How Will I Find Out MPRE Results?
It’s been a few weeks since you’ve taken the MPRE and you’ve almost put it out of mind…almost! As you anxiously await your results, you’re probably wondering how exactly you should expect to find out. In this post, we’ve compiled all you need to know about how you will find out MPRE results.
How Will I Find Out MPRE Results?
Who will release MPRE results?
You will find out MPRE results from The National Conference of Bar Examiners. Though you probably took the MPRE at a Pearson VUE testing center, the NCBE is responsible for drafting and scoring the test. The NCBE will release your MPRE results to you as well as the jurisdiction you designated when you registered for the test. If you did not designate a jurisdiction when you registered for the MPRE, you can request a score report to have your score reported. You can go through the same process if you would like to report your score in multiple jurisdictions. All of this is done through your NCBE account.
Where can I find my MPRE results?
You will find out MPRE results on the NCBE website. Specifically, you’ll need to log into your account and pull up your NCBE Account File Cabinet. Your score report will be posted here until the next test administration.
What do my MPRE results mean?
When you find out MPRE results, you’ll also find out if you’ve passed the test. Much like the bar exam, you either pass or you don’t. Learn more about what score you need to pass in your jurisdiction.
The MPRE is scored on a scale of 50 – 150. Passing scores range from 75 – 86. If you’ve scored high enough, congratulations! You’ve completed the MPRE. If your score isn’t passing this time around, don’t worry! Many people take the MPRE more than once and still go on to be successful attorneys.
When will I find out MPRE results?
The NCBE states that scores are released within five weeks of the exam, but we’ve found it doesn’t typically take that long. Instead, it seems that scores are typically released approximately one month after the examination date. For more information about release dates for MPRE results, read this post.
How do I ease anxiety while I wait for my score?
Perhaps to ease anxiety about receiving your scores, you could try only checking your NCBE account after a month has passed. There’s no use in wasting time checking to find out MPRE results that won’t be posted. Additionally, try picking a time of day that you check your NCBE account. Checking your account every day at 5 P.M., for example, avoids wasted time and additional stress. Plus, if you took the exam at the same time as friends, someone might text you when results are posted anyway!
Why is the MPRE important?
The MPRE is a test of important knowledge you’ll use every day as an attorney. The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the Judicial Code of Conduct often dictate the ethical rules you’ll be subject to in practice. In addition to creating exposure to important content, the MPRE may make you more comfortable with multiple-choice questions. This can be helpful on the bar exam! While the MPRE is not nearly the same undertaking as the bar exam, the MPRE requires you to utilize your studying and test-taking skills.
What do I do if I didn’t pass?
Don’t worry too much! Many people take the MPRE more than once before they pass. Try evaluating what you think went wrong with the test you didn’t pass. Did you not study enough? Were you too nervous on the test date? Did you not have enough time to answer all of the questions? There are many reasons people don’t pass the MPRE, and knowing where you ran into problems is the first step in addressing them! Follow these MPRE studying tips if you need more guidance!
The most obvious answer to this question is also: you’ll have to take the MPRE again. The MPRE is offered in March, August, and October. Depending on your jurisdiction, it might be necessary to take the MPRE before you sit for the bar. For example, Massachusetts makes passing the MPRE a filing requirement to sit for the bar exam. In other jurisdictions, you cannot take the bar exam more than once without passing the MPRE. Be sure to check your jurisdiction’s state bar website and check with the appropriate faculty at your school. They’ll be able to help you make a plan that is best for you!
We are hopeful that you will be celebrating when you find out your MPRE results. If you’re not, keep your head up!