MPRE Test Accommodations

Send your Applicant Request Form and other supporting documentation together in one submission; do not send your request multiple times by multiple delivery methods (for example, do not send your request via fax and also via the Upload). We strongly recommend that requests for MPRE accommodations and supporting documentation be submitted by the secure Upload feature on the NCBE website at ncbex.org/mpre-ada. Alternatively, requests may be submitted by fax sent to (608) 316-3119, attached to an email sent to mpre.ada@ncbex.org, or a hard copy sent to MPRE Test Accommodation Services, National Conference of Bar Examiners, 302 South Bedford Street, Madison, WI 53703-3622.

All medical and other supporting documentation must be submitted with the Applicant Request Form and received by NCBE by the late registration deadline for your MPRE test date. Any forms, requests, or documentation received after the deadline will not be reviewed or considered. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

NCBE reviews requests for accommodations in the order received and usually makes decisions within 15 business days of receipt. We encourage applicants to register and request accommodations early in the registration period so there is time to seek reconsideration if the request is not granted. Requests for reconsideration of an accommodations decision must be received by NCBE by the late registration deadline.

You must provide medical documentation that lists a diagnosis and establishes your current functional limitations and your need for accommodations on the MPRE. All documentation submitted is carefully considered as an individualized assessment is made prior to rendering an accommodations decision. It is up to you and your medical professional to decide what supporting documentation to submit. Please review the Medical Documentation Guidelines applicable to your disability for additional detail.

No. An Applicant Request Form, medical documentation, and other supporting documentation must be received by the deadline in order to be considered for accommodations on the MPRE. There are no exceptions to the deadline. After the deadline passes, we are only able to consider requests for courtesy arrangements for health-related conditions that can be addressed in a standard testing room, without deviation from the standard testing schedule. Information relating to a request for courtesy arrangements may be found at ncbex.org/common-accommodations.

All correspondence from NCBE regarding your accommodations request will be sent exclusively by electronic posting to the File Cabinet in your NCBE Account.

You must submit a new Applicant Request Form each time you register for the MPRE. Please review the instructions on the Repeat Applicants page of our website.

No. The bar examination is separate and distinct from the MPRE. NCBE is not responsible for administering state bar examinations or determining the criteria for accommodations for state bar examinations. You should contact the jurisdiction in which you plan to take the bar exam to find out what you need to do to request accommodations.

Yes. If you wish to be considered for accommodations on the MPRE, you must apply by following the process posted on the NCBE website at ncbex.org/mpre-ada. State bar examinations are separate and distinct from the MPRE, and NCBE is not responsible for administering state bar examinations or for making accommodations decisions for state bar examinations. If you received accommodations on a bar exam, when you apply for MPRE accommodations, be sure to submit verification of that along with your Applicant Request Form, medical documentation, proof of any other past accommodations, standardized test score reports, and a personal narrative (which is optional).

State bar examinations are separate and distinct from the MPRE and NCBE is not responsible for administering state bar examinations or for making accommodations decisions for state bar examinations. For this reason, NCBE is not privy to each jurisdiction’s documentation requirements, and therefore does not know if those specific requirements are similar to or different than the documentation guidelines to support a request for MPRE accommodations. If you were approved for accommodations on a bar examination, you are encouraged to submit verification of that along with your other supporting documentation and your Applicant Request Form. NCBE will review and consider all material submitted, and an individualized assessment of a request is made once it is received. For more information, refer to the documentation requirements to support a request for MPRE accommodations in the 'ADA Guidelines for Medical Documentation' posted on the NCBE website at ncbex.org/mpre-ada.

You may contact NCBE by email at mpre.ada@ncbex.org or call 608-316-3070 [TDD: 608-661-1275 (must call from a TDD)]. Please contact us if you have questions after reviewing the forms, instructions, and guidelines on our website at ncbex.org/mpre-ada.

To appeal an accommodations decision, you must complete and submit an Applicant Reconsideration Request Form. Any additional supporting documentation you wish to have considered must be submitted along with your Applicant Reconsideration Request Form. The form and additional documentation must be received by NCBE by the late registration deadline. Once the deadline has passed, the decision is final for that MPRE test date. If you register for a future test date, you may submit additional information along with your new Applicant Request Form when you reapply.

No. If you are requesting ONLY to bring food and/or a beverage and are not requesting any other deviation from standard testing conditions, you do not have to submit an Applicant Request Form, but you must submit a note from a medical provider stating that such items are medically necessary in order for you to access the MPRE. Your written request and verifying note from your medical professional must be received by no later than eight (8) calendar days prior to the MPRE date and may be sent by email to mpre.ada@ncbex.org to expedite processing.

No. All examinees may bring certain medical aids, such as an insulin pump, into the testing room without submitting a request for accommodations. Additionally, medical products are included in the list of items that may be brought into the testing room in a sealed clear plastic bag (maximum size one gallon). A blood sugar testing kit, unwrapped hard candy, and unwrapped glucose tablets qualify as medical products. For a full list of allowable items, please see MPRE Test Day Policies.

No. Extended testing time, stop-the-clock breaks, and a separate examination room cannot be considered as a courtesy arrangements request because none may be carried out in a standard testing room without deviation from the standard testing schedule. Additional information relating to a request for courtesy arrangements may be found at ncbex.org/common-accommodations.

If you took the MPRE prior to 2013, email your verification request to mpre.ada@ncbex.org. Include your full name and when you sat for the MPRE. NCBE will email an MPRE Prior Accommodations Certification to you. If you took the MPRE in 2013 or after, log in to your NCBE account and check your File Cabinet. If the Accommodations Confirmation previously posted to your File Cabinet is no longer there, send an email to mpre.ada@ncbex.org asking NCBE to re-post the Accommodations Confirmation. We are unable to provide verification of accommodations granted prior to 2007 as we do not have those records.

No. If you are not granted accommodations, your registration fee will not be refunded. You will remain registered to take the MPRE under standard test conditions. Registration fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable, even if you decide not to take the MPRE.