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Cialfo Access: Walking through the 5 steps of Direct Apply application (Counselor)
Cialfo Access: Walking through the 5 steps of Direct Apply application (Counselor)

Applying to a Direct Apply program is a breeze. Your student or you just have to follow these 5 steps to submit student's applications

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Students and counselors will have the same, exact 5 steps to complete when applying to colleges via Direct Apply.

Thus, students will be able to do it themselves or alternatively, counselors will be able to assist form the counselor's login. However, please note that if there is any application fee required, the payment can only be made by the student.

After a student adds a program under Direct Apply, you will then be able to view the Direct Apply tab under the Student's Schools section.

Here, you will find the 5 steps process for you to prepare and submit a student's application.

Step 1: Add programs

If you have added your programs, you have already completed step 1. If not, click on the Add programs button.

Step 2: Fill out application forms

Start with clicking on the Fill out application forms button. An application form will now appear where some fields will be pre-filled based on the data provided on the student's profile information page.

The form is divided into 3 parts: Profile, Academics and Documents.

The profile page includes Personal information, address, contact details, and guardian information.

Start with completing the remaining parts of the profile page. At the bottom of the page, the form requests for guardian information. If you have it available on the student's contacts page, you can directly add them by selecting their names. If not, you can add guardian details from the application page by clicking on Add New Guardian.

Click on the Save button and then click on Academics from the top of the page.


This part of the form requests for student's education and test details. Again, if the information is already available in the student's cialfo profile, it will be auto-populated in the form.

Once you have filled in all the necessary information, click on Save followed by the Documents button at the top.


Documents are of 2 kinds - student uploaded and counselor uploaded. A student uploads documents such as passport, visa, transcripts, English language certificate, etc with passport being a mandatory document from the student's side.

Counselor can click on the link highlighted in the image below to send counselor documents like transcripts, letters of recommendations, etc from cDocs.

Once you click on "this link", a new tab will open to the student's cDocs page. Do that note that as a counselor, you will only be able to send documents after the student has submitted their application to the college.


If you are looking to only upload documents, you can access the cDocs page directly from the left-hand menu, select the student that you would like to upload documents for and then click on the Upload button.

Once you've uploaded the documents, click on the Submissions tab and select the college for which you would like to send documents for.

Next on the college's submission page, simply click on the Send button next to the document and the document will be on its way to the college!

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