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CHART 6: Length of Examination, Application Deadlines, and the UBE


                                                                                                           The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)*

                                                                        How many                                   Do you require        Do you currently
                                                                         times may                                 completion of a      accept UBE scores
                      Length   Bar exam application filing deadlines    an applicant              Are you a      jurisdiction-specific
                      of exam                                                                 UBE jurisdiction?  component† before           from other
                       (days)                                           take the exam                                                      jurisdictions?‡
                                                                        without                                       admission?
                           2
                               July 2017            February 2018       special
                               First filing Late filing First filing Late filing permission?
                                                                                              Yes No Yes No Yes No

Jurisdiction                   deadline deadline** deadline deadline**
 Alabama
                               Feb. 1 — Oct. 1 —                        no limit              XXX

Alaska                2        May 1     June 15    Dec. 1   Jan. 15    no limit              X                               XX

Arizona               2 Jan. 15 April 30 Aug. 15 Nov. 30                3                     X                  X                      X

Arkansas              2        April 3   — Nov. 15 —                    no limit                           X                                   X

California            2        April 1   June 15    Nov. 1   Jan. 15    no limit                           X                                   X

Colorado              2        April 1   May 1      Nov. 1   Dec. 1     no limit              X                               XX

Connecticut           2 April 30 — Nov. 30 —                            no limit              X                               XX

Delaware              2.5      April 1     See      no Feb.  —          no limit                           X                                   X
                                         remark      exam

District of Columbia  2        May 2     May 19 Dec. 15 Dec. 30         no limit              X                               XX

Florida               2        May 1     June 1/    Nov. 15  Dec. 15/   no limit                           X                                   X
                                         June 15             Jan. 15

Georgia               2        June 7    July 7     Jan. 3   Feb. 2     no limit                           X                                   X

Hawaii                2 April 1 — Nov. 1 —                              no limit                           X                                   X

Idaho                 2        March 1 April 15     Oct. 1   Nov. 15    6                     X                               XX

Illinois              2        Feb. 15   April. 1/  Sept. 15 Dec. 15    no limit                           X                                   X
                                         May 15

Indiana               2        April 1   April 15 Nov. 15 Nov. 30       no limit                           X                                   X

Iowa                  2 April 1 — Nov. 1 — 2 X                                                                                XX

Kansas                2        March 1   April 1    Oct. 1   Nov. 1     4                     X                               XX

Kentucky              2        Feb. 1    Mar. 10/   Oct. 1   Dec. 1     5                                  X                                   X
                                         May 10

Louisiana             3        Feb. 1    May 15     Nov. 1   Dec. 15    5                                  X                                   X

Maine                 2        May 22    May 29/    Dec. 20  Dec. 27/   no limit                See                                            X
                                         June 5               Jan. 3                          remark

Maryland              2        Jan. 15   May 20 Sept. 15 Dec. 20        3                                  X                                   X

Massachusetts         2 75 days — 75 days —                             no limit                  X                  X                         X

                                                                                              (July 2018)        (July 2018)

Michigan              2        March 1 May 15       Nov. 1   Dec. 15    no limit                           X                                   X

Minnesota             2        March 15 May 1       Oct. 16  Dec. 1     no limit              X                               XX

Mississippi           2        Feb. 1    April 1    Sept. 1  Nov. 1     no limit                           X                                   X

Missouri              2        March 1   April 1/   Oct. 1   Nov. 1/    no limit              X                  X                      X
                                         May 31              Dec. 31

Montana               2        March 15  —          Oct. 1   —          3                     X                  X                      X

Nebraska              2        March 1 March 31 Nov. 1       Dec. 1     no limit              X                               XX

Nevada                2.5      March 1   May 1      Oct. 1   Dec. 1     no limit                           X                                   X

New Hampshire         2 May 1 — Dec. 1 —                                4                     X                               XX

New Jersey            2        March 31  April 15/  Oct. 31  Nov. 15/   no limit              X                               XX
                                         April 30            Nov. 30

New Mexico            2        Jan. 20   June 2 Sept. 20     Jan. 2     no limit              X                  X                      X

*See Chart 10, page 33, for information on admission by transferred UBE score.
†A jurisdiction-specific component is a separate test, course, or some combination of the two that is administered by a UBE jurisdiction to assess
candidate knowledge of jurisdiction-specific law. The component can be offered live or online.
‡UBE jurisdictions must accept transferred UBE scores, but each jurisdiction may set its own time limit for accepting UBE score transfers.
Jurisdictions may accept transferred UBE scores prior to their date of first UBE administration.

**Late filing fees may apply, with escalating fees in the case of multiple late filing deadlines.

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