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Supplemental Remarks (continued)
Guam 1 essay question based on local case law and statutory law.
Northern Mariana Islands 2 local essay questions.
Palau Palau Essay Exam, consisting of 4 to 5 questions.
Puerto Rico Bar examination consists of only local components: 184 multiple-choice questions and 8 essay questions.
Do you accept MBE scores transferred from other jurisdictions?
Alabama An applicant who has taken and passed a bar examination in another jurisdiction, has been admitted to practice in that jurisdiction, and has earned an MBE scaled score of 140 or above may elect to be excused from taking the MBE provided that the examination is administered within 25 months.
Arkansas For immediately succeeding examination, will accept MBE scaled score of at least 135 from any jurisdiction.
Connecticut Concurrent or 3 prior administrations; actual scaled score. If a score is from a prior administration, applicant must have been
successful on each exam for which the score was originally achieved.
District of Columbia Accepts MBE scaled score of 133 or more transferred from another jurisdiction if taken within the preceding 25 months.
Florida Accepts MBE scaled score transferred from another jurisdiction provided that the score meets the minimum passing score for Florida (currently 136) and was attained within 25 months of passing both Part A of the exam in Florida and the MPRE.
Illinois Accepts MBE from 2 prior exams. Applicant must have passed exam in other jurisdiction with MBE scaled score of at least 141. Indiana Concurrent examinations only; actual scaled score.
Kansas Transferred score must have been earned within 13 months, a minimum scaled score of 125, applicant must have passed entire exam from the transferring jurisdiction, and applicant must have never failed a Kansas Bar Examination to be eligible to transfer an MBE score. In concurrent examination or in a prior examination conducted within 13 months of the current examination, if a scaled score of 125 or above and passed the entire exam in one sitting in the transferring jurisdiction.
Kentucky A scaled score of 132 or higher may be accepted if that score was obtained within 3 years of the date of the exam to be taken. Effective January 2019, within 3 years of the date of the Kentucky exam for which an applicant is applying, the applicant may transfer a scaled score of 135 or higher and need only sit for the essay exam in Kentucky, if the applicant has successfully passed the entirety of the transferring jurisdiction’s examination and has never failed the Kentucky examination.
Maryland Concurrent examinations only; actual scaled score.
Massachusetts Concurrent examinations only; actual scaled score, until February 28, 2018, only. MBE transfer scores will no longer be accepted
as of March 1, 2018.
Michigan Within 3 years of the bar exam, foreign jurisdiction must certify date MBE was taken, that applicant passed entire bar exam of which the MBE was part, the MBE actual scaled score applicant achieved and that the jurisdiction which administered the MBE affords reciprocal transfer right to Michigan attorneys seeking admission to that jurisdiction.
Mississippi Actual scaled score; must have attained the score within 20 months of the exam.
Missouri Transferred score must have been earned within 19 months of the exam, applicant must have passed entire exam in the transferring
jurisdiction, and applicant cannot have previously failed the Missouri exam.
Oklahoma Concurrent examinations only; actual scaled score.
Rhode Island Concurrent examinations only.
South Dakota Board may accept MBE scores if taken within 2 years prior to next scheduled exam and if score equals or exceeds South Dakota passing score (scaled score of 135 or more) as of date of acceptance of application and if applicant passed other jurisdiction’s exam.
West Virginia Actual scaled score if taken within 13 months of present exam and part of a successful exam. Applicant who has previously failed West Virginia bar examination may not transfer an MBE score.
Wisconsin A scaled score of 135 or more if taken within 37 months of present exam and part of a successful exam.
Northern Mariana Islands If MBE taken within 3 years of exam for which applicant applies and attains scaled score of at least 130. Palau Will accept a scaled score of 120 or more if taken within 5 years preceding present exam.
Virgin Islands Will accept a scaled score of 133 or more if taken within 5 years of present exam.
Do you admit an applicant on the basis of an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction without requiring the applicant to take and pass your essay exam?
District of Columbia May be eligible for admission without written examination, upon proof of admission in another jurisdiction and proof applicant received scaled score of 133 or more on MBE taken as a part of and at the same time as essay or other written exam given by other jurisdiction in which applicant is admitted and proof of MPRE passing score of at least 75. Must be a graduate of an ABA-approved law school.
Minnesota May be eligible for admission without taking the Minnesota Bar Examination, upon proof of admission in another jurisdiction and proof applicant has received a scaled score of 145 or more on MBE taken as part of and at the same time as essay or other written exam given by other jurisdiction. Completed application and evidence of score must be received within 2 years of date of exam.
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