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College Planning & Resources

Your School Counselor is available by appointment to assist with college & career guidance.  

Mrs. Kunkel (A - F), Mrs. O'Malley (G - N), Mrs. Boyd (O - Z) 

It's important for a student to find the best "fit" based on their priorities - size, academics, major, location, cost, atmosphere, and feel. By considering a plan for your college career now, you can be more prepared as you take the next step in your education. There are numerous events and resources available at Chartiers Valley High School to assist you throughout this process.


*Admission counselors:  Chartiers Valley High School is now using RepVisits; you can now go to https://CounselorCommunity.com to create an account and schedule an appointment with our high school.   


College Planning Checklists & Presentations

Freshman & Sophomores



Post Secondary College Planning (event presentation)

College Search 

Naviance Student

Junior College Search

Mock Interview Questions and Tips

College Visit & Job Shadow Form for Excused Absence

Rep Visits on Campus Many representatives schedule visits on campus during the school day.  Students can attend meetings if they register prior to the visit AND have permission from their classroom teacher.  Students need to make arrangements in advance with their teacher if they are missing class time. Students will be responsible for any missed work. Passes for visits will NOT be given the day of the visit.  The list of college visits can be found in Naviance under "What's New" heading.  A list is also posted on the daily HS bulletin.



College Application Process

Senior Application Process

Requesting Transcripts & Letters of Recommendation

Transcript Request Form (blue sheet)

School Profile 18-19

College App Fee Waiver Guide


Common App Matching

Requesting Recommendation Letters


Scholarship info mailed to the high school is posted on Naviance Student.  

Log onto Naviance and look for the “Scholarship List” under “Colleges” 

However...Organizations don't really send information to high schools anymore as information is readily found on the internet. It is a good idea to utilize online scholarship searches. There are other scholarship sites, but we advise you to to NOT pay for a scholarship search.

Other resources include:  Student clubs, sports, & activities. Also employers, organizations, or social clubs parent belong to.


SAT & ACT Dates & Info

General Information for Juniors

SAT Prep - Khan Academy

SAT & ACT Content Info

Test Prep Menu

Chegg's Top 50 Strategies for Test Day

Test Optional Colleges and Universities

Where & How Can You Self - Report 

Colleges Requiring the SAT Subject Tests

Colleges Requiring the ACT Writing

NEW SAT to ACT Concordance Table


Financial Aid

What IS Financial Aid?

Overview of the Financial Aid Process (Video)

Financial Aid 101 (Powerpoint Presentation)


FAFSA Tip Sheet

PHEAA (PA Higher Education Assistance Agency) Resources

NCAA Eligibility

You need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school. How to register 

You need to create a Certification Account to make official visits to Divisions I and II schools or to sign a National Letter of Intent.

NCAA Flyer

NCAA Guide

DI & DII Worksheets

Guide to NCAA Eligibility (Powerpoint Presentation)

CV NCAA Approved Courses

CIHS - Requesting Transcripts

Carlow University

Duquesne University

Listing of DUQ Courses

University of Pittsburgh

Rochester Institute of Technology

PTLW - Biomedical Sciences

NOCTI Credits

Other Resources

The Big Ten Admissions Guide

PA State System of Higher Education (PASSCHE) - All PA State Colleges


New Feature of Naviance 

Main Features of Naviance Student

Naviance Student makes it easier for students to answer the questions that will shape their future: Who am I? What do I want to be? How will I get there? In addition, how will I succeed? The new design delivers the power of Naviance to students’ fingertips with familiar and intuitive tools that personalize and simplify the college and career planning process.

Accessible Anywhere

  • Mobile-Friendly: Naviance Student is optimized for students and families to access from any device including smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks, and desktops.


 College Search

College Search

  • An exciting new experience is coming in the Fall of 2018. Use SuperMatch™ to receive a list of best-fit schools based on criteria you deem as important in your college search.
  • Best Fit Criteria: Expand and Collapse best-fit criteria to get matched with the schools that are the best fit for you.
  • Pin Schools: Use the pin feature to keep an eye on schools you are interested in.
  • Compare: Compare pinned schools based on the factors that you care for most.
  • Favorite: Add schools to the colleges you are thinking about in Naviance Student.


Easy to Use

  • Improved Navigation: Students and educators will notice improved navigation and streamlined workflows within the update.
  • Resume Export: Students can export resumes in a printer-friendly format.Phone
  • Complete online surveys and assessments
  • Sign up for college and career visits to CVHS
  • Research colleges and careers
  • Research scholarships
  • Calendar View of Tasks and To-Dos: Students can see when tasks are due in an easy-to-read calendar format.
  • Parents can request access to their student’s accounts as view only partners. 

All CVHS students have access to Naviance Student. To access the high school Naviance Student website use your Web browser to connect to https://student.naviance.com/chartiersvhs

Chartiers Valley Communities

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50 Thoms Run Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017