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The 2018 Genetic Counseling Admissions Match


May 1, 2017 By this date, Genetic Counseling Program Registration Forms for participation in the Match are sent to Program Directors. Program Directors must return their Registration Forms to National Matching Services Inc.
September 5, 2017

By this date, a list of programs participating in the Match will be available for access on this web site.

Match registration will open for applicants. Prior to registering, applicants should review the information in the Applicant Registration section of this web site.

Applicants must apply to programs independently of the Match. Application deadlines for programs vary; therefore, applicants should check with programs directly regarding their application requirements and deadline dates.

December 15, 2017 By this date, a list of registered applicants will be available to Program Directors to verify the Match Code Numbers of their applicants. The list will be updated in real-time as new applicants register for the Match. Applicants must be registered for the Match in order for their application to be considered by participating programs.
March 22, 2018 By this date, instructions for submitting Rank Order Lists and obtaining Match results will be available to applicants and programs registered to participate in the Match.
March 29, 2018 The online NMS Match System will open on this date for Match participants to submit Rank Order Lists.
April 13, 2018 Rank Order List Deadline: Final date for submission of applicant and program Rank Order Lists. No Rank Order Lists, applicant or program registrations or withdrawals can be accepted after this date.
April 27, 2018

Results Release: The results of the Match are released to applicants and programs. No action to fill positions remaining unfilled after the Match is to be taken prior to 12:00 p.m. noon ET on this date.

Programs must send letters of confirmation to their matched applicants within 10 working days of the release of the results. Matched applicants must return the letter in accordance with the program's instructions within 17 working days of the release of the Match results, not later than May 22, 2018.1

April 28 - May 31, 2018 Post-Match Process: Following release of the Match results, unmatched applicants are permitted to seek positions and programs are permitted to fill positions that remain available independent of the Match.

1Updated: June 29, 2017

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