To begin researching for colleges and universities, click on Schools tab on the left-hand menu.

Search

Cialfo allows counselors and students to search for universities by a variety of criteria and filters - the 2 most frequently used search filters are listed below.

  • Entrance Requirements:

    • Direct Apply: Select this to show universities offering Direct Apply programs. To know more about Direct Apply, click here.

  • Regions

Columns

With columns, you may customize the list of columns displayed in the Schools tab to your specifications. You may toggle on/off any of the columns as well as drag the columns to rearrange them to fit your preference.

Note: If you'd like to use the previous version of Search, you may select "Search Classic".

Helpful Tips when searching for colleges and universities

There is a variety of Search (Filter) for schools. The most common ones are:

  1. Avg SAT

  2. Avg ACT

  3. Courses & Majors

  4. IB Requirement (UK)

  5. Avg Financial Aid

(1) & (2), the Avg SAT and Avg ACT filter (only works for US schools) allows you to search for schools that accepted students of average SAT/ACT score within your indicated search parameter. You can either indicate a minimum score to find schools that accept students on average above a certain score and/or indicate a maximum score to find schools that accepts students on average below a certain score.

(3) the Courses & Majors filter allows you to search for colleges that feature the Courses & Majors of your interest. After selecting the filter, type into the search box for the Courses & Majors of your interest. You can either click on the search term you’ve typed to search for all Courses & Majors that match the search term or select one or more of the options found.

(4) the IB Requirement (UK) filter (only works for UK schools) allows you to search for schools that have IB Requirements within your indicated search parameter. You can either indicate a minimum score to find schools that accept students above a certain score and/or indicate a max score to find schools that accepts students below a certain score.

Links to other useful articles

Moving a University to the shortlist, longlist or applying

Exploring the University Profile

How to add Colleges that do not currently exist in the Cialfo database?

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