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In Slate, queries can do far more than generate reports. The query tools will allow you to organize, process, and track applications throughout the review process. The Graduate School has set up a number of generic, departmental queries (Queries icon on the top menu > Shared Queries > Departmental Folder on the right-hand navigation) to meet most needs. Any custom queries created specifically for your college or program can be found under the “Colleges” or “Program” folders.

If you need help creating a custom query, contact Lauren Liston ( For in-depth explanations of query functions, see the below tutorials.

Running Queries

Building Queries