Doctoral Programs Help

The 2019 APPIC Match


Why are students from my doctoral program not eligible for the Match?

Only doctoral programs that are APPIC Doctoral Program Associates (DPAs) may send students into the Match.

To become a DPA, a program must comply with APPIC's Doctoral Program Associate Policy, apply to and be approved by APPIC, and pay an annual fee to APPIC.

Academic programs that are not DPAs may be able to have their applicants participate in the Post-Match Vacancy Service (PMVS) if the doctoral program meets the criteria outlined in paragraphs 1a-1c of APPIC's Policy on Doctoral Program Associates and is approved by APPIC. Programs approved by APPIC under these criteria will not be accepted as a DPA and will not have to pay a fee to APPIC.


How do I update my contact information?

In December 2018, doctoral programs are provided with login credentials to access the NMS Match System. Updates to your information can be made online.

  • Log In to the NMS Match System
  • Select the Account section on the Dashboard to update your e-mail and password
  • Select the Profile section on the Dashboard to update your contact information (i.e., contact name, doctoral program address, telephone number, fax number).

If you would like to update your contact information before the NMS Match System opens in December, please contact NMS.