Matching Naviance and Common App

1. If you have not yet set up a Common Application account, please do so immediately at

  • Click on Create an Account to create a username and password (this is different than your Naviance/Family Connection username and password)
  • Write down your Common Application email address to use later in Naviance/Family Connection
  • Fill out the following Common Application tasks:
  • Click on the Common App tab and complete the questions in the Education section
  • Click on the My Colleges tab and add at least one college to your list
  • Click on the My Colleges tab again and click on the Recommenders and FERPA and then sign The FERPA Release Authorization

(Note: Based on feedback we have received from college admissions offices, all students should waive their rights to access their recommendation letters. In Naviance you do this by checking yes, you waive your right. Additionally, in order to authorize release of requested records, check the last box of the form as well.)

Once you have taken care of those steps in the Common Application:

  • Log into Naviance
  • Click on colleges tab
  • Click on Colleges I'm Applying To
  • In the blue box, type in your Common Application email address and date of birth
  • Click Match