Possible Outcomes

There are two possibilities.

An applicant can be tentatively matched to a program in this process if the program also ranks the applicant on its Rank Order List, and the program has an unfilled position. In this case, there is room in the program to make a tentative match between the applicant and program. So, the match occurs.

In the second possible outcome, the program does not have an unfilled position, but the applicant is more attractive to the program than another applicant who is already tentatively matched to the program. In this case, the applicant who is the least preferred current match in the program is removed from the program, to make room for a tentative match with the more preferred applicant.

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