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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).

There are three exams administered per year:

2020 MPRE Test Dates, Registration Deadlines, & Fees
Test Dates Recommended Registration Deadline ($135) Registration Deadline
March 12 or 13 December 16, 2019 February 12, 2020
August 11 or 12 May 14, 2020 June 25,2020
October 23 or 28 July 30, 2020 September 14, 2020

Important Changes For 2020:

In 2020, the procedure to receive testing accommodations for the MPRE has changed. Students are required to apply for accommodations prior to registering and scheduling a test appointment with Pearson VUE (MPRE administrator). We strongly advise applicants to request accommodations well in advance of their preferred MPRE test administration, and preferably by the Recommended Submission Date 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 application procedures.

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