Match Calendars



8:00 a.m. ET : Medical schools begin uploading rising seniors 

JAN 31

11:59 p.m. ET : Applicant Standard Registration Deadline ($50 additional fee for late registration)

  • Program quota change, program withdrawal, and program SOAP participation status deadlines

12:00 p.m. ET : Ranking opens

  • Medical schools begin verifying student/graduate graduation credentials

9:00 p.m. ET : Rank Order List Certification Deadline

  • Applicant late registration and Match withdrawal deadline
  • Medical school student/graduate graduation credentials verification deadline
  • Institutional official change approvals deadline
  • Program reversion deadline
MAR 15

Match Week Begins

10:30 a.m. ET : Medical school Unmatched Applicants report available (embargoed until 11:00 a.m.)

11:00 a.m. ET

  • Applicant match status and program fill status available (by email and R3 system)
    Regional Match Statistics report available
  • Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) begins


MAR 18

8:00 a.m. ET : Confidential Advance Data Tables report available to medical schools, programs, and institutions

  • Medical school confidential Match results reports and Match notification letters available

3:00 p.m. ET : SOAP ends with posting of final List of Unfilled Programs in the R3 system

  • Program Confidential Roster of Matched Applicants report available (by email and R3 system)
MAR 19

Match Day!

12:00 p.m. ET : Medical school Match Day ceremonies


1:00 p.m. ET : Applicant Match results available (by email and in the R3 system)

  • Advance Data Tables available on NRMP public website
  • Program Match Results by Ranked Applicant and SOAP Programs Preferred Applicants reports available
JUN 30

11:59 p.m. ET : 2021 Main Residency Match closes and reports no longer available in R3 system