State MPRE Reqs.

STATE MPRE REQUIREMENTS

Disclaimer: This does not count as professional or legal advice. You are the ONLY person responsible for knowing the timing and scores of your state requirements. This list is updated only periodically and is not to be relied upon as the sole or primary source of information. Verify!

If you have questions, please contact the National Conference of Bar Examiners or your state bar office.

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Upcoming MPRE Dates/Deadlines

**Note that from March 2020, the MPRE will only be offered online and will not be offered on Saturdays. It also appears there is only one final deadline rather than early and late deadlines.

Registration for 2020 MPRE opens December 16, 2019.

  • Thursday March 12, 2020 or Friday March 13, 2020
    • Registration Deadline:  February 12, 2020 ($135)
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020 or Wednesday August 12, 2020 
    • Registration Deadline:  June 25, 2020 ($135)
  • Friday October 23, 2020 or Wednesday October 28, 2020
    • Registration Deadline: September 14, 2020 ($135)

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Each state requires different MPRE scores for the Bar Exam Application and they will have different timing requirements as to when you will have to take the MPRE.  This is just what I’ve gathered from different websites.  Good Luck!
Updated March 2018  — Numbers and information often change (for example, I just updated Kentucky, Tennessee, and South Dakota). Please check your state website for the official MPRE information!  Do not rely on this page alone!
  1. Alabama

    • Score: 75
    • Timing: 12 months before or 25 months after the Bar Exam
  2. Alaska

    • Score:  80
    • Timing: Within 8 years of your Bar application.
  3. Arizona

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Within 2 years of the Bar Exam or “within the time frame for taking the oath of admission”.
  4. Arkansas

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Before the Bar Exam or up to 1 year after.
  5. California

    • Score: 86
    • Timing: Anytime after completing your first year of law school and after registering with the Committee of Bar Examiners (Committee), which must be done online through the Admissions’ portion of The State Bar of California’s website at admissions/calbar.ca.gov. Must be sent to the Bar Association within 15 years of taking the exam
  6. Colorado

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Within 2 years of taking the bar and before practicing law. 6 Hour course on Professional Behavior is also required.
  7. Connecticut

    • Score: 80 (May be satisfied with a C or better in an ABA acredited law school Professional Responsibility course)
    • Timing: 4 years before or 1 year after applying for the bar exam.
  8. Delaware

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Between January 1 four years before and December 31 the year after the bar exam.
  9. Florida

    • Score: 80
    • Timing: Within 25 months before or after the Bar.
  10. Georgia

    • Score: 75 
    • Timing: Before applying for the Bar exam.
  11. Hawaii

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: 2 years before or reported no more than 1 year after the bar exam.
  12. Idaho

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Anytime before, or within 2 MPRE tests of the Bar Exam.
  13. Illinois

    • Score: 80
    • Timing: Anytime, but a passing score is required before you can be sworn into the state.
  14. Indiana

    • Score: 80
    • Timing: Two years before or after the exam.
  15. Iowa

    • Score: 80
    • Timing: MPRE scores are only accepted for 3 years from the date taken. If you haven’t taken it by the bar application, you’ll need to explain how you intend to pass the MPRE soon.
  16. Kansas

    • Score: 80
    • Timing: Within 180 days of taking the bar.
  17. Kentucky

    • Score: 80
    • Timing: No time limit; required before taking the Bar Exam.
  18. Louisiana

    • Score: 80
    • Timing: Within 5 years before or after the bar exam.
  19. Maine

    • Score: 80
    • Timing: No time mentioned; required before practicing law.
  20. Maryland — 

    • Professional Responsibility Course is required
    • Score: N/A
    • Timing: N/A
  21. Massachusetts

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Before applying for the Bar Exam.
  22. Michigan

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Score is good indefinitely, but you have to have it to be sworn in.
  23. Minnesota

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Anytime before, within 1 year of the bar.
  24. Mississippi

    • Score: 75
    • Timing: No timing mentioned, but required for legal practice.
  25. Missouri

    • Score: 80
    • Timing: Before a year after the bar exam.
  26. Montana

    • Score: 80
    • Timing: Within 3 years of taking the Bar.
  27. Nebraska

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Pay extra money if the MPRE score isn’t included in your app. 
  28. Nevada

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Within 3 years of taking the Bar.
  29. New Hampshire

    • Score: 79
    • Timing: Required for the bar exam, but your MPRE is good for 15 years.
  30. New Jersey

    • Score: 75 (or a C or better on a Law School ethics course)
    • Timing:  Anytime, but it’s required for the bar exam.
  31. New Mexico

    • Score: 80
    • Timing: Anytime is good (but if you took it before Sept. 1, 2011, then you only have to have made a 75).
  32. New York

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Withing 3 years of taking the bar exam
  33. North Carolina

    • Score: 80
    • Timing:  Up to two years before or 1 year after the exam.
  34. North Dakota

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Within 5 years of the Bar application.
  35. Ohio

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Anytime, but it’s required for practicing law.
  36. Oklahoma

    • Score: 75
    • Timing: Apparently anytime before, but within 1 year after.
  37. Oregon

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Within 24 months of taking the Bar.
  38. Pennsylvania

    • Score: 75
    • Timing: Anytime before the exam,  up to 3 months after or you have to file a separate form and a fee. If you don’t pass it in 6 months after the Bar Exam – there may be ‘added requirements.’    Required for Bar application, which must be completed within 3 years of taking the bar exam (so basically you have up to 3 years after the Bar, but required before practicing).
  39. Rhode Island

    • Score: 80
    • Timing: Your MPRE score is only good for 2 years.
  40. South Carolina

    • Score: 77
    • Timing: Within 4 years before taking the bar or in a timely manner after.
  41. South Dakota

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Within 28 months before the bar exam. 
  42. Tennessee (changed 75 Feb 2018 / 82 July 2018).

    • Score: 82
    • Timing: Within 2 years of passing the bar
  43. Texas

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: No timing mentioned, but it is required to get your law license.
  44. Utah

    • Score: 86
    • Timing: No timing mentioned but it is required for swearing in.
  45. Vermont

    • Score: 80
    • Timing:  3 years before or 1 year after the bar exam.
  46. Virginia

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Within 2 years of taking the Exam.
  47. Washington

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Up to 3 years before or 1 year after the Exam.
  48. West Virginia

    • Score: 80
    • Timing: Within 25 months of taking the exam
  49. Wisconsin — NOT REQUIRED

    • Score: N/A
    • Timing: N/A
  50. Wyoming

    • Score: 85
    • Timing: Three years before or one month after passing the bar.
  51. District of Columbia

    • Score75
    • Timing:  No timing limit mentioned, but required but admission to the bar.
  52. Guam

    • Score: 80
    • Timing: Up to 2 years before or 1 year after taking the Bar exam.
  53. Northern Mariana Islands

    • Score: 80
    • Timing: Up to 3 years before or 6 months after the Bar exam.
  54. Palau, American Samoa

    • Score: 75
    • Timing: The MPRE score is good for 5 years.
  55. Puerto Rico NOT REQUIRED

    • Score:  N/A
    • Timing:  N/A
  56. Virgin Islands

    • Score: 75
    • Timing:  The MPRE score is good for 5 years. 

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