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Accommodations for the MPRE

The MPRE is required for admission to the Bar of all but four U.S. jurisdictions and required by the State Bar of California. Register for the MPRE during your second or third year of law school and after completion of a Professional Responsibility/Ethics course (STEPPS).

Registration for the MPRE is a multi-step process. If you intend to apply for testing accommodations for the MPRE, you must do so before registering for the exam. To begin the process, create an NCBE account here.

There are three exams administered per year:

2021 MPRE Test Dates, Registration Deadlines, & Fees
Test Dates Recommended Registration Deadline to Apply for Accommodations Registration Deadline Fee: $135

March 29 or 30, 2021

January 4, 2021

January 28, 2021

August 11 or 12, 2021

May 4, 2021

June 10, 2021

November 4 or 5, 2021

August 2, 2021

September 17, 2021

Important MPRE Registration Information:

Students are required to apply for accommodations prior to registering, scheduling a test appointment with Pearson VUE (MPRE administrator), and paying the test fee by the registration deadline. We strongly advise applicants to request accommodations well in advance of their preferred MPRE test administration, and preferably by the Recommended Registration Deadline for that administration, to give the MPRE staff time to review their requests.

Also, the MPRE will be administered using a computer-based system at Pearson VUE centers. Computer-based testing offers test takers with functional limitations the following benefits:

  • Candidates will no longer need to request large-print materials. All candidates have the option to increase text size by 25%, 50%, 75%, 100%, or 200% of standard text size.
  • Monitor brightness, text color, and background color may be adjusted. The Pearson VUE system allows candidates to select from twelve different color schemes, including: black text on a white background, black text on a yellow background, black text on a salmon background, and white text on a blue background.
  • Candidates are assigned seats in a quiet environment, in individual carrels with high walls on three sides to avoid visual distractions. Earplugs or noise-reducing headphones are provided for all candidates.

Click here for additional information on the MPRE and online registration and testing accommodation applicationprocedures.

If you have any questions or would like a one-on-one consultation, please contact Student & Diversity Services:

Student Center, 350 Building First Floor
Email: studentservices@cwsl.edu
Phone: (619) 515-1576