Admissions Timeline

Admissions Timeline for students interested in matriculating in Fall 2023

September 7, 2022: NMS Match registration will open to genetic counseling applicants

Late September-early October 2022: Stanford's online graduate application opens

October 12, 2022: Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) Program application deadline

December 6, 2022: MS genetic counseling application deadline for Fall 2023 admission.

  • Applicants who also applied to the KHS Program must submit all application materials (incuding CV, supplemental essay, official transcript(s), letters of recommendation, and official TOEFL scores [if applicable]) by the genetic counseling program's application deadline in order to be considered for both programs.

December 2022 - January 2023: Applications are reviewed; Applicants are selected for phone interviews (invited by email in late January or early February)

Late January - Early February 2023: Phone interviews conducted

Mid-February 2023: Interview invitations are sent by email

March 2023: Interviews conducted

  • In order to maximize equity, all of our interviews are held virtually. Depending on the state of COVID and Stanford's policy regarding visitors, candidates may be able to visit campus after we have completed our interviews and finalized our rank list but before applicants' rank lists are due.

April 11, 2023: NMS rank order list deadline for applicants and programs

April 19, 2023: 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.