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. You do not need to request accommodations for anything that appears on the Pearson VUE Comfort Aid List.
To ensure that you submit a complete request for accommodations, include the following five components.
Five Components of a Complete Request
Applicant Request Form
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|
|Physical and Chronic Health-Related 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.