Access Family Connections through both the CGHS and Guidance Homepages
Skyward Username And Password Use your Skyward Login Username and Password. Example: SMITHCHAR000 is entered into the email blank instead of an email address.
What do I need to do on Family Connection to process my college applications?
To request to see your counselor – Click on “Contact Us”
Select “Colleges” tab to add colleges, request transcripts and search scholarships.
Seniors: Select colleges you have or will be applying to this year. If you added colleges to this list during your Junior year, you will click on this link and move them to the “Colleges I’m Applying To” list. ****See Next Slide
Select the check box(es) for the school(s) you are applying to and click “Move to Application List”.
If you have already applied to this college, check the “I have submitted my application” and “request transcript” boxes. (SAT and ACT scores are automatically placed on your transcript.) Select “Add Applications”
This privacy notice needs to be completed regardless of whether you will apply via the Common Application. If you are using the Common Application, submit your CA Username and Password in the space provided.
This list will include each of the colleges you plan to apply to this year. Add each school to your list by searching the database.
1.Look up the college(s) you are applying to by using the “College Picker”. 2.Check the box if you have already applied online using the college’s website. 3.Select “Add Colleges”
Once you have completed your application for the college, you will need to request for a transcript to be sent from CGHS. If you are still working on your application, you can come back later to change the status and request the transcript.
Check the schools you have submitted an application for and for whom you would like to request a transcript. Select “Request Transcripts”.
You will receive a confirmation that the transcripts have been requested and are “pending”. This status will change once CGHS sends your transcript electronically.
To check your transcript status, select the “transcripts” link on the colleges page. Select “View status…”
Status will change to a date once your Transcript and School Report Form are released by CGHS. Date will appear once the college has downloaded your transcript.
Not everyone needs a teacher recommendation for their college application. Recommendations are needed if your college requires them or you are on the bubble regarding admission criteria for that particular college. A letter may also be needed if you are applying to a specific program or scholarship at the college/university.
Select “Colleges” tab to begin Teacher Recommendation Process Select “Add/Cancel Requests” under Teacher Recommendations Heading Personally ask the teacher for the recommendation, then make the request in Family Connection
Find the Teacher from whom you would like to request a letter of recommendation Use the personal note box to provide the teacher details about where you are applying. Click Update Requests
Using Family Connection to learn more about your college options.
Register to meet with the college reps visiting CGHS during STAR.
Sign up for the college rep you would like to meet with on the specified date.
If you are still searching for the right college, check out the college search link.
If you already know the school you are searching for, just type the name of the school in the search box.
A link is provided to access the college’s admissions website and pplication. Important admission facts, financial aid, available majors and student life information links. Add the school to your “Colleges I’m thinking about” List. This can then be switched to the “Colleges I’m applying to” list.
Scattergrams allow you to view the GPA and SAT/ACT scores of those CGHS students who were admitted or denied at a particular college. Obviously, the names of the students are not listed.
The data on this scattergram is not real. However, it is an example of how the student data would be displayed regarding Admitted vs. Denied
How does Family Connection help me find scholarships and financial aid?
CGHS keeps a list of scholarships that we have been made aware of by local scholarship providers, as well as other state and national scholarship opportunities. Use this link to search for additional national scholarship opportunities The college resources page provides links to valid financial aid resources and websites.
Search scholarships by categories such as Health Careers, CG Scholarship Foundation, Johnson County Community Foundation, etc. Select the scholarship for more details including links to the application.
College Visits, Recommendation Letters, Scholarship Applications
Select the Document Library to access Senior Forms: College Visits Scholarship Apps
Select the Senior Brag Sheet on the “about me” tab
Select the contact us button from the Home Page
It will automatically send the email to your specific counselor from your school email address.