Results

Release of results

Results are issued to each candidate and to the institution requiring MSAP Ireland scores.

You will be notified by email when your results are available to access in your ACER User Account. Your result notification is sent to the same email address you used to register for the test and to receive your test Admission Ticket.

Your email address is very important, so we recommend that you register using an address that you use often and that is secure. If you use a Hotmail or Yahoo address, please put msap-ireland@acer.org into your address book so your email provider will accept the email.

If you change your email address, please email the MSAP Office at msap-ireland@acer.org  immediately, so that we can send your result notification email to the correct email address. Verification of your identity will be required in order to confirm the change.

Results are available to candidates approximately six weeks after the test.

MSAP Ireland scale scores

Candidates receive results for all modules of the MSAP test attempted. MSAP results are reported as scale scores on a range usually between 50 and 150, with a mean score of 100. The MSAP scale scores reflect the differing abilities of the candidates and different degrees of difficulty of the test items.

There is no ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ for MSAP. The university sets MSAP cut-off scores. These are the minimum MSAP scores required to secure an offer and may vary from year to year. The MSAP Office cannot give information regarding cut-off scores.

Results from separate modules are combined and averaged to provide an Overall Score.

What is a percentile ranking?

A percentile rank indicates how a candidate performed in relation to other candidates who sat MSAP in the same year, regardless of the course applied for.

A higher percentile indicates better performance and vice versa. For example, a candidate with a percentile rank of 80 has achieved a score that is as good as or better than 80% of the test-taking population.

University selection

Questions about offers of places should be directed to the university, not to the MSAP Office. We are not involved in the selection process and do not have this information.