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 have taken the GRE®, you will need to 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 is not transferable to future Matches or other applicants.
AGCPD will offer a limited number of waivers for the $100 USD registration fee for the 2021 GC Admissions Match. Prospective students who demonstrate financial need AND have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater can apply for a fee waiver. Prospective students should apply for a fee waiver BEFORE registering for the GC Admissions Match.
Applications for the fee waiver are due by October 1, 2020. Applicants will be notified on October 30, 2020 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 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 or other prospective students. Prospective students who are applying for a 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 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 Fee Waiver process or requirements to Kristen@agcpd.org
It is recommended that you register for the Match by December 15, 2020. 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 14, 2021. 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 Code Number
When your registration is completed, you will be provided with a confirmation that includes the 5-digit applicant 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 applicant 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 in to 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, as well as withdrawing from participating in the Match.