Register for the Match

The 2023 APPIC Match

Register for the Match

The 2023 APPIC Internship Matching Program

Before You Register

Applicant registration for the 2023 Match is now closed.

  • Ensure Your Doctoral Program Is Eligible

    As part of the registration process, you must identify your doctoral program. Only applicants from doctoral programs that are APPIC Doctoral Program Associates (DPAs) are eligible to participate in the Match.

    Please note: DPA status applies to individual doctoral programs within a school or university, not to the school or university as a whole.

    While you must be matriculating through the program, there is no requirement for you to be registered or paying tuition for any particular semester in order to be eligible to participate in the Match.

    Each doctoral program will be provided with a list of the applicants who have indicated they are from that program, to confirm that applicants have identified the doctoral program correctly when they registered for the Match and to ensure they are eligible to apply for internship.


The applicant registration fee is $130 USD.

The fee is non-refundable (even if you subsequently decide to withdraw from the Match) and is not transferable to future Matches or other applicants.

The registration fee covers both Phase I and Phase II of the Match. For applicants who do not obtain a position in Phase I of the Match, the fee you pay to register for the Match also covers your participation in Phase II of the Match.

Note: Fees for submitting applications are separate from the Match registration fee and are charged by the AAPI application service. Information about application fees may be found on the APPIC website.


It is recommended that you register for the Match by December 1, 2022.

Registrations can be accepted after December 1, 2022. However, if you register after December 31, 2022, your Director of Clinical Training will need to provide authorization online before your registration can be completed. Furthermore, if you intend to participate in Phase I of the Match, you should be registered before entry of Rank Order Lists for Phase I begins on January 16, 2023 so that programs can rank you when they submit their Rank Order Lists.

If you intend to participate only in Phase II you must register by the Phase I Rank Order List deadline, February 3, 2023. No applicant registrations for either Phase I or Phase II of the Match are allowed after February 3, 2023.

  • Information on registering after December 31, 2022

    To register after December 31, you must first begin the registration process online, provide the information requested, and accept the terms of the Applicant Agreement. However, you will not be able to complete the registration process until your DCT provides explicit authorization online for your registration.

    The NMS Match System will send your DCT an email requesting authorization for you to register for the Match. Your DCT will need to log into the NMS Match System and provide their authorization online.

    Once your DCT has provided authorization, you can log in again to the NMS Match System, pay the registration fee, and complete your registration for the APPIC Match. You will be sent a confirmation email when your registration is complete.

Register Online

Applicant registration for the 2023 Match is now closed.

If you are seeking a psychology internship position that begins in 2024, it is expected that information on registering for the APPIC Match for positions beginning in 2024 will be available on this website by late-July, 2023.

After You Register

Confirmation and Match Code Number

When your registration is complete, you will be provided with a confirmation that includes the 5-digit Match Code Number assigned to you for the Match. Use your Match Code Number in all future correspondence pertaining to the Match. You should also enter your Match Code Number into your AAPI application, so that the programs you apply to will be able to identify you by your Match Code Number.

Updating Your Account and Profile Information

Once you are registered for the Match, you can log into the NMS Match System to update your account and profile information. This includes modifying your email, password, security questions, personal and education information, couple status, as well as withdrawing from participating in the Match.

Account User Guide

Subscribe to MATCH-NEWS and Review APPIC Website

You should subscribe to APPIC's MATCH-NEWS, which is a free email information service that provides important information about the Match and the process of seeking an internship.

APPIC also maintains a website that provides additional useful information about the Match, such as frequently asked questions, statistics and survey results, as well as access to the APPIC Directory of internship and postdoctoral programs and the AAPI application service.