Timeline for Medical Entry 2022-2023

Timeline for Medical Entry 2022-2023

11 months ago by Chris

Getting into medicine is a complex process. It’s not just about your academic performance, you also need to succeed in HPAT. There are many important deadlines that you must not miss if you are to enter your dream course. This blog outlines the key dates and tasks so you can ensure you keep on track! 











As soon as possible

No set deadline, but the earlier you commence HPAT preparation, the better

Check you are studying the required prerequisite subjects

Commence your HPAT preparation

4th November 2022 (12 noon) – 1st February 2023 (5pm)

CAO online applications

Application window to the CAO (apply by 20th January to avail of the discounted application fee)

15th November 2022 – 20th January 2023 (5:15pm GMT)

HPAT Registrations via the ACER website

Visit https://hpat-ireland.acer.org to register to sit HPAT

Ensure that you have both registered to sit HPAT and have valid ID



30th January 2023 (5.15pm)

Deadline for Late HPAT registrations

Standard registration fee plus late fee applies (€70)

3rd February 2023 (5.15pm)

Deadline for Exceptional Late HPAT registration

Standard registration fee plus exceptional late fee applies (€105)

17th – 25th February 2023

HPAT testing window


Read about a student's experience sitting HPAT online

5th May (12pm) – 1st July 2023 (5pm)

Online CAO Change of Mind facility

Consider amending course choices and preferencing universities – here are 9 factors to consider when choosing a medical school

June 2023 (TBC)

Leaving Certificate exams

Sit Leaving Certificate exams

Late June 2023 (TBC) HPAT results released to majority of candidates (mature / UL applicants receive their results in April)

Check your email for notification of results and interpret them

Consider changing your CAO course choices based on your HPAT results

July 2023 (TBC)

Leaving Cert results released

Results are delivered to schools and are available online

August 2023 (TBC)

CAO releases offers in rounds 1 - 5

Check online as the closing date for acceptance will be within a few days

Celebrate your success and read about how to prepare for medical school!

August 2023 onwards / TBC

Leaving Cert appeals results released

Final offers of places by the CAO made


As you can see, there is a lot to do! It can all feel overwhelming, but being organised and recording important dates in your calendar will ensure that you do not miss important deadlines. Best of luck on your journey to become a doctor!


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