How to Apply for MPRE Test Accommodations

IMPORTANT: The process for requesting MPRE test accommodations will change for 2020: candidates will be required to apply for accommodations prior to registering for the MPRE. NCBE will begin accepting requests for accommodations for the March 2020 MPRE on October 21, 2019. These pages will be updated on October 1, 2019, with more information about the new process.  

Before You Apply

You must register for the MPRE before you can request test accommodations. For information about how to register, please see MPRE Registration.

Prepare Your Request

Before preparing your MPRE accommodations request, you are encouraged to download and review the General Instructions

To ensure that you submit a complete request for accommodations, include the following five components. If you have requested accommodations for the MPRE within the preceding two years, regardless of whether your request was approved or denied, review the Repeat Applicants page for special instructions.

Five Components of a Complete Request

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1. Applicant Request Form

Complete, print, and sign the Applicant Request Form.

2. Personal Narrative (Optional)

You may submit a personal narrative with your Applicant Request Form to provide any additional information you wish NCBE to consider about your disability, history, and need for accommodations. Please include your name and NCBE Number on every page of your narrative. A personal narrative is optional.

3. Medical Documentation

Provide current and relevant medical documentation from a qualified professional establishing the nature and existence of your disability, your current functional limitations, and your need for the specific accommodation(s) requested.

NCBE provides Guidelines for Medical Documentation to assist applicants and their professionals in demonstrating the need for accommodations on the MPRE. We recommend that you provide your doctor or other qualified professional with a copy of the Guidelines applicable to your disability.

Guidelines for Medical Documentation
Learning Disabilities
Psychological Disabilities
Physical and Chronic Health-Related Disabilities
Visual Disabilities

4. Proof of Past Accommodations

Provide proof of past accommodations from all testing agencies and educational institutions that have granted you accommodations.

  • This may be in the form of a copy of a letter or other document (on official letterhead) that you received from the testing agency or school listing the accommodations granted and the test date or academic year.
  • Alternatively, you may have the testing agency or school complete a Certification of Accommodations History Form and return it to you to submit to NCBE.

5. Standardized Test Score Reports

If you are requesting extended testing time for the MPRE, provide score reports for all standardized tests (e.g., LSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE) previously taken, with or without accommodations. Photocopies or online versions of score reports are acceptable for this purpose. The following contact information is provided to assist you in requesting score reports:

Organization Phone Number Website Link
LSAT – The Law School Admission Council 215-968-1001 LSAT Website
SAT – The College Board 866-756-7346 SAT Website
ACT – American College Testing  319-337-1313 ACT Website
GRE/Praxis – Educational Testing Service 609-921-9000 ETS Website
GMAT – Graduate Management Admission Council 800-717-4628 GMAC Website
MCAT – Association of American Medical Colleges 202-828-0690 MCAT Website

Submit Your Request to NCBE

Send all forms and documentation together in one submission. We strongly recommend that your request and supporting documentation be submitted by secure upload via our website; alternatively, requests may be submitted by mail, fax, or attached to an email message sent to:

National Conference of Bar Examiners
MPRE Test Accommodation Services
302 South Bedford Street
Madison, WI 53703-3622
Fax: 608-316-3119

Please do NOT submit your request multiple times or by multiple methods (for example, do not send your request via fax and also via the Upload). If you have questions about how to submit your request, you may contact us by email at

NCBE does not return documentation, so you should keep a copy of everything you submit.

Written acknowledgment of receipt of your request will be posted to your NCBE Account File Cabinet within 5 business days of receipt. If you do not receive acknowledgment within this time period, it is up to you to contact NCBE to confirm that your request was received.

NCBE must RECEIVE your request for accommodations, including all supporting documentation, by the late registration deadline for your MPRE test date. This is a “received by” deadline and NOT a postmark deadline; delivery to the post office or a courier service by the deadline does not constitute receipt by NCBE. Likewise, unsuccessful electronic transmission does not constitute receipt. There are NO exceptions to the deadline. NCBE will not review or consider any requests or documentation received after the deadline.