Family Connection is a web-based service designed especially for planning and exploring your college options. Family Connection is a comprehensive website that students and parents can use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers. Our guidance counselors will use it to track and analyze data about college and career plans; it provides up-to-date information that is specific to our school. Family Connection also lets us share information with parents and students about up-coming college visits, summer enrichment, scholarships, meetings, news, and events, as well as other web resources for college and career information.

Activate Your Account

To activate your account, please contact Mr Lang in the College & Career Center. Use the personalized registration code to login to Family Connection and set up your account as a new user. Remember to enter your email address and change your password. When you login with your password you will be able to see all the online features as well as your personal account settings and files (including final and in-progress surveys).

Selected Features to Explore

Although you can either login using your Gunn Family Connection account password or click the Enter as Guest button, in order to access certain features you must use your password. When you visit as Guest, fewer features will be available.

Your Family Connection page displays three groups: college, career, and about me.

FeatureDescriptionHow to Access
College Search• Set search criteria to yield a list of colleges to explore. Save your search to access/modify later.

• Click on the various tabs of the college profile (general, admissions, financial aid, majors and degrees, and student life) to learn more information.

• Add colleges in which you’re interested to your My Colleges list for future reference.
From the colleges tab in the top banner.
ScholarshipsLists and matching tools to help you find scholarships that fit.From the colleges tab in the top banner, in the scholarships & money box.
Résumé• Record your high school activities, awards, volunteer experience, etc.

• Rearrange your information into multiple printable versions of a résumé that you can use to present to potential employers or colleges in the future.
From the about me tab in the top banner, in the interesting things about me section, under résumé.
Explore InterestsA career interest survey about interest in types of work activities. Use the results to explore suggested occupations; examine the education, training, and skills required [and where to obtain them], as well as wages typical for these occupations.From the careers tab in the top banner.
Do What You AreA personal interests and personality survey. Use the results to explore suggested college majors and careers based on your preferences and strengths.From the about me tab in the top banner, in the interesting things about me section, under personality type.
College Search ToolsOther search tools to complement Family Connection; some are specialized.From the colleges tab in the top banner, in the college research box, click on college resources. Also click on college maps for more links.
MapsGroups of types of colleges by location. Click on a college to view its profile.From the colleges tab in the top banner, in the college research box, click on college maps.

 

College Application Statistics

College application statistics for the high school senior classes of 2006 and later are now available on Family Connection. To protect student privacy, if fewer than 4 students applied to a college, the statistics are not available.

FeatureDescriptionHow to Access
Acceptance HistoryHistorical overview of acceptance history, by college. Select a college to see:

How You Compare - Student’s test scores and GPA along with accepted students’ average test scores and GPA.
Application History

Hyperlinks
School Stats
Graph

Select colleges in top banner, then acceptance history in the college research section.

School Statistics

• Summary of Gunn application results (admit, deny, enroll), by year. Note that prior to 2008, data represents both Paly and Gunn applicants.

• Historical average GPA and SAT scores for admitted applicants, by college.

Select colleges in top banner, then acceptance history in the college research section.
Select a college, then click on SCHOOL STATS.
Scattergram GraphHistorical application results (admit, deny, waitlist) are graphed as a scattergram; applicant average GPA appears on the y-axis and applicant average SAT scores on the x-axis.

For an applicant to be represented on a scattergram for a given college, three things must be present:

1. an application result (accepted or denied)
2. a GPA
3. a test score for the type of test for which you are running the scattergram

Note about calculation of averages: If, for example, a test score is not present for the SAT (2400 scale) for some students, those students' dots/crosses are not figured into the averages on the scattergram. This means that those students will not show up on the scattergram for the 2400 scale--which means that their Test Scores and GPAs will not figure into the Accepted Average displayed on the scattergram.
Select colleges in top banner, then acceptance history in the college research section.
Select a college, then click on GRAPH.

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Select scattergrams in the college research box of the colleges section.
College CompareCompare your GPA and test scores to the average GPA and test scores of Gunn admitted students for a particular college (or multiple colleges).

School averages are displayed in green when your numbers are higher and in red when your numbers are lower than those of past admitted students.
Select colleges in top banner, then college compare in the college research section. Choose one or more colleges to compare.