View important dates below, color-coded to show where you are in the Match cycle. Add dates to your personal calendar to keep track of Match deadlines throughout the process.
- Match Week
Standard Registration Deadline
Applicant Standard Registration Deadline for the Match and SOAP.
There is a $50 additional fee for late registration after January 31.
View all Match fees.
Student/Graduate Credentials Verification Opens
Begin verifying student/graduate graduation credentials in the R3 system.
Support Guide: Verifying Graduation Credentials
Student/Graduate Credentials Verification Deadline
Deadline to verify student/graduate graduation credentials in the R3 system.
Late registration deadline for the Match and SOAP and deadline for applicant to be withdrawn.
Match Week Begins
Medical school Unmatched Applicants report available (embargoed until 10:00 am ET).
10:00 am ET: Applicant match status and program fill status available (by email and R3 system).
Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program Begins
11:00 am ET: SOAP applicants can start preparing applications in the AAMC ERAS® system.
Applicants and their representatives cannot communicate with a program until contacted by that program.
- SOAP: Viewing Unfilled Programs
- SOAP: View & Respond to Offers
- How many applications do I get for the SOAP process?
- Can I apply to a different specialty during SOAP than I applied to during the regular Match season?
- Do I need to reapply to programs after the first SOAP round?
- Do programs usually conduct interviews during SOAP?
Soap Round 1
Confidential Advance Data Tables available (R3 system).
Confidential Match results reports and Match notification letters available (R3 system).
9:00 am ET: Applicants receive Round 1 offers by logging in to R3 system.
11:00 am ET: Applicant deadline to accept/reject Round 1 offers.
List of Unfilled Programs updated in R3 system.
Soap Round 4
Applicants receive Round 4 offers.
8:00 pm ET: Applicant deadline to accept/reject Round 4 offers.
9:00 pm ET: SOAP ends with posting of final List of Unfilled Programs in the R3 system.