Faculty can use these step-by-step instructions to gain access to Slate (the CSU admissions system), accept an applicant into GDPE, and more.

Gaining Access to Slate

Full ARIESweb access is required in order to gain Slate access. If you have full ARIESweb access, you can proceed to step 2.

  1. Log into ARIESweb and follow the instrtuctions to select your supervisor to be granted access
  2. Once you obtain ARIESweb access, complete the Slate User Access Request Form

Search for Applicants in Slate

  1. Log into Slate using your CSU eName and password
    • Use Firefox or Google browsers
    • Do NOT use Explorer browser
  2. Type in applicant’s first and/or last name in the search box
Screen shot of Slate search text box circled in red

Application Acceptance Process Overview

  1. Applicant completes and application in Slate
  2. Graduate Admissions reviews application
  3. GDPE Program Coordinator moves applications into faculty queues per applicant submission
  4. Faculty are notified via Slate-generated emails that applications are in queue
    1. If faculty aren’t receiving Slate-generated emails, check Trash and Spam  and add Slate to address book
  5. Accept/Deny an Applicant in Slate
  6. GDPE Program Coordinator moves the application into the GDPE Advisor’s queue for program review
  7. IF APPLICABLE: GDPE Program Coordinator moves application into the Advising Department contact’s queue for approval
  8. Faculty submits a Letter of Commitment request
    1. Include financial support, dedicated desk/lab space, and any expectations
  9. GDPE Program Coordinator gains approval from the GDPE Director
  10. GDPE Program Coordinator generates GDPE offer letter
  11. GDPE Program Coordinator processes acceptance in Slate which moves application to the Graduate School for review
  12. GDPE Program Coordinator emails the GDPE offer letter, facutly letter of commitment, and any departmental documents to the applicant, faculty, department head, and GDPE staff
  13. If the Graduate School approves, the Graduate School emails an official acceptance letter to the applicant

Accept/Deny an Applicant in Slate

      1. Log into Slate using your CSU eName and password
        • Use Firefox or Google browsers
        • Do NOT use Explorer browser
      2. Go to “Slate Reader” at the top of the screen
      3.  Select “Queue” on the navigation bar (screenshot at right)
      4. Click the name of applicant to review
      5. Review the application by using the navigation bar on the left
      6. Click on “Review Form / Send to Bin” on the bottom right to record your decision (screenshot at right)
      7. Check the “Faculty Evaluation Form” box and select your decision
      8. Click “Send”
      9. Return to your queue by clicking “Slate” at the top left corner of screen

Step 3 - Slate Queue

Screen shot of Slate Queue link circled in red

Step 4 - Click the name of the applicant to review

Screen shot of Slate with applicant name circled in queue screen

Step 6 - Slate Review Form

Screen shot of Slate Review/Send to Bin button
Screen shot of Slate Faculty Evaluation form checked with recommend for admission? Yes, No, or Maybe