No Applicants to Rank

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Positions Beginning in 2019


There are two situations when you may not have any rankings of applicants to submit for a program.

No Acceptable Applicants

If the program has positions available but no acceptable applicants to rank, and you wish to include the program on the list of programs with positions available after the Match, you should certify a Rank Order List with no ranks (the program should not be withdrawn).

The program will not be matched with any applicants but it will be included on the list of programs with available positions that is posted after the Match for the use of unmatched applicants.

  • To certify a list with no ranks:
    • Log In to the NMS Match System
    • Select the Rankings option from the menu
    • With no applicants listed on your Rank Order List, click the Submit for Certification button
    • Enter your password and press Submit
    submit no ranks

No Positions Available

If the program no longer has positions available to start training in 2019, the program should withdraw from the Match using the NMS Match System. A withdrawn program will not be matched with any applicants and will be excluded from the list of programs with available positions that is posted after the Match.