Frequently Asked Questions
These differ between universities. We encourage all students to contact the admissions officer of each course they are interested in to find out their specific entry requirements. The contact details for university health science faculties can be found in the University Contacts information sheet on our free downloads page. For a general overview of admissions requirements, please download our university admissions information sheet from our free downloads page.
Note that all MedEntry packages include a comprehensive University Admissions Guide, with valuable information about the admissions process.
Total points for Medical Entry = Leaving Certificate (adjusted) + HPAT score
Minimum LC points required 480
Up to 550: no adjustment
More than 550: every 5 points = 1 adjusted point
Maximum LC score of 625 = 565 adjusted points
LC points is 565
Adjusted LC points = (550+15/5) = 553
HPAT score = 170
Total Med points = 553+170=723
LC points is 560, HL Maths bonus is 25, so total is 585.
Adjusted LC points = 550+ 35/5= 557
HPAT score = 185
Med points = 557+185= 742
The Total points required (First round) last year ranged between 720 and 765.
No! This is a myth. People who have done well in the HPAT have got into medicine with low Leaving Certificate points (of around 500)!