How to Prepare Your Request for MPRE Test Accommodations

Before preparing your MPRE accommodations request, you are encouraged to download and review the Guidelines for Medical Documentation.

To ensure that you submit a complete request for accommodations, include the following five components.

Five Components of a Complete Request

Diagram of the 5 components, each component is also described on this page.

Applicant Request Form

Complete, print, and sign the Applicant Request Form.

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
ADHD
Learning Disabilities
Psychological Disabilities
Physical and Chronic Health-Related Disabilities
Visual Disabilities

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.

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

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. 

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
Email: mpre.ada@ncbex.org

Please do NOT submit your request multiple times or by multiple methods (for example, do not send your request via fax and also upload it). If you have questions about how to submit your request, you may contact us by email at mpre.ada@ncbex.org.

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 five 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. 

IMPORTANT: We encourage applicants to request accommodations well in advance of their desired MPRE test administration, and preferably by the Recommended Submission Date for that administration, in order to facilitate a timely notification of our decision. Accommodations must be approved BEFORE you register and schedule a test appointment at a Pearson VUE testing center. Please refer to Important Dates for MPRE Test Accommodations for more information.

If you plan to appeal or request reconsideration of our accommodations decision, do not register and schedule your test appointment until after you receive a decision on your appeal or reconsideration request. If you register and schedule an appointment to test prior to submitting an appeal or a request for reconsideration, you may need to reschedule or cancel your test appointment. If you reschedule, you must pay a non-refundable and non-transferable fee. If you cancel, you will receive a partial refund of your test fee; you must then complete the registration process for another test administration and pay the full test fee for that administration.