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RepVisits Setup Wizard

Use the RepVisits setup wizard to guide you through the process of setting up RepVists for the upcoming school year.

You must complete the setup wizard to begin using RepVisits.
  1. Click the Counselor Community icon

    and click Schedule.

    You may be asked to update your account profile before the set-up wizard launches.
  2. From the setup wizard, click Get Started on the Welcome to RepVisits page.

High school information

  1. Indicate how you will be using RepVisits at your high school by selecting one of the options, then click Next.

    If you are not sure whether or not your school will be setting up both visits and fairs, choose both. You will then have the ability to set up both visits and fairs at your school, even if you do not use both.
  2. From the list, choose the correct time zone for your school, then click Next.
    • Your school's time zone appears to colleges when scheduling an appointment.
    • The time zone is included in the appointment details after an appointment is scheduled and confirmed.


Regular weekly hours

To set up your calendar for the upcoming academic year and establish weekly available time slots:

  1. Select your school's Start and End Dates for Visits.
  2. Click Add Time Slot.
  3. Open the Day(s) list and choose the days of the week to make the new time slot available.
  4. Set a Start Time and an End Time. Times must be entered using this format: #:## AM or #:## PM

    Set the start and end dates to reflect the dates that your school actively engages students for the academic year.
  5. Determine how many colleges you will accept or schedule during that time period.
  6. Select the type of visit to schedule during that time slot. When Either is selected, the college rep requesting the visit can choose if they want to meet with students virtually or in person.

    Offer late afternoon and evening time slots for colleges to schedule virtual visits with your students so students and parents can attend from home. Students can access the virtual visit link from the College Visits page in Naviance Student, making it easy for them and their families to join the meeting from anywhere. Colleges will follow the same process for scheduling whether a visit occurs during the school day or after school hours.
  7. Continue to add time slots as needed, then click Next.

Blocked days

Blocked holidays

Select the Common US Holidays that your school observes, then click Save Blocked Holidays. Your availability is updated to reflect those holidays.

Custom blocked days

Add custom blocked days for your school's spring break schedule, teacher or staff in-service days, or other special events when visits cannot be scheduled at your school.

  1. Click Choose Dates and select a day or the first day to block off from the calendar.
    • To select a single day, click the date again.
    • To set a date range, choose the last date to be blocked off in the range.
  2. With the calendar open, click Select a Reason and make a selection. The reason appears to a college or university when attempting to schedule a visit.
  3. Click Add Blocked Time.

  4. Continue adding custom blocked days as needed, then click Next.


On days when your school's bell schedule is different, or you have an influx of college visit requests, you can customize your school's regular hours and blocked days.

  1. On the Exceptions tab, click Choose a Date.
  2. Select the date for which you need to add exceptions.
  3. Manage time slots on the selected day:
    1. Click the trash can icon to remove a time slot, then click Confirm.
    2. Click a time slot to edit the visit type or the number of colleges that can visit during that time slot.
    3. Select Remove all visit openings for XX/XX/XXXX? to remove all visits on that day.
    4. Navigate to the Add a New Time Slot section, set up the new time slot, then click Add Time Slot.
  4. Continue adding blocked days as needed, then click Next.

Availability settings

Visit confirmations

Determine if your school will automatically confirm all incoming visit requests or manually review each incoming request.

Visit availability

Decide if you will allow for-profit U.S. institutions to request visits.

Visit scheduling

  1. Change the number of days that colleges can:
    • Schedule a visit without a specific amount of advanced notice.
    • Cancel or reschedule visits online less than a certain number of days in advance.
  2. Open the Accept list and select an option to determine how many colleges or university visits can be scheduled per day, regardless of the time slots established in your weekly hours and exceptions.
    • After the maximum number of visits per day is scheduled, the day will display as booked.
    • Alternatively, accept appointments until all time slots have been filled.
  3. If you select a maximum of, change the number of visits per day.

  4. Click Next.

Messaging options

Confirmation message

Enter a custom confirmation message. Add information for your school such as directions to the campus, instructions on parking, entering the building, and finding the counseling department. The message is included in the confirmation email sent to admission representatives after their visit is confirmed.

By default, confirmation emails include:

  • Your high school name
  • City and state of high school
  • Date/time of visit

Special instructions for RepVisits

  1. Enter any information that a representative should know before scheduling a visit to your school. For example, all visits occur in a particular location, you are using your virtual link, or seniors can only attend visits during certain hours. The note appears for admissions representatives when requesting appointments at your school.

    There is a 250-character limit for this note.

  2. Click Next.
Choose one high school in the district to be the primary high school for scheduling visits. In the Special Instructions section, add a note for college reps that visits will include students from all high schools within your district. After confirming the visits, sends the visit details to the other high schools in the district so the other high schools can manually add those visits to their calendars.

Notifications and primary contact

Primary contact for visits

Open the Primary Contact Name list and choose the point of contact to field visit changes or cancelations at your school. This point of contact's name, phone number, and email are included in the appointment details.

The list of primary contact names only includes staff members who are part of the Counselor Community. If a staff member is not listed, contact the Support team.

Notifications for visits

  1. From the list of staff members, select those to receive email notifications for new, rescheduled, confirmed, and denied visits. Staff members who are not part of the Counselor Community are not listed.

    To send email notifications to staff members not listed, type their email addresses in the field provided. Use a comma to separate email addresses if entering more than one.
  2. Click Next.

Calendar sync

  1. To sync your RepVisits calendar with a third-party calendar such as Google or Outlook, click Subscribe to RepVisits in iCal/Outlook.
  2. Click Copy to copy the URL you will need to set up the calendar sync.
  3. Click X to close the dialog box to return to the Calendar Sync page, then click Next.

Naviance settings

  1. Review the information about connecting Naviance and RepVisits.
  2. Optionally, select Yes, I would like to connect and then click Next.
  3. Review any imported college visits and then click Next.
  4. From Publish Settings,
  5. Choose Automatically publish confirmed visits or Manually choose which visits to publish. If automatically publishing confirmed visits, all visits confirmed in RepVisits are immediately available for student registration in Naviance Student.

    Select Manually choose which visits to publish until you are ready to publish all confirmed visits after they have been scheduled.
  6. Select Yes to notify students via email when a college of interest is confirmed to visit your high school. Students with the college in their Colleges I’m Thinking About or Colleges I’m Applying To will receive the email notification.

  7. Set the Maximum Number of Visits per Student.
  8. From Default Visit Details for College Visits:
    1. Enter an In-Peron Visit Location.
    2. Enter the Max Number of Students.
    3. Choose to Display a Deadline and Status to Students.
    4. Set a Student Registration Deadline.
    5. Enter Instructions for Students.
  9. Click Next.


  1. Determine who can see your school's visit availability.
    • Choose All Higher Education RepVisits Users (Published) so colleges and universities can begin requesting or scheduling visits to your high school.
    • Choose Only My High School (Unpublished) to publish your calendar to colleges and universities later.
  2. Click Next and read the information on the You're all set! page.
  3. Click Take Me to My Visits or Get Started with College Fairs to complete the setup wizard.
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