College Resources



Naviance Student allows your student to:

  • Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
  • Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past
  • Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments
  • Create plans for the future – Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned by the school to better prepare your student for future college and career goals.
  • See the college visitation list and sign up for college visits/reminders - This is especially important in the Fall (August thru November every year). Colleges are added as appointments are booked and fall off the list after the date has passed so check early and often!


  •  Access and download information regarding local scholarship opportunities - especially in the Spring (click on “colleges” tab then scroll to bottom of page & click the “scholarship list”) 
  • Request your Transcript- You will request your transcript through Family Connection.


Login to your Naviance Student Account


Seniors will be given registration codes during senior meetings in September to be able to login

Naviance Family Connection User Guide (PDF)
Parent Welcome Email (PDF)
Student Quick Guide-Getting Started (PDF)
Student Quick Guide-College Planning (PDF)
Parent Quick Guide-Getting Started (PDF)
Parent Quick Guide-College Planning (PDF)


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Lincoln High School - College Resources

Web Resources for College Search, Careers and Scholarships
Applications Common Application
Campus Tours Virtual tours of colleges
Careers, Financial Aid Adventures In Education
College Ranking US News College Rankings
College Search Collegedata
College Search Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio
College Search Best Colleges: Top Christian Colleges
College Search College Board
College Search Historically Black Colleges and Universities
College Search Colleges of Distinction
College Search The Princeton Review
College Search College Is Possible
College Search Student loan information and more
College Search University Links
College Search College Prep 101
College Search, News, Scholarships Peterson's Guide to College
Financial Aid The Financial Aid Information Page
Financial Aid Glossary of Financial Aid Terminology
Financial Aid Mapping Your Future
Financial Aid National Association of Financial Aid Administrators
Financial Aid FAFSA - Federally Assisted Financial Student Aid
Financial Aid Scholarships and Financial Aid
Scholarships United Negro Scholarship Fund
Scholarships The Columbus Foundation
Scholarships in Ohio, Financial Aid Ohio Board of Regents
Scholarships SallieMae: College Answer
Testing ACT SAT Online ACT and SAT Test Practice
U.S. Government Federal Student Aid Web Site

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The College Admissions Process -- Simplified!

  • During your senior year, finalize the college search and begin to narrow down your college list.  At this point, try to ignore the Cost of Attendance (COA) and be open to the possibilities of financial aid.  You may be surprised at a financial aid package a private school may offer you.  Retake the ACT or SAT to improve your scores.
  • If you are applying for Early Decision, you must meet the college deadline established.  All admissions paper work should be submitted to the Guidance Office and you must request a transcript on your Naviance Student account.  REMINDER - IF YOU APPLY ON-LINE, YOU WILL STILL NEED THE TRANSCRIPT SENT AND ANY OTHER NEEDED FORMS THE SCHOOL REQUIRES.  Don't forget to enclose your application fee.  Should Letters of Recommendation be needed, give at least two weeks notice to the teacher or counselor by whom you need this completed and request the Letter of Recommendation in your Naviance Student account.
  • Begin the Financial Aid Process after October 1st.  Complete the FAFSA Form and any school-specific forms.  Seniors should be applying for scholarships and meeting the required deadlines.  Look for scholarships that you feel you can meet their set criteria.
  • During the Spring of your senior year, you will hear from the colleges concerning their proposed financial aid.  Evaluate the package and possibly negotiate for more.
  • Students need to finalize the college decision and commit by MAY 1st. 
  • The School Counseling Office will request this information from the seniors through our "Senior Survey" during the spring meeting and submit final transcripts to the college.
  • School Counselors meet with every senior individually during the months of September and October.  Seniors receive access to a Senior Meeting Slideshow via the Class of 2022 Google Classroom. It can also be found here.


How Colleges See You

  • Your grades in college prep courses (the depth of your transcript)
  • Your admission test scores
  • Your grades in all subjects
  • Your class rank
  • Your essay/writing sample
  • Your counselor recommendation
  • Your teacher recommendations
  • Your interview (if required)
  • Your work/extracurricular activities and leadership positions
  • Your personal recognition programs

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Suburban College Fair


Learning Disability College Fair


College Athletics

Discuss your intentions to play college athletics with your counselor during your freshman and sophomore year to ensure that you are eligible for recruitment.

Junior Year:

  • Register for the ACT and/or SAT and select the NCAA Eligibility Center code (9999) as a score recipient.
  • During the spring, register with the NCAA Eligibility Center
    1. Click on:  Prospective Student-Athletes.
    2. In the left column, click on:  Registration for U.S. Students (LHS code is 362-235).
    3. You will need a Social Security # and credit card for the application fee.
    4. Print copy 1 and copy 2 of the transcript request form and give them to your high school counselor.  The Guidance Office will send a copy of your official high school transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Senior Year:

  • Request final high school transcript for the NCAA Eligibility Center.

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