Process and Timeline
Mark your calendar with these important dates to complete the application process:
Application Opens: September 2019
Application Fee Waiver Closes: November 29, 2019
Applications Due: December 16, 2019
Interview Invitations Extended: January-February 2020
Interviews: February-March 2020
Match Day: April 24, 2020
A nonrefundable fee of $75 is required upon application submission.
A fee waiver is available for qualifying applicants. No separate application is needed, applicants can request a fee waiver as the last step of the application prior to submitting. To qualify for a fee waiver, an applicant must:
- Be a US citizen
- Submit the following documents:
- Letter verifying estimated family contribution
- Student Aid Report
- Most recent US income tax return (1040/1040EZ)
Requests for fee waivers are reviewed by the Financial Aid Office. If you do not meet the above requirements and would like to request a fee waiver, provide a tax form demonstrating financial need. Applications pending approval of a fee waiver will be reviewed by the program.
Registering for the Match
We participate in the Genetic Counseling Admissions Match through National Matching Services (NMS). The Match was established to place applicants in positions at masters-level genetic counseling programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). The Match uses a process that takes into account both applicants’ and programs’ preferences.
Please visit the NMS website to register for the Match, review detailed information about the matching process, and view a demonstration of how the matching algorithm works. All applicants must first register for the Match with NMS before applying to participating genetic counseling graduate programs. There is a Match registration fee of $100.
At the conclusion of all program interviews, each applicant and program will submit ranked lists of preferred programs to NMS according to deadlines posted on the NMS website. The binding results of the Match will be released to both applicants and programs simultaneously on Match Day.