The New York Times reports that a four-year-old Web-based planning and advice system called Naviance has made navigating the maze of college admissions much easier for high-school students. The program tracks the application process, manages transcripts and recommendations, and stores scholarship information. The prized feature is a scatter graph that lets applicants judge their likelihood of admission by comparing themselves with an anonymous pool of graduates and classmates who have either already been accepter or rejected by specific colleges… (Note: Site requires free registration)