Slate Treasure Box

Ahoy! This page contains useful resources for all your Slate needs. Check back often as we update items frequently. Please contact the Graduate School if you have any questions.

Slate Basics

Using Queries

Graduate Admissions Process

Slate User Manuals

Slate Training


Slate Basics 

Request Access to Slate

First Name Last Name Extension Email User ID Title Program Access (major codes) Tasks in Slate

Login Information

Slate Fundamentals: Abridged Manual

Tracking External Communications in Slate

Using Queries

How to Access Shared Queries 

How to Pin Recently Used Queries

How to Pin a Filter in Queries

How to Include Major Codes in Query Results 

Query Building Manuals

Graduate Admissions Process

    • Awaiting Submission: Application has been started by the applicant, but has not been officially submitted for review
    • Awaiting Materials: Application has been officially submitted, but is missing letter(s) of recommendation and/or test scores
    • Awaiting Decision: All required materials have been submitted, and the application is pending departmental review
    • Decided: Application has completed the admissions process
    • Where can you find the status of an application?

Slate application status

Download Slate Manual by Department

Click here to view Slate user manuals by department and user type.

Slate Training

Schedule an Individual Slate Training Session

Schedule an individual training session with one of our Slate training specialists! We can provide one-on-one assistance for all your Slate questions.

Schedule a Group Training Session

For department-specific instruction, schedule a group training session with one of our Slate training specialists. Trainings can be provided at the Graduate School office in the Couper Administration Building, or we can come to you during departmental or faculty meetings. Just let us know; we are always happy to accommodate!

Got a quick question? Contact Pamela Marten at  or x7-5440.


Download Slate Mobile

Download mobile apps to use Slate on your phone or tablet.

  • Once you have downloaded the app, you will be prompted to "add site." Please enter and submit. This will allow you to access the BU Portal where you can sign in using PODS.
  • You can also access Slate through the my.binghamton portal under Useful Links.
Download Slate Mobile for android devices: Download Slate for Android
Download Slate Mobile for Apple devices: Download Slate for Apple
Download Slate Reader, exclusively for iPads:   Slate Reader for Apple Download