Registration Information

The MPRE is developed by NCBE and administered on NCBE’s behalf by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Applicants register for the MPRE through LSAC. NCBE determines test accommodations for the MPRE, scores the exam, and reports scores to examinees and jurisdictions. 

Registration Process

You must have an NCBE Account to register for the MPRE, but the registration process itself is completed through LSAC using a separate MPRE account. Refer to the table below for a summary of the actions you can take in each account.

If you don’t have an NCBE Account, you should create one before beginning the MPRE registration process. You can use the NCBE Account Lookup tool to determine whether you already have an NCBE Account. To create a new account, select NCBE Account at the top of this page and then select Create an Account.

We recommend that you register online for the MPRE. Paper application forms are not available. You can register by telephone, but if you choose this option, you will still need access to a computer with an Internet connection and a printer to print your Admission Ticket for the examination and to view other important exam information. 

Online Registration

To register online for the MPRE, log in to your NCBE Account and select MPRE Registration. On the MPRE Registration page, select Register for the MPRE / Log in to MPRE Account. If you already have an MPRE account with LSAC, you will be taken to the MPRE account login page on the LSAC website. (You already have an MPRE account if you previously registered for an MPRE that was administered in 2013 or later.) If you do not already have an MPRE account, you will be taken to the MPRE Account Creation page on the LSAC website. Follow the instructions there to create an account and log in.

Once you have logged in to your MPRE account, select Register for MPRE to begin the registration process. During this process, you will select a test administration date, your preferred test center, and the jurisdiction that should receive your score. You will receive an email confirmation from LSAC when your registration has been processed.

Telephone Registration

To register by telephone for the MPRE, call LSAC at 215-504-3886. You will be asked to provide your NCBE Number (available in your NCBE Account). When you register by telephone, an LSAC representative will create an online MPRE account for you if you don’t already have one. You will need to access this account before the exam to print your Admission Ticket and to view other important information about the test.

ADA Accommodations

NCBE makes decisions on requests for test accommodations for the MPRE and provides reasonable accommodations for examinees who have qualified disabilities as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and who provide appropriate documentation in a timely manner. Please see ADA Accommodations for more information about how to request accommodations for the MPRE and the deadline for doing so.

Dates and Deadlines

Test Date Regular Registration Deadline
Fee: $84
Late Registration Deadline
Fee: $168
Sat., August 13, 2016 June 23, 2016 June 30, 2016
Sat., November 5, 2016 September 15, 2016 September 22, 2016
Sat., March 18, 2017 January 26, 2017 February 2, 2017
Sat., August 12, 2017 June 22, 2017 June 29, 2017
Sat., November 4, 2017 September 14, 2017 September 21, 2017
Note: Registration for 2017 MPRE test dates will open in mid-December 2016.

Online registrations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on the registration deadline. Telephone registrations must be completed by 4:45 p.m. eastern time on the registration deadline. Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after the late registration deadline. Please do not contact NCBE or LSAC to request exceptions to this policy.

Saturday Sabbath Observers 

Applicants whose religious beliefs preclude them from taking the MPRE on a Saturday may apply with LSAC to take the exam on the designated alternate date, usually the following Monday. To apply, you must provide a letter to LSAC on official stationery from your cleric confirming your affiliation with a recognized religious entity that observes its Sabbath throughout the year on Saturday. Email a copy of the letter to LSAC at MPREInfo@LSAC.org. The letter must be received at LSAC by the late registration deadline or you will not be allowed to test.

Fees

The fee to register by the regular deadline is $84; the fee to register by the late deadline is $168. The MPRE registration fee must be paid by credit card or by e‐check. The registration confirmation email sent by LSAC includes the fees paid and serves as a fee receipt. You can also print a receipt showing your transaction history from within your MPRE account.

All fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. If you are unable to test on the date for which you are registered, your registration cannot be transferred; you must complete the registration process for another test date and pay the full fee.

The MPRE registration fee entitles you to receive one score release for your own records and to have a score report sent to the board of bar examiners of the jurisdiction you designate during the registration process. If you do not designate a jurisdiction before the exam, or if you decide you would like to have your MPRE score sent to additional jurisdictions, you must request and pay for a score report after the examination through MPRE Score Services.

Contact Information

For inquiries regarding MPRE registration and administration (including late registration issues, test center locations, and questions or comments about testing conditions), please contact

Law School Admission Council
MPRE Service
Phone: (215) 504‐3886
Fax: (215) 968‐1277
MPREInfo@LSAC.org

Note that written complaints about testing conditions or procedures must be received at LSAC within six calendar days of the test date. Written complaints can be sent to LSAC by email or fax using the contact information listed above, or in a letter addressed to

Law School Admission Council
MPRE Service
Attention: Test Center Complaint
662 Penn Street
P.O. Box 8515
Newtown, PA 18940-9506

For inquiries regarding ADA accommodations or exam scores, please contact NCBE.

Account Information

You can view and update important information and make requests for many exam-related services directly in your NCBE Account or your MPRE Account with LSAC.



NCBE Account MPRE Account
Register for the MPRE and select the jurisdiction that should receive your score information  
Request ADA accommodations for the MPRE*  
View your ADA accommodations decision   ✓  
View and print your Admission Ticket  
View other information about the day of the test, such as the test center you were assigned to  
Print a receipt showing your transaction history  
Make changes to your name, date of birth, Social Security number, or email address  
Make changes to other demographic/profile information (e.g., previous last name, address, phone number, ethnicity)  
Change the jurisdiction that will receive your score (available only until the day before the exam)  
View your MPRE score (available only until the next MPRE exam date)  
Use MPRE Score Services to send your score to additional jurisdictions, request a score verification, or request that an older MPRE score be released to you  
*Select the Request Accommodations link on the MPRE Registration page in your NCBE Account to be taken to the MPRE ADA Accommodations page, or go directly to http://www.ncbex.org/exams/mpre/ada-accommodations/.

Exclusive Remedies

NCBE and LSAC take steps to ensure that MPRE registration materials are properly handled and processed, and that exams and answer sheets are properly prepared, printed, handled, and scored. In the unlikely event that a mistake occurs in preparing, handling, processing, scoring, or reporting scores, NCBE will correct the error, if possible, or permit the affected examinee(s) either to retest at no additional fee or to receive a refund of the examination fee(s). These remedies are the exclusive remedies available to examinees for errors in preparing, handling, or processing registration materials; in printing, handling, or processing exams and exam answer sheets; and/or in determining or reporting scores.

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The MPRE is owned by NCBE and is a secure exam protected by U.S. copyright laws. NCBE strictly prohibits copying, reproducing, or disclosing any MPRE questions or answers, whether via electronic, telephonic, written, oral, or other means, to any party or to any public forum during or after the exam. NCBE will use every legal means available to protect its copyrighted materials. Any unauthorized disclosure of MPRE content could result in civil liability, criminal penalties, cancellation of test scores, denial of applications to sit for future exams, denial of bar applications on character and fitness grounds, and/or disciplinary action by bar authorities.