6 tips to help you choose between your UK university offers.

Posted by Emma Brownlow on Apr 6, 2017 6:47:11 PM

Congratulations! If you received at least two out of five offers from your UK university choices, you now have a decision to make. UCAS will provide all the instructions about choosing a Firm and Insurance choice university if you applied with predicted grades (important advice: your Insurance university should always have lower grade requirements than the Firm, just in case you miss your predicted grades!)

Read More

Topics: UK Applications, Best Practices

What's it like to work with an overseas education consultant?

Posted by Cialfo on Mar 20, 2017 4:02:12 PM

So you've decided to apply to overseas universities? You are probably already aware of students (maybe some of your friends) using an education consultant to help them with the entire process. But do you know what exactly transpires in these consulting sessions?

Read More

Topics: US Applications, UK Applications, Best Practices

Benefits of taking a college tour.

Posted by Cialfo on Mar 17, 2017 6:02:22 PM
Choices, choices, choices. The college decision process can be overwhelming. But what if it didn’t have to be?
So you have a couple of schools in mind, but you can’t seem to distinguish one potential college experience from another. Enter the college tour.
Read More

Topics: US Applications, UK Applications, Best Practices, Resources

College Consulting - An Exception Becoming the Norm?

Posted by Mili Kale on Mar 15, 2017 6:36:45 PM

As admission into elite colleges becomes more and more competitive, we see a new norm: families turning to professional consultants for assistance with the application process.

In Singapore, few public schools have full time counselors to help students conquer their applications to colleges overseas. However, even in the schools that do have counselors, many simply don’t have the time or bandwidth to cater to the needs of each and every student individually - leaving many students to feel clueless and alone.

Read More

Topics: US Applications, UK Applications, Best Practices

8 ways to spend your break time before College

Posted by Emma Brownlow on Feb 4, 2017 2:00:00 PM

If you’re one of the lucky ones who has finished with school AND received an offer from your dream school (perhaps at ED/EA), then you have a lot of time before you head to college. Here are some constructive things you can do during your break:

Read More

Topics: US Applications, UK Applications, Best Practices

How to deal with not getting in

Posted by Timothy Laas-Nesbitt on Feb 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

By this time, many applicants to foreign universities will have gotten at least a few results back, possibly from their dream schools. And in an especially competitive application season, many will have received rejections and/or deferrals.

So… now what?

Read More

Topics: US Applications, UK Applications, Best Practices

UK rolling applications: the early bird catches the worm?

Posted by Emma Brownlow on Aug 17, 2016 11:06:33 AM

If you’re applying to UK universities, you may have been told that your chances are higher if you submit as soon as you can. In fact, there has been debate about this for years, and many conflicting pieces of advice about the optimum time to submit your UCAS application. So, is it true that the early bird always catches the worm?

Read More

Topics: UK Applications

Of Brexit and Bachelors

Posted by Timothy Laas-Nesbitt on Jun 27, 2016 1:14:02 PM

Wow. As a multicultural company with several Europeans among our ranks, we at Cialfo are as shocked as anyone by Britain’s decision to leave the EU. This momentous outcome has already led to the resignation of the prime minister and to widespread instability in financial markets. But what are the broader implications? More specifically, will this impact Asian students looking to study in the UK? Cialfo investigates.

Read More

Topics: UK Applications

Congratulations to all our 2016 university admits!

Posted by Mugdha Hedaoo on May 18, 2016 5:29:00 PM

It's that time of the year again! Hearts are thumping at 180, the air is tense with anticipation and excitement, each phone call is met with bated breaths - and this is just us at the Cialfo office as we gear up for the moment of truth, when the news of university acceptances from our students comes pouring in!

Our performance as a team in these months stands testimony to our reason for being. And it just so happens that 2016 has been exceptionally kind to us till now. A record number of Cialfo students was accepted into the top US and UK universities this year, since we started operations in 2013.

Read More

Topics: US Applications, UK Applications

Subscribe to Email Updates


We offer college admission consulting services to help you successfully gain admission into your best-fit university. Whether it's college essay assistance or admissions interview help, our team of admission consultants will assist you every step of the way. Our experienced mentors have graduated from leading institutions such as Harvard, U.Penn, Stanford,  Cornell, Northwestern, LSE, UCL and NTU, and are eager to help you gain access to these prestigious Ivy League schools and other amazing universities around the world!