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Supplemental Remarks
What is the date of the  rst UBE administration?
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.
What is your time limit for accepting a UBE score (i.e., maximum age of the UBE score)?
Alabama The transferred UBE score will be valid for a period of 25 months after taking the UBE in the jurisdiction in which the transferred score was earned.
Alaska 5 years preceding the date of application to the Alaska Bar Association. Arizona 5 years prior to taking oath in Arizona.
Colorado Applicants with UBE scores older than 3 but less than 5 years may apply for admission based on the UBE score plus a period of active law practice for at least 2 years immediately preceding Colorado application.
Iowa Any applicant may transfer a qualifying UBE score without a showing of prior legal practice if the score was from a UBE administered within 2 years immediately preceding the transfer application  ling date. An attorney applicant may transfer a qualifying UBE score up to 5 years after the examination was taken upon proof that the applicant regularly engaged in the practice of law for at least 2 of the last 3 years immediately preceding the transfer application  ling date.
Kansas 36 months preceding date of application.
Maine 3 years from the date of the second day of the UBE taken in the other UBE jurisdiction. Massachusetts 36 months from the date of the exam administration in which the score was earned. Missouri 24 months preceding date of the application.
Nebraska 3 years from UBE score release date.
New Hampshire An applicant who earned a UBE score more than 3 years but less than 5 years prior to the date the motion for admission by transferred UBE score was  led must establish that he or she has been primarily engaged in the active practice of law for at least 2 years in another state, territory, or the District of Columbia, in which the applicant was a member in good standing and authorized to practice law during the entire 2-year period.
New Mexico 36 months from the date of the exam administration in which the score was earned. New York 3 years from the date of the second day of the UBE taken in the other UBE jurisdiction. North Dakota 2 years from the date of the exam in the jurisdiction where UBE score was earned.
Oregon The applicant must have earned the passing scaled score on an exam taken no more than 36 months prior to the date of application for admission or demonstrate that the applicant has been lawfully engaged in the active practice of law for at least 2 of the 3 years immediately preceding the date of application.
South Carolina For a UBE administered in February, this 3-year period shall begin on March 1st following the examination; for a UBE administered in July, this 3-year period shall begin on August 1st following the examination.
Utah Utah accepts all UBE scores earned within 24 months of the date of application. For applicants with UBE scores that are older than 24 months, Utah will accept UBE scores for up to 5 years with proof of the full-time practice of law.
Vermont The passing UBE score must be from an administration no more than 3 years before the date of the application for admission or—if the applicant has been actively engaged in the practice of law for at least 2 years in another U.S. jurisdiction in which the applicant was a member in good standing—no more than 5 years before the date of the application. Also, the passing score must have been achieved at an administration of the UBE occurring no later than 5 years after the applicant graduated from law school or completed the Law Of ce Study Program.
West Virginia 3 years preceding the date of application to the West Virginia Board of Law Examiners.
What is the minimum passing UBE score?
Idaho The 272 minimum passing UBE score is effective with the February 2017 exam administration, replacing a score of 280. Applicants transferring a UBE score earned prior to the February 2017 exam administration must have earned a minimum score of 280.
Do you require completion of a jurisdiction-speci c component before admission?
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 is yet to be developed.
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