Helping Your Students Use CollegeView

Basics tips to help you get your students started

Helping all of your students through the college search process can be difficult, especially if you are the counselor for hundreds of students. Providing help for counselors was just one of the many factors that we kept in mind as we redesigned CollegeView; we hope that you find our tools useful, our editorial helpful, and our site easy to navigate. Below are a few tips to help you become accustomed to CollegeView.

Where Should Students Start?

The best place for students to begin their college search process is the registration page. Registering on MyCollegeView allows students to save their college search results, store information on specific schools, receive messages from colleges and universities, and take our interest inventory to help them figure out the right career path.

The College Search

Once students register on CollegeView, our college search tool allows them to find colleges and universities that meet all of their needs. Students can search by:

  • area of study
  • location
  • student body size
  • city size
  • private/public
  • school type
  • religious affiliation
  • student body type
  • ethnicity
  • athletics
  • special services
  • disabilities

They can also search for a college or university by the school name and view alphabetical lists of all schools throughout the country.

Students can use the “save search” tool to add the search results to their MyCollegeView page, allowing them to view the results at any time.

Advice for Financial Aid

Figuring out how to pay for a college education can be more stressful for some families than the actual college search process. Our financial aid section provides students and parents with financial aid timelines, tips on filling out the FAFSA, information on financial aid packages, and more.

The Application Process

The application process section of CollegeView gives students a step-by-step approach to finding the right school, as well as information on the application process, entrance exams, transferring schools, and continuing education. Here students can find tips on writing admissions essays, online college applications, admissions interviews, and more.

Getting Them Ready for College Life

The campus life and careers and majors sections will help your students prepare for the years that are ahead of them. Students can read articles about life at college, how to pack for their first semester, safety on campus, and what to expect as far as an academic transition. In the careers and majors section, students can explore a variety of careers, as well as get advice on choosing a major, internships, and preparing for the first job.

We hope you enjoy the new site and find the tools and information to be very useful. If you experience any problems with CollegeView or have any questions or suggestions, please contact us.


This article was written by Hannah Purnell

Hannah Purnell is a staff writer for Hannah writes extensively on the topic of undergraduate studies and the college search process.

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