Cialfo allows schools to send supporting application documents via Parchment and Common App. For schools that do not accept documents through these two Cialfo partners, we identify those schools as Direct. Direct means that documents have to be sent directly to the college or university either by mail, email, or some other platform.
BEFORE sending documents, we strongly recommend you go through our presubmission checklist.
Sending for Parchment
Before documents can be sent for a student, the student must have colleges in their Applying list in Cialfo. The counselor, student, or parent can do this depending on the Account Configuration set up by the school.
Once the college or university has been added to the Applying list, we recommend identifying the Application Round and Deadline.
Now document sending for Parchment is ready!
- Go to cDocs
- Find the student
- Click on the Submissions tab
- Notice the colleges are sorted by Parchment. Find the Parchment school you want to send documents for, and click the grey box for that college.
Assigning Documents First
Select the documents you want to send by clicking on the blue + button next to each document. Notice that the document moves up to the Assigned section.
Send Documents Next
Once you have assigned documents, you can then either press Send next to each document in this window, or return to the previous screen and press one Send button for all documents for that particular college.
After Sending - Verifying Documents Are Sent
After you have sent documents, you will notice that the status will change. First it will say Sent and include a timestamp of when it was sent. Then the status will change to Received when received by the university and update the timestamp to show when the university received the documents.