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  • Wondering how to identify students interested in your university?

  • Want to connect directly with those qualified students who are interested?

  • Wish to meet qualified students earlier in their admissions journey?

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Connections lets you identify students (as well as their counselors and guardians) who are interested in your university so you can engage with them directly.


Craft targeted outreach strategies based on the near-real-time interactions of students, counselors and guardians with your university through Cialfo.


Reach prospective students faster by identifying qualified students who have demonstrated their interest in your university.


Improve conversion rates by surfacing the right content in front of prospective students at the right time.

Nahid Afshan

Head of Admissions, BITS Pilani Dubai Campus

"Cialfo certainly has an impressive network of schools across various countries and is increasingly perceived as a very student-friendly virtual platform by schools, to identify and shortlist the universities and various undergraduate programmes of the students’ interest. So in these challenging times, when we are unable to meet or connect with the schools physically, this seems to be the perfect virtual solution to connect with schools and students across the globe."

Carolyn Barr

International Relations Adviser, Leiden University

“It's sometimes very hard to figure out the success rate [of recruitment initiatives]. But for Cialfo with this tool [Higher Ed Insights], it’s much easier for the institution to figure out the success rate.”

Sudarshana Shukla

Guidance Counsellor, The Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai

“Direct Apply is an amazing tool, and it’s great that you have individual advisors walking students through the process. It just gives the students and us confidence in the product. Direct Apply makes things so efficient in terms of completing the application — student details are pre-populated from the information they’ve filled in on Cialfo.”

University, Ireland

“It's the first time that we are engaging with live data and are able to drill into specific data that can help us benchmark against our peer institutions.”

Emerson Buczolits

Manager of International Student Recruitment, OCAD University

"The OCAD University Admissions & Recruitment office is dedicated to creating and providing quality and accessible services for our potential applicants. The digital space allows us to interact with more students worldwide than ever before through means of videos, info-sessions, online workshops and more."

Greg Friedman

Director of International Admission, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

"1 on 1 counselor appointments and small group visits are extremely valuable for our team to identify the best fit students and build relationships with counselors. I encourage all high school guidance counselors to help us by providing visit availability in the Cialfo platform along with any other information regarding what they are looking for in a university visit. We are more than happy to cater our visits or presentations to better fit the needs of each school and community, whether that is in person or virtual."

Megan Mankerian-Stem

Director of International Enrollment Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Creighton University

"I love using College Visits as it’s a great way to really make the most of my travels this fall. It’s incredibly helpful to see the available dates and times for each school, as well as learn who’s moved schools during the pandemic! As recruiters start to hit the road again, it’s a great transition back into creating robust schedules and really making sure that we are supporting as many schools and students as possible while in country."

Dr. Daniel Saud

Director of International Programs, Admissions, Recruitment & Marketing, Washington State University

"We are excited to partner with Cialfo in increasing higher education access to students across the globe. Since 1890 Washington State has been committed to advancing, extending and applying knowledge through global engagement. Our partnership with Cialfo allows us to deliver on that mission to the 1600+ schools where students use Cialfo to apply to colleges and universities. Our partnership with Cialfo allows us to share the Coug spirit with 100+ countries and inspire future Cougs."

Francis Miller

Director of College Counseling, Xian Tie Yi High School, China

"Cialfo's customer support, professional development, and dedication to non-stop product improvement have not only made my work easier, but also have made it easier for our whole counseling team to elevate our counseling program. This is especially visible in the application results at our school."

Personalized outreach

Create personalized messages based on student demographics.

Position your university as the best-fit option by identifying what kind of content – whether videos, events, webinars or visits – is resonating best with students.

Gauge a student's true interest level based on the connections they establish with the university.

Continuous engagement

Build digital and in-person connections with qualified international students early in their admissions journey.

Keep communicating the value of your university online even when in-person contact is considered unsafe.

Attract more students by balancing digital and traditional methods of marketing and engagement.

Streamline operations with the new Cialfo-Slate integration

See all your “Connections” from Cialfo’s network of 310,000 students and their counselors in 105+ countries throughout their admissions journey, at a glance, directly within Slate.

Save time by connecting with interested high school students, their counselors, and families all in one place!

Streamline your recruitment and admissions operations by eliminating the duplication of effort, manual uploading of files, and the need to switch between multiple platforms - so you can focus on high-value work instead.

From qualified students to applicants

Share the right messages with interested students at the right time depending on whether your university is on their longlist, shortlist or applying list.

Positively impact their decisions at every touchpoint.

Improve conversion rates by helping move prospective students through the recruitment funnel faster.

Leading high schools across the world trust Cialfo

Tsinghua University High school
Yk Pao school
Xi'an Tieyi High school
UWC Thailand
UWC China
Trinity School US
Trinity School
Taipei American school
Singapore American School
Shenzhen school
Shanghai Qibao Dwight
Branksome Hall School
Shiv Nadar School
Reedley International School
Raffles Institution
Ningbo Foreign Language School
Mayo College
Malvern Preparatory School
Mahatma Gandhi International School
John Burroughs School
The International School of Kuala Lumpur
Hill School
Hiranandani Foundation School
Glendale Education
Episcopal Academy
Christopher Columbus High School
Chirec International School Hyderabad
Castilleja School
British Vietnamese International School Hanoi
Canadian International School
Brooklyn Friends School
Bangalore International School
American School Of The Hague
Aditya Birla World Academy
DSB International
Don Bosco International
Ryan Schools
Cathedral & John Connon
Oakridge Schools

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