UBE Score Portability

Examinees who take the UBE earn a portable score that can be transferred to seek admission in other UBE jurisdictions. This page addresses frequently asked questions regarding UBE scores. You should contact the bar admission agency in the jurisdiction to which you seek admission for specific information.

If I took the UBE but didn't pass in the testing jurisdiction, can I transfer my score to another UBE jurisdiction?

Yes, UBE jurisdictions will accept transferred scores that meet their own passing standards whether or not the score met the passing standard in the testing jurisdiction, assuming all other admission requirements of the jurisdiction are met. Select a UBE jurisdiction from our interactive map to view its passing standard.

Once a jurisdiction adopts the UBE, will it accept transferred UBE scores earned prior to its adoption of the UBE?

Yes, provided the UBE score was earned within any time limits set by the jurisdiction regarding the maximum age of transferred UBE scores. Select a jurisdiction from our interactive map to view its maximum age for transferred UBE scores. You should contact the bar admission agency in the jurisdiction to which you seek admission for specific information.

If I take the UBE, can I transfer my MBE score to a non-UBE jurisdiction?

Yes, provided the non-UBE jurisdiction accepts transferred MBE scores

If I take the bar examination in a non-UBE jurisdiction, can I transfer my MBE score to a UBE jurisdiction?

Yes, provided the UBE jurisdiction accepts transferred MBE scores. NOTE: If you transfer a concurrent or prior MBE score to a UBE jurisdiction, however, you will NOT earn a portable UBE score. You must take all portions of the examination (MEE, MPT, and MBE) in the same UBE jurisdiction and in the same exam administration to earn a portable UBE score.

Can I take the MEE and MPT in a UBE jurisdiction and the MBE concurrently in a non-UBE jurisdiction?

No, not if you want to earn a portable UBE score. UBE applicants must take all portions of the examination (MEE, MPT, and MBE) in the same UBE jurisdiction and in the same exam administration to earn a portable UBE score.

If I took the bar examination in a jurisdiction that administers the MEE, MPT, and MBE, can I transfer my exam score to a UBE jurisdiction?

You must take the examination in a UBE jurisdiction to earn a portable UBE score. If the jurisdiction in which you tested had not adopted the UBE at the time you took the exam, you did not earn a UBE score, even if that jurisdiction administered the MEE, MPT, and MBE.

You might be able to transfer your MBE score to a UBE jurisdiction and sit for only the MEE and MPT (and local component, if the jurisdiction requires) to seek admission in that jurisdiction, but you will not earn a portable UBE score if you do so.

If the jurisdiction in which I took the bar examination administered the MEE, MPT, and MBE prior to adopting the UBE, does my exam score subsequently qualify as a UBE score?

No. The UBE is more than the sum of its components. It is uniformly administered, graded, and scored by the jurisdictions that adopt it. The fact that a jurisdiction administered the MEE, MPT, and MBE does not qualify the score as a UBE score.

If I transfer my UBE score to another UBE jurisdiction, do I have to complete the character and fitness process again?

Yes. Each jurisdiction makes its own character and fitness decisions. You must complete the application forms and meet the admission requirements, including approval of your character and fitness, as determined by the jurisdiction to which you transfer a UBE score.

How can I find out the requirements for admission by transferred UBE score?

Select a jurisdiction from our interactive map to view its requirements for admission by transferred UBE score. You should contact the bar admission agency in the jurisdiction to which you seek admission for specific information.

The UBE Portable Score Callout

Take the UBE and earn
a portable score.

Bar Admission Guide

Information on bar admission requirements in all U.S. jurisdictions, including a directory of state bar admission agencies