First, you will need to complete your signup. You should have received an email with a unique invite code. This is tied to your school email address, which has been entered by your program administrator. If you haven't received it yet, request to have it re-sent. Make sure you check your spam folder!
Once you have filled out the rest of your information, you will need to pay a registration fee for using the PracticumFit service, via a major credit or check card.
Once you have completed registration you can select which sites you intend to apply to. Your program administrator has already filtered the list of available sites to show you only those that are applicable to your degree. Check off all you intend to
Each site has a slightly different application process. Follow the link to the practicum site's application page and submit your application.
You're on your own here! Go and apply at the sites. Remember which sites you liked best.
Once you have completed your applications, you can log back into the PracticumFit and rank each of the sites you visited. You can feel free to change your answers as many times as you want, up until the Matching Process begins. Just drag items around in the list to reorder. Your ranking preferences will not be shared with the site or with anyone else, and will not affect how sites rank you.
Just like you are ranking your preference for sites, interviewers at the practicum sites are ranking all of their applicants. They'll make a list of their top candidates.
Once all the preferential matches are in, PracticumFit uses a Nobel Prize-winning algorithm to match as many students as possible to the site they would most prefer, while also taking into consideration the site's preferences. PracticumFit uses a variant of the Gale-Shapely algorithm.
If, at the end of the matching process there are still some positions available at practicum sites, any student who did not match (but would otherwise have been eligable to apply) will see a list of potential sites they may contact directly. This list will still be filtered based on your program's requirements, but will not be limited to the sites you applied to.