Engage and convert prospective students into applicants faster with Connections
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?
Get started with Connections
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.
"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."
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"We have been so impressed with the relationship we have developed with Cialfo over the past year and a half. The user friendly platform has students at the heart of what they do, yet the data driven approach is incredibly beneficial to universities."
"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."
"Cialfo’s premium profile and content library have been helpful in navigating the 'new normal' of international student engagement. We’ve been able to share our virtual opportunities and summer programs with students around the world.”
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.
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.