how to register for the mpreTopic 3: How to Register for the MPRE

The MPRE requires registration through both the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) and the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website. Here, we tell you how to register for the MPRE. 

How to Register for the MPRE

First, make sure you register on time!

MPRE registration dates, how to register for the MPRE

Registration for the 2019 MPRE exams opens on December 10, 2018, as you can see by the above table (promulgated by the NCBE). Register early! Registering early is helpful for a few reasons:

  • First, you will avoid the late registration fee. (The fee starts at $125 and increases to $220 if you register late.)
  • Second, you will be more likely to get your choice of testing center. Your friends who register late may have to drive to an inconvenient testing center (such as in a different state or hours away). Avoid this hassle by registering early.
  • Third, you will be motivated to start studying early if you already have registered!

You cannot register after the late registration deadline. There are no exceptions to this policy.

You will need a National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) account and a Law School Admission Council (LSAC) account.

The NCBE develops the MPRE but registration is completed through the LSAC. You need both accounts in order to register. You can look up to see if you have an NCBE account here.

(You already have an MPRE account with the LSAC if you previously registered for an MPRE that was administered in 2013 or later.)

Login to your NCBE account.

The NCBE directions next tell you to 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. 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 login.

Select the MPRE date, location, and jurisdiction that will receive your score.

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.

JD Advising National JuristA Note on the MPRE fees

The NCBE states the following regarding the MPRE fees:

  • 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 also can print a receipt showing your transaction history from within your MPRE account.
  • All fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. If you are unable to take the 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 law 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.

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