Overview for Applicants
The Match Process
Register with the Match
Applicants must register online to participate in ORMatch. You must be registered for ORMatch in order to send applications to programs using the ORMatch Application Service, submit your Rank Order List, and be ranked by programs. It is recommended that you register by December 31, 2018.
Apply to Programs
Registered applicants can use the ORMatch Application Service to send an ORMatch application form to programs. The last day applicants can submit applications to programs using the ORMatch Application Service is January 31, 2019. Each program has its own application requirements and deadline date. Therefore, you should check with each program directly regarding its application requirements and deadline dates.
Submit Your Rankings
To participate in the Match, you must submit a Rank Order List on which you list your desired programs, in numerical order of preference (first choice, second choice, etc.). Rank Order Lists must be entered and certified online using the NMS Match System by March 8, 2019.
December 31, 2018
Recommended date by which applicants should register.
January 31, 2019
Closing date for the ORMatch Application Service. After this date, applicants will not be able to submit applications to programs using the ORMatch Application Service.
February 19, 2019
NMS Match System opens to enter rankings.
March 8, 2019
Rank Order List deadline.
No applicant registrations after this date.
March 18, 2019