Getting Started

Getting Started

The GC Admissions Match

  • What is the GC Admissions Match?

    The GC Admissions Match (the Match) is a process to place applicants into positions in masters-level genetic counseling programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC).

    The Match simplifies the offer and acceptance process to help applicants obtain positions of their choice, and to help programs obtain applicants of their choice.

  • What's involved in the Match process?
    1. Identify Programs of Interest

      Applicants should research programs of interest and determine whether or not they are participating in the Match.

    2. Register to Participate in the Match

      Applicants interested in programs participating in the Match must register online in the NMS Match System.

    3. Apply and Interview

      The Match is not involved in applications or interviews. These activities are conducted independently of the Match. You should check with each program directly to determine their application requirements and interview process.

    4. Submit Rank Order Lists

      After applications and interviews are complete, each applicant and program submits a Rank Order List of preferred placements in the NMS Match System. The Rank Order List indicates your order of preference for the placements you are considering.

    5. The Matching Algorithm Processes the Rankings

      NMS uses a matching algorithm to process the preferences stated on the Rank Order Lists and place individuals into positions. The matching algorithm will place you into the most preferred track on your Rank Order List that ranks you and does not fill all its available positions with applicants it prefers.

    6. Get Your Result

      Match results will be released on the Match Results Day by email and online via the GC Admissions Match website.

  • How do I register for the GC Admissions Match?

    You register to participate in the GC Admissions Match online in the NMS Match System. You will need to provide your GPA from your undergraduate school (and graduate school, if applicable) and your GREĀ® scores if you have taken that exam. You also need to electronically sign the Applicant Agreement, and pay a non-refundable Match registration fee.

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