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Navigate Student

As a college student, you have a lot to keep track of between orientation and graduation. To help you succeed, Navigate is a new tool that will assist you on your journey.
Location: College Center (CC) 141
What is Navigate?

Navigate is a free mobile app that will help you thrive at ACM.  The app can help students at all levels, whether you're just getting started or are nearing graduation. Navigate helps you choose the right major, manage your requirements from financial aid to course registration, and stay on top of important dates and deadlines. It makes staying on top of the things you need to do and the important decisions of college easier. Navigate is the ultimate guide to build a path to graduation - and stay on that path!

Know When Important Milestones Are Coming Up: From attending orientation to preparing for finals, now there’s a clear timeline of what you need to do. Within each task, Navigate connects you to the links and resources you need to get things done.

Find the Right Fit: Navigate's Major Exploration tool connects your interests and goals to the right major - fill out a short survey and see which programs match!

Learn How to Get the Most Out of College: Navigate provides all the steps to start college on the right foot. Get handy tips and tutorials on everything from getting involved in student organizations to paying for college.

Connect to the Support You Need - Faster: Have questions or run into a problem? Navigate's appointment scheduler gets you face time with the people who can help. Best of all, the appointments sync with your phone’s calendar.

Making College Simple

Within Navigate, you will be able to:

  • See your To-Dos for upcoming tasks and deadlines
  • Find other students to discuss course assignments and study for tests through Study Buddies
  • Identify campus Resources
  • Learn if you have financial Holds 
  • View information about your Class Schedule, including location, time and instructor 
  • Explore your program of study and related career information through My Majors 
  • Complete an Intake Survey to inform of us of your needs outside the classroom 
  • Schedule appointments with academic advisors and tutors quickly and easily
  • Communicate with faculty members and college staff 

Download the Student App

1. Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play to download the app

2. Search "Navigate Student" to install the app

3. Once installed, search for "Allegany College of Maryland"

4. Use your ACM credentials (ID and password) to log in

After you log in, you’ll be asked to take part in an Intake Survey to help us get to know and serve you better.

From there, you can start exploring Navigate, customize how you prefer to receive notifications and reminders, schedule appointments with your advisors and begin exploring your plans for upcoming semesters with the Academic Planner. 

App Store  Google Play

View Navigate From Your Web Browser

Don't have a smartphone? You can still use the desktop version at:

Note: The Navigate product should only be used in Google Chrome.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Navigate Student, and why should I use it?

Navigate Student is a tool that will help you keep track of important dates/deadlines, build a schedule that fits your life, communicate with your advisor, find helpful resources, and reach your academic​ goals as quickly as possible. 

How do I access Navigate Student?

You can go to MyACM, select Navigate to view the Desktop platform or you can download the Navigate mobile app from Apple App Store or Google Play. 

Can I make an appointment with my advisor through Navigate Student? 

Yes! Navigate Student offers an appointment feature that will let you view your advisor's availability and schedule an appointment with him/her. To make an appointment, click on the Appointment tab, and then click the Schedule an Appointment button. Once a new appointment is set, you will receive a reminder in your To-Do list. 

Can I plan my class schedules using Navigate Student? 

Yes! You can use the Planner feature to create an academic plan that will help you map out future semesters and visualize how you can complete your major. While in Planner, you can see which classes you've completed, which ones you are currently enrolled in, and which ones you need to take. When registration opens, you can use your plan, along with a calendar that allows you to block out times when you are busy, to build a schedule that fits your life. To use the Planner features, you must log into Navigate Student using a desktop device; it is not accessible through the mobile app. 

Will all the classes in my major appear in My Planner? 

Yes!  You will automatically see your courses in My Planner. 

Can I register for my classes in Navigate Student? 

No. You will need to register in Self-Service. 


Can Navigate Student help me locate resources I may need? 

Yes! From your Navigate Student homepage, you can access a directory of physical and digital resources that are critical to your success. 

Will Navigate Student remind me of deadlines and things I need to do? 

Yes! Your To-Dos and Events screen will remind you of important steps/tasks you need to take and of important deadlines. You can also OPT IN to receive notifications on your mobile device, through email, and/or text. Notifications are only associated with mandatory To-Dos, Events, Advising Appointments, or personal reminders you set yourself.

Can Navigate help me find a study group? 

It can! Check out Navigate Student's Study Buddies feature, which helps you form study groups within your current classes. Just click on Study Buddies to get started.

What do I do if my app is frozen or acting weird?

Try a hard close and relaunch the app.

For iOS, double click the Home button then swipe the app preview away to “hard close."
On Android, open the app manager view and slide the app preview away to “hard close."

I just resolved a hold, why is it still showing up?

Holds are updated every 24 hours in Navigate, so check back tomorrow to see if it's successfully been resolved in Navigate. 

How do I change my notification settings?

In the Settings tab you can personalize your notification preferences. 

The to-dos I'm seeing don't look right to me... 

What term of college are you in? Did you select the wrong term? Go to the More tab, under their name there's a link to “Update Year and Term." If your selection is correct, in-app content might not be available for you yet. You can still use other features, and many of the To-Dos for other semesters may still be relevant.

I can't find Navigate in the App Store?

If you are an International Student, you may need to set your local address for your Apple Store or Google Play account.

Can I Access Navigate if I don't have a smartphone? 

Absolutely! You can still use the desktop version.


Help, I can't log in to Navigate? 

Can you log in to your ACM email account? If not, try resetting your password.

The same username and password on your email account are used to log into your Navigate portal. If Navigate says “Uh-oh...” or “Something went wrong,” we must not have your username in their system. Contact the IT Helpdesk for assistance or call the Advising Center at 301-784-5198.


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