National Matching Program

Simplifying Selection, Maximizing Opportunity

The National Matching Program (NMP) partners with government, higher education, and other not-for-profit organizations to offer simple, equitable, and effective solutions for selection that prioritize the preferences of participants.

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With NMP Matching Services You Get


The NMP uses a proprietary mathematical matching algorithm to prioritize the selection preferences of applicants, placing them in the most preferred positions possible on their rank lists. 

The NMP verifies participant data multiple times before the matching algorithm is processed, and results are verified prior to being released.

The NMP generates reports for participants that summarize outcomes and can customize information to meet precise needs of the Match sponsor.


The NMP creates a uniform schedule of dates for each Match to ensure on-time delivery of services. “Real-time” access to Match information also ensures participants stay informed throughout the matching process. 

The NMP utilizes state-of-the-art technology. Software is highly secure and confidential, and it is routinely tested to ensure consistently strong performance.

NMP Matches are completely web-based, making them accessible from anywhere in the world at any time.


The NMP fosters a spirit of fairness because all participants are required to follow the same rules and adhere to the same deadlines. 

The NMP protects the interests of applicants and organizations. Rank lists are confidential and are never shared with individuals not connected with the Match. 

NMP staff is committed to designing services that are transparent and meet unique academic, philanthropic, or professional needs of the Match sponsor.