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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Test Date (2016)||Regular Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline|
|Sat., November 5, 2016||September 15, 2016||September 22, 2016|
|Note: Registration for 2017 MPRE test dates will open on Monday, December 12, 2016.
|Test Date (2017)||Regular Registration Deadline
|Late Registration Deadline
|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|
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.
The fee to register by the regular deadline is $95; the fee to register by the late deadline is $190. 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.
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
Phone: (215) 504‐3886
Fax: (215) 968‐1277
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
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.
|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/.|
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.