Full Schedule of Dates
|August, 2021||Residency Registration: Residency registration emails for participation in ORMatch are sent to Program Coordinators, who must complete the online registration process.|
|October 6, 2021
By this date, a list of programs participating in ORMatch is available on this website.
Applicant Registration: ORMatch registration opens for applicants. Prior to registering, applicants should review the information in the Applicant Registration section of this website.
Application Service: The ORMatch Application Service opens for applicants and programs. Instructions for using the Application Service are provided on the ORMatch website.
|October 2021 - February 2022||Applicants submit applications to programs using the ORMatch Application Service. Application deadlines and other program requirements vary; therefore, applicants should review the ASCO Residency Directory and contact programs directly for more information.|
|December 31, 2021||Recommended date by which applicants should register for ORMatch. Applicants cannot use the ORMatch Application Service until they have registered for ORMatch.|
|January 31, 2022
Application cutoff date for ORMatch to obtain verified NBEO score information to be transmitted to programs. Any application submitted after this date will not have verified NBEO score information sent to the program by ORMatch. Official score information for any application submitted after this date must be provided by the applicant directly to the program.
|February 14, 2022
Rankings Open: Applicants and programs may begin to submit Rank Order Lists for ORMatch using the NMS Match System.
|March 1, 2022
Rank Order List Deadline: Applicant and program Rank Order Lists must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. No Rank Order Lists, applications, registrations, or withdrawals can be submitted in the NMS Match System after this deadline.
|March 9, 2022
|Match Results Day: Results of ORMatch are released to applicants, programs, and schools and colleges of optometry. No action to fill positions remaining unfilled after the Match is to be taken prior to 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time.|
|March 9, 2022 - April 8, 2022:||Program Coordinators send letters of confirmation of the ORMatch results to matched applicants within 10 working days of the release of the ORMatch results. Applicants must return the letters in accordance with the program’s instructions within 30 days of the release of the ORMatch results.|
|March 9, 2022 - June 30, 2022||Post-Match Process: Following release of the ORMatch results, unmatched applicants are permitted to seek positions and programs are permitted to fill positions that remain available independently of ORMatch.|