Admissions Timeline

Admissions Timeline for students interested in matriculating in Fall 2024

September 6, 2023: NMS Match registration will open to genetic counseling applicants

Late September-early October 2023: Stanford's online graduate application opens

October 11, 2023, 1:00pm pacific: Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) Program application deadline

  • KHS applicants must also apply to the genetic counseling program by December 1, 2023.


December 5, 2023: MS genetic counseling application deadline for Fall 2023 admission.

December 2023 - January 2024: Applications are reviewed; Applicants are selected for phone interviews (invited by email in late January or early February)

Late January - Early February 2024: Phone interviews conducted

Mid-February 2024: Interview invitations are sent by email

March 2024: Interviews conducted

  • In order to maximize equity, all of our interviews are held virtually. Candidates are welcome to visit campus at any time (in agreement with Stanford's visitor policy). We will also coordinate several options for interviewees to meet with students after we have completed our interviews and finalized our rank list but before applicants' rank lists are due.

April 9, 2024: NMS rank order list deadline for applicants and programs

April 17, 2024: Match Day!

Application Status Inquiries

Due to the high volume of application materials that we receive, we cannot respond to individual requests for the status of your application. To check the status of your application materials (e.g. letters of recommendation received, official ETS scores, etc.), please log into your application account Activity Log. Program administration will update the status of transcripts received on a weekly basis after the application deadline. We will contact you in early January if we are missing any application materials.

TOEFL scores

It takes approximately two weeks after you submit your online application for official ETS scores to be paired with your online application. The institution code for Stanford is 4704. No department code is required. Your self-reported scores can suffice to begin review of your application. However, a final decision will not be made until official scores have been received.