Spring 2022 Admissions Application Deadline Extended to Dec. 20

The Graduate Admissions team is working through several Slate migration challenges and anticipates that most of the issues should be fully addressed and reconciled by Dec. 4. As a result, we are extending the 2022 Spring semester deadline for applicants to doctoral, master’s, and certificate programs from Dec. 1 to Dec. 20. Please know that prospective students who are currently out of the country and need an F or J visa to enroll may simply not have sufficient time to apply, be considered for admission, be admitted, and complete the process to obtain an I-20 and a visa prior to the last day to enroll in the spring semester.

First Spring 2022 Enrollment Report Released

The first Spring 2022 enrollment report is now available on GPDNet.  The report, which will be updated weekly, may be downloaded in the GPDNet Graduate School Data section.

The total graduate enrollment goal for Spring 2022 is 5,917 students.

Slate, the New Admissions CRM, is Live

Graduate Admissions migrated to Slate, the new admissions CRM, the week of Nov. 21. Details about the system implementation as well as the system login and training materials are available in GPDNet under GPD News/Resources.

Eastern North Carolina Career Fair Planned

The Eastern North Carolina Career Alliance (ENCCA) will host an online career fair Feb. 16, 11-4. 

The event will provide an opportunity to connect with a diverse group of students and alumni from ENCCA’s eight member institutions:

  • Barton College
  • Campbell University
  • Methodist University
  • University of Mount Olive
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College
  • Saint Augustine’s University
  • Shaw University
  • William Peace University

Top majors include biology, business, communications, criminal justice, education, exercise science, game development, interactive design, healthcare administration, information technology, psychology, social work, and sport and recreation management.

To register, visit the ENNCA Career Fair.

Migration to Slate Begins Today

AdmissionsPros was decommissioned at 11:59 pm on Nov. 15 so the migration to Slate can begin. Slate “Captains” Kathy Giddings and Ash Bowers anticipate a Slate go-live on Monday, Nov. 22.

Training Sessions Planned for Slate Admissions System

As the new Slate admissions system goes live Nov. 22, a series of training opportunities have been scheduled to help ensure a smooth transition. The training, led by Associate Dean Johnna Watson, is highly recommended.

Participants may choose from a live, face-to-face session, online Google Meet session and Q&A session. To register, please visit the Graduate School.

Please note that if you register to attend but can’t make it, please let contact Cherie Ellerbe,, Administrative Support Specialist.

EducationUSA Offers Europe Open Office Hours for Recruitment Assistance

Join advisers from across Western and Northern Europe for open office hours on Dec. 7 and 9. The advisers will be ready to answer questions from representatives from U.S. higher education institutions about recruitment strategies, scholarship programs, upcoming events, and other items. Dates, times, and countries featured on each day are listed below.

Dec. 7 (Tues.) |  11–12:30 p.m. EST | Featured countries:  Sweden, Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg |

Dec. 9 (Thurs.) | 11-12:30 p.m. EST | Featured countries:  Finland, UK, Portugal, Ireland, Norway, Germany, Spain |

Germany to Hold Graduate Studies Recruitment Fair in November
EducationUSA will  host its first virtual Graduate Studies Fair for Germany on Tues., Nov. 23, 4-8 p.m. CET.  U.S. higher education institutions will have a virtual booth and host group and one-on-one sessions with Germany’s top students.  EducationUSA advisers will facilitate the event and share educational and funding opportunities.  For more information on how to participate, please contact

Portugal to Hold Recruitment Fair in November
The Fulbright Commission and EducationUSA Portugal are inviting U.S. higher education institutions to join the EducationUSA Portugal Fair, which will take place virtually Nov. 18.  The fair will offer an opportunity to connect with prospective undergraduate and graduate students.  Registration is now open.  For more information about the event, please contact EducationUSA Portugal adviser Dorian Rosca.

Admissions Application and eGRAD Unavailable Nov 16-21 for Slate Migration

Graduate Admissions is transitioning to a new recruitment and admissions system (Slate) and AND eGRAD will be brought down on Nov. 16 at 12 am.
Graduate Program Directors are encouraged to make recommendations on all Ready for Review applications prior to Nov. 16 or wait until after the Slate go-live on Nov. 22.
All current eGRAD users will have access to Slate as soon as the system is live; training documentation for decision makers and committee members will be provided online. Virtual and face-to-face Slate training will be available beginning the week of Nov 22.  Details will be provided soon.

Prospective students are encouraged to submit their application and supporting materials (via on or before Nov. 16, otherwise they can submit materials in Slate beginning Nov. 22. Similarly, recommendation providers who have not submitted a reference for a prospective student are encouraged to do so by Nov. 16. Otherwise, they will be sent a link to complete the recommendation in Slate.

Between Nov. 16-21:

  1. Data and supporting documents in AdmissionPros will be migrated to Slate
  2. Prospective students for 2022 will be emailed new system credentials to access the system
  3. Recommendation providers who have not submitted a reference will be provided information to do so in Slate
  4. Graduate Program Directors and admissions committee members will be emailed the link to access Slate.

Reports Out on Student Loan Debt, Enrollment and Degrees

2020-2021 and 2019-2020 Graduate Loan Summary Report
This report, available for download, provides details on federal loan debt by students in graduate programs based on enrollment status by aid year. Have questions about the data? Insights into how the information should be considered and/or compiled for 2021-2021? Join the Graduate School for a Graduate Student Debt Question and Answer Workshop on Wednesday, October 27th, between 11 am and noon. Feel free to drop in (virtually!) anytime.
CGS/GRE 2020 Survey of Graduate Enrollment & Degrees
The downloadable document is the only national survey that annually collects data on first-time and total graduate enrollment across 1) all fields of study and 2) by degree level. The Fall 2020 survey was sent to 763 U.S. institutions and received a 73.1% response rate.


Important Deadlines for Spring

Please note the following deadlines for spring semester:
  • November 23-Graduate Program Directors:  Last day to recommend admission for an international applicant who resides outside the U.S. and requires a F or J visa.
  • December 1-Prospective Students:  Last day to submit a degree or certificate application.
  • December 12-Newly Admitted International Students who reside outside the U.S. and require a F or J visa:  Last day to submit a financial certificate form. (
  • December 22-Graduate Program Directors:  Last day to recommend admission for applicants.
  • January 10-Prospective Students:  Final date to submit a post-baccalaureate application.