Before You Register
Review Key Match Information
You should review the Rules of Participation before registering. You will need your GPA from your undergraduate school (and graduate school, if applicable) in order to register. If you are applying to a program that requires the GRE® and have taken the exam, you must provide those scores as well (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing).
The applicant registration fee is $100 USD.
The fee is non-refundable (even if you subsequently decide not to participate in the Match) and not transferable to future Matches or other applicants.
Match Fee Waiver Application
AGCPD/GCEA will offer a limited number of waivers for the $100 USD registration fee for the 2024 GC Admissions Match. Prospective students who demonstrate financial need AND have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater can apply for a match fee waiver. Prospective students should apply for a fee waiver BEFORE registering for the GC Admissions Match.
Applications for the match fee waiver are due by October 4, 2023. Applicants will be notified on October 30, 2023 as to whether they have received a waiver. There are a limited number of waivers, so not all applicants will receive a waiver. Instructions for how to use the match fee waiver when registering for the GC Admissions Match will be provided to those who receive a waiver.
Waivers are non-transferable to future Match cycles and cannot be transferred by the recipient to another prospective student. Prospective students who are granted fee waivers in October must register for the Match by January 1, 2024. Any waiver not used by January 1, 2024 will be rescinded and may be granted by AGCPD to a different prospective student.
Prospective students who are applying for a match fee waiver will be required to write a short essay and to upload at least one of the following documents demonstrating financial need:
- A copy of a letter verifying unemployment benefits received within the past two years.
- A copy of a letter on official letterhead from a government agency verifying that you or your family have qualified for public assistance based on low income criteria anytime within the past 5 years
- A copy of your financial aid award letter from another / previous institution dated within 5 the past years
- A copy of your approved GRE fee waiver (for tests taken within 5 years of the application deadline)
- A copy of your federal Student Aid Report (SAR) that verifies you qualified for financial aid within the past 5 years based on a family contribution of:
- Not more than $1,500 if the student is a dependent student
- Not more than $1,900 if the student is an independent student
Please direct any questions about the Match Fee Waiver process or requirements to AGCPD/GCEA Waiver Support.
It is recommended that you register for the Match by December 13, 2023. You must be registered for the Match in order for your applications to be considered by participating programs, to submit your Rank Order List, and to be ranked by programs.
The final possible date to register is April 9, 2024. However, most programs consider applications, conduct their interviews, and submit their Rank Order Lists well before that date. Therefore, you should register well before the final date listed above.
After You Register
Confirmation and Match Code Number
When your registration is completed, you will be provided with a confirmation that includes the 5-digit Code Number that uniquely identifies you in the Match. Use your Code Number in all future correspondence pertaining to the Match.
You should record your Match Code Number for future reference. You should also provide your Code Number to the programs to which you apply. Only applicants who are registered for the Match will have their applications considered by participating programs.
Updating Your Account and Profile Information
Once you are registered for the Match, you can log into the NMS Match System to update your account and profile information. This includes modifying your email, password, security questions, personal information, undergraduate and graduate education information, GRE® scores, as well as withdrawing from participating in the Match.