OpenApply Resource Library

We have filled our free resource library with guides to OpenApply, issues of the IAB, on-demand webinars, conference recaps, and more.
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Data Sheets

Read our concise data sheets around our services and offerings.

Services & Integrations Overview
Services & Integrations Overview

Learn more about Faria Education Group’s integrated technology suite spanning Admissions Management, Learning & Teaching, and Activities Management & Online Payments.

Case Study

Read through our case studies, written by schools who used OpenApply to solve a specific problem at their school.

KIS International School
KIS International School

OpenApply has been very helpful in being able to show data and metrics to push forward decisions at the board level. Having that central location for multiple stakeholders to collaborate and work together, as a school ecosystem, we are utilising more and more of OpenApply’s tools.

International 
School of Paris
International 
School of Paris

For 60 years, the International School of Paris (ISP) has been developing internationally-minded learners who think independently, engage meaningfully and act collectively.

International School of Nanshan Shenzhen
International School of Nanshan Shenzhen

International School of Nanshan Shenzhen (ISNS) was founded in 2002, and boasts a diverse community of teachers and students from over 20 countries.

Hampton School
Hampton School

Hampton School is an independent day school for boys in Greater London, UK, taking pupils aged 11 to 18. Founded in 1557, it had a long history of conducting admissions the old-fashioned way.

ATLAS American School of Malaga
ATLAS American School of Malaga

ATLAS ASM is a new school based in Spain’s Costa del Sol. Its admissions team has used OpenApply from the start, embedding its streamlined workflows into its admissions processes from day one.

Quality Schools International
Quality Schools International

OpenApply has transformed the way QSI handles admissions and re-enrolments and has helped to standardise admissions across the whole group.

International School of London, Qatar
International School of London, Qatar

OpenApply is one of those rare ICT tools that really has made a very positive difference to the way we work!

The International School of the Gothenburg Region (ISGR)
The International School of the Gothenburg Region (ISGR)

OpenApply has allowed us to automate our admissions workflow, keep all stakeholders informed, and develop a deeper understanding of student and parent needs.

International School of Central Switzerland
International School of Central Switzerland

The export options in OpenApply have reduced our need for printing out large amounts of paper to collate student and parent information, particularly for statistical returns, which we are required to submit quarterly in Switzerland.

International School of Busan
International School of Busan

OpenApply’s flexibility has made it easy to establish the perfect balance of standardised and personalised admissions services

Aarhus Academy for Global Education
Aarhus Academy for Global Education

Founded in 2011 to meet the increasing demand for international education in Denmark’s second-largest city, AAGE offers the International Baccalaureate Primary and Middle Years Programmes to over 100 students aged 3 to 15.

Western Academy of Beijing
Western Academy of Beijing

The Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) is a leading non-profit, independent IB World School. Founded in 1994, WAB offers the full IB curriculum from Early Years – Grade 12. Over 1,400 students from more than 50 countries.

Khan Lab School
Khan Lab School

Khan Lab School (KLS) is an independent school associated with Khan Academy. In keeping with Sal Khan’s “One World Schoolhouse” philosophy, KLS provides an extended-year, extended-day, mixed-age program with a collaborative, project-based learning approach.

International School of London
International School of London

Founded in 1972, the International School of London (London campus) was one of the first schools in the world to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

American Embassy School of New Delhi
American Embassy School of New Delhi

Ylva Kovacs, Director of Admissions at the American Embassy School of New Delhi discusses her and her team’s experience with OpenApply, and why it’s been beneficial for her school.

Istanbul International Community School
Istanbul International Community School

Read our case study on Istanbul International Community School who uses ManageBac, OpenApply, and SchoolsBuddy to provide an integrated and best-in-breed modular solution that overcomes many of their school’s challenges.

School Resources

Browse our free resources designed to inspire and assist international and independent schools with their admissions, marketing and advancement initiatives.

Adapting to the Future: UK Independent School Admissions and Marketing Cheat Sheet (2024)
Adapting to the Future: UK Independent School Admissions and Marketing Cheat Sheet (2024)

Building Your School Brand: A Blueprint
Building Your School Brand: A Blueprint

From Launch to Legacy: A Comprehensive Guide for New Schools
From Launch to Legacy: A Comprehensive Guide for New Schools

Smooth Transitions: Maximising Feeder School Application Efficiency
Smooth Transitions: Maximising Feeder School Application Efficiency

Guide to Best Practice for Transitioning Students
Guide to Best Practice for Transitioning Students

Power-Packed Parent Communication Cheat Sheet
Power-Packed Parent Communication Cheat Sheet

School Admissions and CRM Whitepaper
School Admissions and CRM Whitepaper

Professionalise Your Admissions Whitepaper
Professionalise Your Admissions Whitepaper

Guides

Browse our step-by-step guides designed to help you get started and succeed with OpenApply.

OpenApply QuickStart Guide: Processing Applications & Troubleshooting Issues
OpenApply QuickStart Guide: Processing Applications & Troubleshooting Issues

Best-practices to view, tag and filter applications, handling statuses and re-applying, and answers to common questions of the application process.

OpenApply QuickStart Guide: Application Review
OpenApply QuickStart Guide: Application Review

How to enable and manage the application review mode on OpenApply

OpenApply QuickStart Guide: Application Best-practices and FAQs
OpenApply QuickStart Guide: Application Best-practices and FAQs

Common application questions from our schools and answers from our admissions experts

OpenApply QuickStart Guide: The Parent Journey
OpenApply QuickStart Guide: The Parent Journey

An overview of how parents are involved in their child's enrolment & admission journey via OpenApply

Guide to OpenApply & WeChat
Guide to OpenApply & WeChat

Permit WeChat Login, enable WeChat Pay and make use of our WeChat Mini Programme to bring OpenApply to your community

Getting Started with OpenApply Agent Accounts
Getting Started with OpenApply Agent Accounts

An improved user experience for both Agents and the schools that utilise them.

Guide to Integration with iSAMS
Guide to Integration with iSAMS

Custom workflows from OpenApply to iSAMS with version 2.0

Introduction to the OpenApply Schools Directory (OASD)
Introduction to the OpenApply Schools Directory (OASD)

The OpenApply Schools Directory was developed to support families as they start their admissions journey at schools around the world.

OpenApply QuickStart Guide: Guide to IDAT
OpenApply QuickStart Guide: Guide to IDAT

Providing a seamless IDAT experience for Parents, from application through to viewing test results

OpenApply & PowerSchool Integration
OpenApply & PowerSchool Integration

Streamline data management with this powerful integration

Getting Started with the OpenApply SIMS Export
Getting Started with the OpenApply SIMS Export

Export data into an XML file suitable for SIMS import

Getting Started with OpenApply CRM Module
Getting Started with OpenApply CRM Module

Attract, nurture and convert prospective students to your school with the new OpenApply CRM!

Getting Started with OpenApply for Admissions
Getting Started with OpenApply for Admissions

This guide walks new customers through how to get started with OpenApply for school admissions and provides an overview of your subscription, account setup, integrations, admissions applications, and other FAQs. Read more today!

OpenApply Brochure CN
OpenApply Brochure CN

OpenApply Brochure
OpenApply Brochure

International Admissions Bulletin

Read our International Admissions Bulletin, the publication of choice for admissions professionals in international schools. Learn more, contribute, give your feedback, or subscribe to the IAB below:

Learn more

International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 11
International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 11

September 2023

International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 10
International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 10

September 2022

International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 9
International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 9

September 2021

International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 8
International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 8

September 2020

International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 7
International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 7

September 2019

International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 6
International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 6

March 2019

International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 5
International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 5

September 2018

International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 4
International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 4

March 2018

International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 3
International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 3

September 2017

International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 2
International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 2

March 2017

International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 1
International Admissions Bulletin: Issue 1

September 2016

Conference Recaps

View all of our presentations given at various admissions and enrolment conferences all over the world.

OpenApply Admissions Workshop Amsterdam 2023: Recap
OpenApply Admissions Workshop Amsterdam 2023: Recap

OpenApply Admissions Conference London 2022: Recap
OpenApply Admissions Conference London 2022: Recap

OpenApply Virtual Admissions Conference Spring 2022: Recap
OpenApply Virtual Admissions Conference Spring 2022: Recap

OpenApply Virtual Admissions Conference Fall 2021: Recap
OpenApply Virtual Admissions Conference Fall 2021: Recap

OpenApply Virtual Admissions Conference Spring 2021: Recap
OpenApply Virtual Admissions Conference Spring 2021: Recap

OpenApply Virtual Admissions Conference 2020: Recap
OpenApply Virtual Admissions Conference 2020: Recap

OpenApply Admissions Conference Kuala Lumpur: Recap
OpenApply Admissions Conference Kuala Lumpur: Recap

November 15-16, 2019 Conference Recap: "The Admissions Experience"

OpenApply Admissions Conference Milan: Recap
OpenApply Admissions Conference Milan: Recap

March 29-30, 2019 Conference Recap: "The Admissions Experience"

OpenApply Admissions Conference Hong Kong: Recap
OpenApply Admissions Conference Hong Kong: Recap

November 9-10, 2018 Conference Recap: "The Admissions Experience"

OpenApply Admissions Conference Copenhagen
OpenApply Admissions Conference Copenhagen

May 18-19, 2018 Conference Recap: "Everybody plays a role"

OpenApply Admissions Conference Mumbai: Recap
OpenApply Admissions Conference Mumbai: Recap

November 3-4, 2017 Hosted at Oberoi International School – OGC Campus

OpenApply Admissions Conference Phuket: Recap
OpenApply Admissions Conference Phuket: Recap

October 20-21, 2017 Conference Recap: "Admissions at the Leadership Table"

OpenApply Admissions Conference Doha: Recap
OpenApply Admissions Conference Doha: Recap

April 28-29, 2017 Hosted at International School of London, Qatar

OpenApply Admissions Conference Shanghai: Recap
OpenApply Admissions Conference Shanghai: Recap

November 3-5, 2016 Hosted at Western International School of Shanghai

OpenApply Admissions Conference Barcelona: Recap
OpenApply Admissions Conference Barcelona: Recap

October 14-15, 2016 Hosted at Benjamin Franklin International School

OpenApply Admissions Conference Singapore: Recap
OpenApply Admissions Conference Singapore: Recap

January 29-30, 2016 Hosted at GEMS World Academy (Singapore)

Videos

Watch our videos to help you navigate OpenApply.

Introduction to OpenApply
Introduction to OpenApply

The Paperless Admissions Office, Simplify the admissions process for applicants & families from enquiry to enrolment

OpenApply Admissions Conference Shanghai
OpenApply Admissions Conference Shanghai

On November 3-5, 2016, we held our fourth OpenApply Admissions Conference in Asia-Pacific at the Western International School of Shanghai. We were thrilled to welcome over 80 participants representing 43 schools.

OpenApply Admissions Conference Barcelona
OpenApply Admissions Conference Barcelona

On October 14-15, 2016, we held our first OpenApply Admissions Conference in Europe at the Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona, Spain. We were thrilled to welcome over 50 participants representing 36 schools.