Slate.org directly links you to colleges and universities that use Slate. Each Slate college and university will decide which applicant data points they wish to share with schools in Slate.org. These points can include the following:
- Application Round and Deadline
- Application Status
- Application Decision and Decision Date
- Checklist Items
The Application Tracker allows you to see shared applications across all students organized by application status.
What if I don't see my students listed in Slate.org?
What if I know students who have applied to Slate schools, but the school is not listed? If a Slate institution does not opt-in to sharing applicant data, that institution will not appear under the 'colleges' section nor will any applicants who have applied to those institutions display under the 'students' section. If you have questions regarding a specific applicant, we recommend contacting the college or university directly.
Reviewing the Application Data Sharing Table
Click on the icon in the left navigation to see a list of students who have applied to Slate institutions that have opted in to share applicant data.
In addition to choosing to opt into sharing applicant data, institutions have the choice to share as much or as little data as they please. Slate institutions can configure the following to be shared or not shared with schools in Slate.org:
|College||Name of the Slate institution to which the student has applied.|
|Round||Type of application that was submitted. This typically will correspond to the decision type, such as Regular Decision, Early Action, Early Decision, etc.|
|Status||The status of the application is displayed here. While these can vary by institution, typically, they are listed as: Awaiting Submission, Awaiting Payment, Awaiting Materials, Awaiting Decision, Awaiting Confirmation, and Decided.|
|Checklists||The checklist names and statuses will appear exactly as they display on the applicant's status page.|
|Materials||Upload specific material types on behalf of applicants directly to the application record.|
|Decision||Once a decision is made on an application, it will be posted here. Decision names can vary by institution.|
|Awaiting Submission||The applicant has not clicked the "Submit" button on the application.|
Awaiting Payment (not applicable to all applicants if an institution does not require an application fee)
The applicant has submitted the application but has not yet paid the application fee. In most cases, the applicant will not be able to view the status of the application until the fee is paid.
||The applicant has submitted the application and paid the application fee. Still, there are supporting documents that have not yet been processed (the items may have been received, but the Office of Admission has not yet processed or attached them to the applicant's record).|
||The applicant has submitted the application, paid the application fee, all required supporting documents have been processed, and the application is in the process of being reviewed.|
||The applicant has submitted the application and paid the application fee. All required supporting documents have been processed, and the application has been reviewed, but the final decision has not yet been rendered.|
A decision has been made.
Display Decision Data
Slate institutions have the following options regarding displaying decision data:
- Do not share with Slate.org institutions.
- Share only decisions that the applicant has viewed in the online status portal.
- Share all decisions that have been released (regardless if the applicant has viewed the decision in the online status portal).
- Share all decisions that have been released (irrespective if the applicant has viewed the decision in the online status portal), but delay the posting of the decision by X days.
Navigating the Application Data Sharing Table
|When you click on a student's record, you may see the following view:||
In our example, we clicked on the record for Ruby Brown, who has applications to five different schools. If one school is chosen in this view, a summary of only this application record will display, including the following:
Colleges and universities that use Slate can opt in to sharing applicant data, checklists, statuses, and decisions. Additionally, you can track where students are in the application process and upload documents to complete applications for review. Student data is never bought or sold, and Slate.org maintains 100% data privacy.
To upload materials, complete the following steps: