School of Health Professions

Genetic Counseling Program Application Process


Application Steps


Create a NEW APPLICATION. Application materials will be saved and you will be able to return to them until your application is complete.

You can save your work in progress at any time until you are ready to submit it. A $65 non-refundable application fee is required prior to submission. Applications should only be sent through the applications. Application materials should system not be sent directly to Baylor College of Medicine.

If you forget your username, email from the email account used on the application. If you forget your password, click the "Forgot Password" button on the login page. Please do not create additional/duplicate applications.

Applications do not transfer from one year to another. You will need to complete a new application if you decide to apply for a different year.

LOGIN to your EXISTING APPLICATION. To return to your saved application, use the username and password you created when you started your application. Check your APPLICATION STATUS.

Once you have submitted your application, the Status Page allows you to follow the receipt of letters of recommendation, transcripts, standardized test scores, and the current stage of your application.


National Matching Service Unique ID Requirement


The Baylor College of Medicine Genetic Counseling program participates in the Genetic Counseling Admissions Match through National Matching Services (NMS). The GC Admissions Match has been established to enhance the process of placing applicants into positions in masters-level genetic counseling programs that are accredited by the ACGC. The match uses a process that takes into account both applicants’ and programs’ preferences. All applicants must first register for the match with NMS before applying to participating genetic counseling graduate programs. At the conclusion of all program interviews, both applicants and programs will submit ranked lists of preferred placements to NMS according to deadlines posted on the NMS website. The binding results of the Match will be released to both applicants and programs simultaneously in late April.

Please visit the NMS website to register for the match, review detailed information about the matching process, find out if you qualify for a match fee waiver based on financial needs and to view a demonstration of how the matching algorithm works.


Detailed Instructions


Submit all of your information using the online application and ask your recommenders to submit their assessment and recommendations on-line as well. With the exception of official transcripts, supporting documents should be uploaded into the application system. Items received by mail will not be processed.

The application portal for the 2022 admissions cycle will go live on Sept. 1, 2021 and will close at midnight, Dec. 31, 2021. All letters of recommendation must be received by Jan. 7, 2022. Missing recommendation letters will result in an incomplete application that will not be reviewed.   

If you are selected for an interview, interview dates will be arranged for dates in the spring of 2022.

Follow all instructions carefully as incomplete information may delay the processing of your application. Fields can be edited and entries can be cut and pasted from a word processing program. The online application asks for contact, demographic information, a personal statement, academic history, transcripts, standardized test scores, research and work experience, a research statement (if you have engaged in research), honors and publications, and the contact information of two individuals who can provide a letter of recommendation.

Once an application is submitted, you can only make changes by contacting

Personal Interviews

Applicants who are invited for interviews have the opportunity to personally meet with GCP faculty and staff, tour the campus and facilities, as well as get a taste of the city of Houston.

Apply today!