The Bar Applicant Kit (available from the State Bar of Michigan: www.michbar.org) includes both an application to sit for the exam and forms to provide information that is the basis for investigation of the applicant by the State Bar Committee on Character and Fitness. Upon receipt by the State Bar, the two sections are separated and the Committee process and the Board of Law Examiners' processing of the exam application then proceed at the same time. Detailed instructions are mailed to applicants well in advance of the examination dates. In the usual course, passers of the examination may expect certification by the Board as soon as the results are released, but only unofficial results are released to applicants whose certification must await either a Character and Fitness clearance or a passing score on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination. Applicants lacking certification of law school graduation do not receive even unofficial results until such certification is received by the Board.