Being able to rank colleges is what makes the National College Match so unique. By ranking colleges, you are considered for early admission by several colleges at once. You could be “matched”— or admitted early with a full four-year National College Match Scholarship — to the college that appears highest on your list that also wants to admit you.
You can rank up to 12 colleges in order of preference. In past College Matches, students who ranked more colleges had a higher chance of matching, however you must be absolutely certain you would attend every college that appears on your list.
You also have the option not to rank colleges, but are then only able to benefit from applying through Regular Decision.
* MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale do not require students admitted through the match to commit to attending their institutions.