Counselor Portal (

What is is a free tool for school counselors, independent counselors, and community-based organizations to monitor the application status of students through the admission process. also allows counselors to conveniently and securely submit application-related materials directly to participating colleges and universities.

Slate is the application and communication software used by over 1000 colleges and universities, including Cincinnati. provides a counselor portal through which we can share nearly real-time details about the applicants from their school. Many colleges and universities are already sharing applicant information through, and more begin sharing all the time.  Our hope is that will become a valuable tool for you and your colleagues in helping to manage the sometimes chaotic application process.

How is Cincinnati using
We hope will be a helpful tool for you to track your applicant’s status, receive notice of their decisions and upload documents.  University of Cincinnati will only display a student’s decision to you after a student has viewed it.

How do I register?  
Visit and click the registration link in the main toolbar. 

How do permissions work?
One member of your school will be designated to manage permissions. Click here for an overview of how to get started. If you have previously submitted documents through the Common Application, you are pre-approved for a account.

Which documents can I upload through  
You can upload all transcripts, letters of recommendation and other needed materials.

Why would I use, if my school already utilizes Common App, Naviance, SCOIR, or another platform to submit documents electronically?
It is our strong preference to receive documents electronically – whether it’s through Common App, Naviance, Parchment or a similar platform. Even if you typically utilize one of these options, there may be times you find you need to submit a corrected transcript or other non-standard document.  We don’t currently envision replacing the functionality of the platforms above, but it is simply another option and a great way to submit that information securely. If you work at a school that does not have access to electronic document submission, will provide this functionality.

How else may I utilize may also be used to schedule and advertise opportunities for college representatives to visit your school.