Application Review Support

Departmental application review is administratively managed by the ADGS and DGS in consultation with the Office of Graduate Admissions. 

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Using Slate to Review Applications

  • Slate login access (with UMN x500 login credentials): 
  • Slate Reader instructions.
  • Slate is for review only, please do not put applications in your queue unless you have made arrangements with the ADGS first.
  • Applications can be reviewed in Slate Reader via a supported web browser. The interface will not work properly on a tablet or similar device. 
  • Email the ADGS for assistance if you are not able to enter the Slate Reader interface or have questions about Slate functionality. 

Ground Rules & Legal Considerations

Reminders about legal considerations in graduate admissions from the U’s Office of Graduate Admissions and Office of General Counsel.  

  • Application review must be consistent, fair, thoughtful, and inclusive. Decisions cannot be capricious, arbitrary, or discriminatory in nature.
  • Applicants are evaluated against the department’s admissions criteria; applicants should never be compared to each other. 
  • All applications must be reviewed by more than one person; no individual may make a unilateral decision on an offer of admission.
Pat Frazier
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS)
N571 EltH | 625-6863
Laura Luepke
Associate Director of Graduate Studies (ADGS)
S243 EltH | 626-3483
Hope Savaria
Graduate Program Support & Event Specialist
S244 EltH | TBD
Heidi Wolff
Curriculum and Graduate Services Specialist
S258 EltH | 624-5002
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