool. The scatter plots for predicted college acceptance is also helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Naviance has an unattractive user interface, which is not appealing to look at. I wish the student-facing side were more visually appealing and had more options for administrators to add more easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get eDocs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to collaborate with students, teachers, and colleges through the app. It helps eliminate multiple methods of information exchange, because everything can be sent through the platform. It makes student advising much easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like how you can upload and submit to all the colleges at once. I like how the students only need to send once and it reminds me by sending me an email. I like how all the students who have requested a letter from you are on one list in the same spot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't like all the buttons you have to push to upload one recc for one student. I think the procress is a bit long to get to the web page where you actually upload the letter. I also don't like that it does not alert nor remind you that a student Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using this process for educational purposes. I have realized that it is very useful for organizational purposes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Naviance is a great program for helping students plan for their future and careers. From picking classez, to colleges, to jobs - it assists them every step of the way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Naviance can be a little difficult to navigate at first. It can also be easy for students to skip through and not give their full attention. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

While it can be difficult to use at times, the benefits for students using Naviance over time outweigh the learning curve at the beginning. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Naviance has helped create an advisory class for students that doesn't have to be taught multiple times per week. It allows students to get an advisory credit over a long period of time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The program allows easy upload of recommendation letters and student "common app" ratings.

The program allows students to progress over a four year span allowing them better prepare themselves for:

College Application Process

Job Training

College Readiness

Study Skills Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is clumsy to navigate through the website.

It is difficult to see past recommendations and ratings.

Difficulty and lack of user to user communication. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Uploading ratings and recommendations for students.

Career tools for students. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Special Education Teacher
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Naviance is a user friendly program that allows students to work with educators in order to make their post-secondary transition as seamless as possible. Naviance has the availability for all of the students information regarding testing, college requests, and their high school information to all in be in program. This program can be viewed at school and at home. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some students have a difficult time linking information, as they also use the College Board site frequently. Using multiple platforms can be challenging for some students, and information is therefore left out. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Students take various assessments within Naviance throughout high school. They are able to narrow down their interests and personality traits in order to find applicable careers. This helps students to think of career paths and therefore post-secondary education. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AP
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Naviance is easy to navigate and has a ton of information available and is easy to navigate. Our students use it to explore different careers using the career cluster search as well as using the super Match college search tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It does not print off information (I.e. survey results, data) in a user friendly way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Know what you want from it before purchasing some additions that you might not need or might not yet be ready to implement. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data collection is much easier. Students can log in and respond to surveys any where they have a computer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love being able to submit documents to colleges and having an electronic record of the submission. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don’t like the email component, it is not user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great resource for students at the high school level. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making college and career planning easier for my students Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the vast array of tools available to capture data and the ability to manage so many facets of the college application process through one streamlined portal. Their customer service as well is some of the speediest I have experienced. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Naviance has a tendency to break down on important application deadlines, and the interface of Naviance with the Common App regarding teacher recommendations is at times cumbersome. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One stop shop for all my college application process needs. Has allow me to better streamline the process, have access to real time and concrete data that can be used to direct important high level changes in the overall project management of college applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This service provides outreach opportunities to potential clients. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing. The information is always accurate and complete. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to contact clients out side of our network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The edocs capabilities save a great deal of time, and the college/university info is extremely helpful. I like that it's one software that students can access for so many different types of information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the processing times for documents are very long. At times, the help articles are not actually helpful, and contacting customer service isn't very helpful sometimes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Transmitting documents to colleges and universities is so much easier and faster, and I have a verification that they were received. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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School Counselor
Primary/Secondary Education
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Naviance allows students to document aspects of their student success plans in one place . They use Naviance to write annual academic, career, and social/personal goals , explore career paths through unique career cluster and key inventories, and have a great college exploration tool . You can easily survey students and assign tasks to document what has been completed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If settings are not correct, information can be lost from year to year or when transferring school levels. Student passwords often need to be reset. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Not related to my use of tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This allows for a one stop shop for all things college and career goal oriented Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Can be hard to navigate and get confusing for students Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows for everything to be in one place Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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French Teacher
Primary/Secondary Education
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the ease of uploading my letters of recommendation and of being able to read what students say about themselves. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I can't think of anything that I dislike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to track my students goals. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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English Teacher
Education Management
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Visual data about college matches from the specific demographics of your school. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some difficulty writing letters of recommendation for the common app. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

We take time out of homeroom/advisory for students to create accounts, log in, and get walked through the process by a teacher who knows how to work it. Otherwise, can't guarantee they'll do it on their own time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My students are very unfamiliar with the college application process (low-SES school). However, Naviance allows them to see what schools are safeties, matches, and reaches for them. They are able to realistically see where they should apply, and have a guide throughout the application process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

so far i like it, need more experience with it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

nothing yet, it is very new for us in broward Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

parent link Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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School Counselor
Education Management
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Naviance has changed the way I do my job. It is incredible how everything is packaged into one program. The students love using it and are amazed at what the program can do. The program has brought a whole new level of knowledge and information to the students. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have a pretty positive attitude towards Naviance. There are a couple of downsides to the program. I believe that the program is quite expensive. It has some great add on features, however quite pricey. Another downfall is that not all colleges or universities accept electronic documents. Which then in turn makes the process archaic again. I also had some technology issues with the add on curriculum piece and it took them several months to fix the problem. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits are great. I have a tracking system of when I send transcripts and publish scholarships. There is also an excellent piece to communicate with parents. The turn around for college admissions documents is great also. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Classics & ASL Teacher
Education Management
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Naviance is a useful tool for teachers to be able to manage student letters of recommendation requests for college successfully, but I feel there is more the app could provide. The organization of the website is very simple and easy to navigate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The one aspect of Naviance that does not work well is notifications. I had students tell me they had submitted a request for me, but I had to log in to see the request. I checked the settings and there is not much to push to email or have an app on your personal device to let you know there was a request. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a great system for students and educators. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In our school system, Naviance is helping teachers work closely with guidance counselors to create an efficient and effective way for students to prepare their applications for college. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CF
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Naviance makes it easy to streamline the college admission process. It allows students to put all of their information in one place. From there, independent college counselors, parents, and teachers can access everything. It is without a doubt a necessary tool. It fills in gaps and leaves no stone unturned. It is such a helpful tool for communicating with multiple people who are all necessary in the college process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I truly dislike about Naviance. I've found that sometimes students will get overwhelmed by the amount of information, but that is more a function of the college process than the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely use it. It will make your life easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problem this solves is the need to aggregate a lot of information. Multiple parties need to come together to get a student into college, and Naviance does a great job. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease of use and access to all materials that have been uploaded and how it is universally available to all the applications are submitted Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Time it takes to upload ... At times it is slow and hard to maneuver from one student to another Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

As a teacher, practice using the program ahead of due dates and place Word document reccomendations in a single folder and properly labeled so it is easy to upload Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to carbon copy similar personal info for multiple students Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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