MBE Score Services
NCBE offers three MBE score services:
- score transfers from one jurisdiction to another,
- score releases to examinees, and
- score advisories to examinees.
All MBE score services requests must be submitted through the examinee’s NCBE account. Examinees can create an NCBE account at www.ncbex.org/ncbe-number.
NCBE is authorized to perform MBE score services for only some U.S. jurisdictions. The decision to authorize NCBE to perform a particular service is exclusively under the control of the testing jurisdiction. Lists of jurisdictions that authorize NCBE to perform various MBE score services are avaible on the MBE FAQs page. Since rules and policies of jurisdictions change, examinees are strongly advised to consult the jurisdictions directly for the most current information. Contact information for jurisdictions can be found in the Bar Admission Offices Directory on the home page.
- MBE Score Transfers: Examinees who would like to have their MBE scores transferred to other jurisdictions must submit a request to NCBE for a score transfer. See which jurisdictions authorize NCBE to perform MBE score transfers and which jurisdictions accept transferred MBE scores from NCBE on the MBE FAQs page.
- MBE Score Releases: Examinees who would like to learn their scores on the MBE may request a score release. See which jurisdictions authorize NCBE to release MBE scaled scores on the MBE FAQs page. Score releases are posted to the File Cabinet in the examinee's NCBE account.
- MBE Score Advisories: Certain jurisdictions do not inform examinees of their MBE scores and do not authorize NCBE to release MBE scores to examinees, but do authorize NCBE to provide score advisories. Examinees who would like to learn if a previously earned MBE score is sufficient for admission without examination in the District of Columbia or Minnesota may request a score advisory. A score advisory will not state the examinee's scaled MBE score but will advise if the examinee's score meets or exceeds the score required by the District of Columbia (MBE scaled score of 133) and Minnesota (MBE scaled score of 145) to qualify for admission without examination. See which jurisdictions authorize NCBE to perform score advisories for DC and MN on the MBE FAQs page. Score advisories are posted to the File Cabinet in the examinee's NCBE account.
NCBE is not authorized to transfer or release any MBE score information until after the testing jurisdiction has released its examination results and/or furnished authorization to NCBE.
Ordinarily, MBE score services are processed the next business day after receipt of payment, but not until after the testing jurisdiction has released its examination results and/or furnished authorization to NCBE.
Maximum Age of Scores
NCBE performs score services only for MBE scaled scores that are seven years old or less. For scores older than seven years, examinees should contact their testing jurisdiction or the jurisdiction to which they are seeking admission to obtain admission rules pertaining to older MBE scores. Contact information for jurisdictions can be found in the Bar Admission Offices Directory on the home page.
Identifying Examinees' MBE Scores
Examinees must complete all required fields in the MBE Score Services Request Form. Additionally, examinees must have provided sufficient biographic information on their MBE answer sheets to identify their scores at the time they tested. NCBE may refuse to provide MBE score services if the examinee's score cannot be identified with confidence.
A $25 fee is required for each transaction. Each score transfer, score release, or score advisory is considered a separate transaction. This fee may be paid online by credit card (MasterCard or Visa only). Payment by check must be mailed to NCBE with a printout of the confirmation page at the end of the MBE Score Services Request Form and may significantly delay the processing of score services. No score services will be performed until credit card information is processed or until a check is received with a printout of the confirmation page. Refunds will not be provided for any reason. It is the examinee’s responsibility to read these instructions carefully before requesting any score services and to verify that he or she has provided the correct information.