University of Nebraska Medical Center

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UNMC’s College of Allied Health Professions has partnered with UniCAS, a central application service, to collect and manage applications to the Genetic Counseling Program. Applicants will now apply through the UniCAS applicant portal.

Application Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions will help guide you through the application process.

Applicants to the Genetic Counseling program must have a completed application to be considered for admission. All application materials must be sent to UniCAS or uploaded to the application. A completed application contains the following:

National Match Service & Waiver Program

All applicants must register online with the National Match Service (NMS) before applying to participating programs. Your NMS identifier is required for our application.  

Once admission interviews are complete, both applicants and programs will submit ranked lists of preferred placements prior to the final deadline. A computerized matching algorithm will determine final placements. This Match list will be released both to applicants and programs simultaneously in April. The results of the Match are binding. 

For more information on this process, please visit the National Match Service page. 

Waiver Program: The Association for Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD) offers a limited number of waivers for the $100 USD registration fee required by the NMS GC Admissions Match. Prospective students should apply for a fee waiver BEFORE registering for the GC Admissions Match. 

Apply for Match Fee Waiver (Deadline early October)

UNMC CAS application

UNMC’s College of Allied Health Professions communicates with applicants via email, so please provide a valid email address on your application and adjust your email settings to allow mail from unmc.edu. Be sure to review each of the topics below so you know what's required.

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Application Fee - $60
If you are interested in applying for an application fee waiver, please see this form. If you feel that you fit the parameters of the waiver, please return the completed form with the noted documentation to cahpadmissions@unmc.edu at least a week before the deadline (refunds will not be granted after submitting the application). Once received, it will be reviewed and a waiver/ coupon code will be sent if you are eligible.
Course work entry
Course work from all institutions attended must be entered into the online application. Make sure to have copies of unofficial transcripts in front of you as you complete the application.
Personal Statement
You will be asked to write a Personal Statement by answering 3 prompts found in the online application. Please use this Personal Statement Template when responding to the questions.

Upload this to the application in the Program Materials section under Documents. Do not duplicate this information in other areas of the application. Provide a resume or CV with the following information:

  • Name, National Match Service (NMS) identifier
  • Recommended Experiences: counseling/client advocacy, laboratory/research experience, and exposure to the field of Genetic Counseling
  • Achievements includes honors, awards, publications and scholarships
Supporting Information Section

Be sure to select “I Am Not Adding Any …” under the following Sections (Observation Hours, Experiences, Achievements, Licenses and Certifications) because these items should be included in your Resume/CV.

  • All Applicants need to complete the Release Statement portion under Supporting Information.
Three letters of reference are required. Applicants will provide the email addresses of their recommenders. Recommenders will submit their reference online through the application.
answer additional questions in the Program Materials section of the application.

It is strongly suggested that transcripts be requested no later than two weeks before the deadline to allow for processing. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended to:

  • UNMC
    PO BOX 9140
    Watertown, MA 02471
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you are sending a transcript by UPS, FEDEX or any service other than USPS, use the following physical address:
    UNMC Transcript Department
    311 Arsenal Street, Suite #15
    Watertown, MA 02472
  • Overnight mail MUST be delivered to UNMC Transcript Department during our hours of business, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. We cannot receive materials which arrive outside of these hours at our street address.