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Supplemental Remarks
How soon prior to the  rst day of the bar examination must an applicant submit a completed application?
Georgia Admission to the practice of law in Georgia is a two-step process that requires the submission of two separate applications with separate deadlines and fees: (1) Application for Certi cation of Fitness to Practice Law in Georgia, and (2) Bar Examination Application. An applicant
must  rst receive Certi cation of Fitness to Practice Law from the Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants to be eligible to submit a Bar Examination Application. Initial application deadline for Certi cation of Fitness to Practice Law for the February exam is the  rst Wednesday in July; late deadline is the  rst Wednesday in October. Initial application deadline for Certi cation of Fitness to Practice Law for the July exam is the  rst Wednesday in December; late deadline is the  rst Wednesday in March.
Indiana Repeaters have separate deadlines.
Iowa These are  nal deadlines and cannot be waived.
Maryland January 15 and September 15 are considered early  ling deadlines; May 20 and December 20 are considered timely  ling deadlines.
Massachusetts Filing deadline is approximately 75 days prior to the exam; the date is set when the application is made available. No of cial late  ling deadlines; bar applications are  led with the Court, and late  lings must be allowed by the Court.
Montana There are no speci c allowances for late  ling, and all late applicants are required to petition the Supreme Court for permission. New York Applications must be received between November 1 and 30 for February exam and between April 1 and 30 for July exam. Oklahoma Repeat exam application late  ling deadlines are December 15 for February exam and May 15 for July exam.
Rhode Island Applicants seeking admission under Article II, Rule 2(a) (attorney admission on examination) must submit their applications by September 1 for the February examination, and by February 1 for the July examination. Applicants seeking admission under Article II, Rule 1 (admission on examination) must submit their applications by December 1 for the February examination, and by May 1 for the July examination.
Wisconsin Foreign-schooled applicants must submit their applications by August 1 for the February exam and January 1 for the July exam. Puerto Rico Exam dates are in March and September.
How many times may an applicant take the exam without special permission?
Iowa Special permission may be required for applicants seeking to take the examination more than twice.
New Hampshire Applicants who have failed the exam 4 times may not retake the exam. Failing UBE scores in a different jurisdiction are
included in the 4 attempts.
Rhode Island Limitation of 5 failed examinations in Rhode Island or any other state applies to all applicants seeking admission on examination.
South Carolina There is no limit on the number of times but must wait 1 year after the third or subsequent failure before being eligible to sit for the UBE in South Carolina.
South Dakota Applicant must get Supreme Court permission to take exam after 3 failures in any jurisdiction or combination of jurisdictions. West Virginia Limited to 4 failed examinations in West Virginia or any other state before special permission from the Board is required.
Are you a UBE jurisdiction?
Maryland On November 20, 2017, the Court of Appeals of Maryland announced that it had accepted the recommendation of its Advisory Committee that Maryland adopt the Uniform Bar Examination. The Maryland State Board of Law Examiners has begun work on making the transition but expects to maintain the current format and subject matter of the Maryland General Bar Examination until at least July 2019. Further information on Maryland’s transition to the UBE, including the expected date of Maryland’s  rst UBE administration and the date when Maryland expects to begin accepting UBE transfer applications, will be posted on the Maryland State Board of Law Examiners’ website as it becomes available.
Tennessee The Tennessee Board of Law Examiners has  led a petition with the Supreme Court of Tennessee to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination effective with the February 2019 administration. The Court has issued an order soliciting written comments with a deadline of January 31, 2018.
Do you require completion of a jurisdiction-speci c component before admission? (UBE jurisdictions)
Alabama Online course on Alabama law is required for applicants seeking admission by examination or by UBE score transfer.
Arizona Online course on Arizona law is required prior to admission for all applicants.
Maryland Maryland law component, yet to be developed, will be required with the  rst administration of the UBE (no sooner than July 2019).
Massachusetts Beginning March 1, 2018, all petitioners for admission must successfully complete an online multiple-choice test, based on substantive materials provided online, on key distinctions and essential highlights of Massachusetts law and procedure.
Missouri Rules require an open-book online test, the Missouri Educational Component Test (MECT), for applicants to complete as a condition of licensure. Review materials are posted to assist applicants.
Montana Montana Law Seminar attendance is required prior to admission. The course is offered the day after the bar exam. New Mexico One-day, in-person course on New Mexico law is required prior to admission.
New York Online course (NYLC) and online exam (NYLE) on New York law is required prior to admission for applicants seeking admission by examination or by UBE score transfer.
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