Slate Resources & Training

Go to to access the Slate Graduate College Admission System. Use your BGSU ID and password. Login using Chrome, FireFox or Safari (do not use Internet Explorer).

BGSU Graduate Admissions staff, faculty, and other authorized users can obtain Slate Admissions System access and training. Access to the Slate Admissions System is available at several levels: Reader, Dept Admin Asst, Program Coordinator, and User.  If you need access rights, have your program coordinator or supervisor contact Angie McCutcheon at  

This is the direct link for applicants to create or return to an existing application: Applicants can also navigate to, click Apply Now button, and scroll to the "Apply Now or Return to Existing Application" button to create or return to their application.

Productivity Tips:

Reader Home Tab Queries - There are several queries that you can run, and download if desired, to review applicant data in your department. 

Pin a Record to your Search List - When you search a record in Slate (first icon on the left), it remembers the 10 most recent names by adding these to your drop down list. If you want to Pin a Record to the top of your Search Menu, point to the right of the name in your search list until the Pin appears and click once. Follow these same steps to unpin a record.

Find a record in Reader - When you open Reader, the programs you have rights to can be seen. If you have a long list of applications during our peak admission season, you may want to search for a specific record, program or term. Open Reader, click on Browse, and click on the Default drop down list (top right hand side) and select to filter by Name, Program or Term.

Reader Home Tab Queries - On on the Reader Home tab, there are several queries with applicant data available to you to review, and download if desired.