OFFICIAL DATES FOR THE 2021 APPIC MATCH

Updated July 27, 2020


A complete schedule of Match dates may be found on the National Matching Services (NMS) web site.


MATCH REGISTRATION


July 2020

Match registration opens. Applicants can register for the APPIC Match Online via the National Matching Services web site. Please note that registering for the Match is a separate process from registering for the AAPI Online.

Internship site registration e-mails for participation in the Match are sent to internship Training Directors, who must complete the online registration process.


October 1, 2020

A list of internship programs participating in the Match will be available on the Match web site at natmatch.com/psychint.


December 1, 2020

Recommended date by which applicants should register for the Match.


December 31, 2020

Applicants who register for the Match after this date must have their Director of Clinical Training provide explicit authorization to NMS before the registration can be accepted.


February 5, 2021 - 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Deadline for applicants to register for either Phase of the APPIC Match. No applicant registrations for either phase of the Match can be accepted after this date.


PHASE I


Monday, January 18, 2021

The NMS Match system opens for applicants and programs to submit Rank Order Lists for Phase I of the Match.


Friday, February 5, 2021 - 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Phase I Rank Order List Deadline: Deadline for submission and certification of Rank Order Lists. All lists must be finalized and certified by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on this date.


Friday, February 19, 2021

APPIC Phase I Match Day:

10:00 AM Eastern Time: Match results will be distributed to internship programs and applicants. Academic programs will also receive the Match results for each of their students.

11:00 AM Eastern Time: Internship Training Directors and the applicants to whom they have matched may contact each other after this time.


PHASE II


Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time

A list of programs with positions available in Phase II of the Match is posted on the NMS web site. Applicants who are eligible to participate in Phase II of the Match may submit applications to programs that are participating in Phase II.


Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time

The application submission "deadline" for Phase II. All programs participating in Phase II of the Match must accept applications until this deadline. Programs may elect to continue accepting applications beyond this deadline, but are not required to do so. Programs participating in Phase II may begin to view and download applications.


Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Phase II Rank Order List Deadline: Deadline for submission and certification of Rank Order Lists for Phase II of the Match. All lists must be finalized and certified by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on this date.


Monday, March 22, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time

APPIC Phase II Match Day: Results of the Match are released to applicants, training directors, and academic programs.


POST-MATCH VACANCY SERVICE


Monday, March 22, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time

The APPIC Post-Match Vacancy Service begins operating and remains open through October 31, 2021.



FUTURE MATCH DATES


The dates for the 2022 APPIC Match will be announced on this page and via the MATCH-NEWS e-mail list no later than August 1, 2021.