February 2021 Bar Exam: Jurisdiction Information

The jurisdictions listed below have made announcements about changes regarding the February 2021 bar exam. We will continue to update this page as we receive information from the jurisdictions. See our NCBE COVID-19 Updates page for more information about the coronavirus and NCBE exams and services. To contact a jurisdiction directly, see Jurisdiction Information

For an update on the February Bar Exam in Texas, see the Texas Board of Law Examiners' announcement.

February 2021 Bar Exam Status by Jurisdiction

Map last updated January 12, 2021, 11:00 am (CST)

The following map shows the current status of the February 2021 bar exam in each jurisdiction. Please see the list of jurisdiction announcements below the map for more detail. The same information shown in the map is also available in table format.

Note: Jurisdictions continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely. While the information provided here is current as of the posting date, this information is subject to change as jurisdictions adjust their plans according to the evolving situation. You are strongly advised to consult with the jurisdiction’s bar admissions agency directly for the most current information. 

Jurisdictions Feb 2021 Exam Map, go to table for alternative version of content

Jurisdiction Announcements in Alphabetical Order

Last updated February 18, 2021, 11:17 am (CST)

Arizona  |  California  |  Colorado  |  Connecticut  |  District of Columbia   |  Florida   Georgia  Idaho   Illinois  Indiana  |  Iowa  | Kentucky  |  Louisiana  Maine  |  Maryland  |  Massachusetts |  Michigan  |  Nebraska  |  Nevada   New Hampshire  |  New Jersey  |  New York  |  North Carolina  |  North Dakota  | Ohio  |  Oregon  |  Palau  |  Pennsylvania  | Rhode Island   Tennessee  Texas  |  Utah   Vermont  | Virgin Islands   Washington  |  Wisconsin

Arizona

The Arizona Judicial Branch announced on December 18 that the February 2021 bar exam will be administered remotely.

California

The Supreme Court of California issued an order on November 19 announcing that the February 2021 bar exam will be administered remotely.

Colorado

On November 6, the Colorado Supreme Court announced that the February 2021 exam in Colorado will be administered remotely.

Connecticut

On October 20, the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee announced that the February 2021 exam in Connecticut will be administered remotely.

District of Columbia

The District of Columbia Committee on Admissions announced on October 27 that the February 2021 exam will be administered remotely.

Florida

The Florida Board of Bar Examiners announced on November 18 that the February 2021 exam will be administered remotely.

Georgia

The Supreme Court of Georgia announced on November 9 that it will administer a remote bar exam in February 2021.  

Idaho

The Idaho State Bar, with the support of the Idaho Supreme Court, announced on December 8 that it will administer the February 2021 exam online.

Illinois

The Illinois Supreme Court announced on November 10 that the February 2021 bar exam will be administered remotely.

Indiana

The Indiana Supreme Court issued an order on November 24 announcing that the Indiana bar exam will be administered remotely in February.

Iowa

The Supreme Court of Iowa entered an order on December 3 directing the February 2021 exam to be administered remotely. 

Kentucky

On November 13, the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions announced that it will administer the February 2021 bar exam remotely.

Louisiana

The Supreme Court of Louisiana entered an order on December 4 directing the February 2021 exam to be administered remotely. 

Maine

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court announced on December 9 that the February 2021 exam will be administered remotely.

Maryland

The Court of Appeals of Maryland announced on October 21 that, upon the recommendation of the Maryland State Board of Law Examiners, the February exam in Maryland will be administered remotely.

Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners has announced that the February exam in Massachusetts will be administered remotely.

Michigan

The Supreme Court of Michigan entered an order on December 4 directing the February 2021 exam to be administered remotely. 

Nebraska

The Supreme Court of Nebraska entered an order on December 11 directing the February 2021 exam to be administered remotely. 

Nevada

The State Bar of Nevada announced on November 9 that the February 2021 bar exam will be administered remotely. The exam will consist of seven Nevada essay questions and two performance tests. 

New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Office of Bar Admissions announced on October 29 that New Hampshire will administer the February bar exam remotely.

New Jersey

On November 2, the New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners announced that the February 2021 bar exam in New Jersey will be administered remotely.

New York

The New York Court of Appeals, in consultation with the New York Board of Law Examiners, announced on October 21 that New York will administer a remote bar exam in February.

North Carolina

On November 23, the North Carolina Board of Bar Examiners announced that the February 2021 bar exam in North Carolina will be administered remotely. The Board had previously announced on July 24 that the passing score for the February 2021 exam will be reduced from 270 to 268. 

North Dakota

The North Dakota State Board of Law Examiners announced on December 9 that it will administer the February 2021 exam remotely.  

Ohio

The Supreme Court of Ohio announced on November 19 that Ohio will administer the February bar exam remotely.

Oregon

The Oregon State Bar announced on November 6 that Oregon will administer the February bar exam remotely.

Palau

The Republic of Palau Supreme Court announced on October 30 that it will administer the Palau Bar Examination on February 24-26, 2021 and that the exam will not be administered in July 2021.

Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners announced on October 19 that it will administer a remote bar exam on February 22-24.

Rhode Island

 The Rhode Island Supreme Court announced on November 30 that the February 2021 exam will be administered remotely.

Tennessee

On October 23, the Tennessee Supreme Court issued an order and a press release announcing that it will administer the February exam remotely.

Texas

The Texas Board of Law Examiners announced on February 17 that the Uniform Bar Exam will be administered in Texas as scheduled on February 23-24, with provisions available for candidates affected by this week’s severe weather. Please see the full announcement for more details.

The Texas Board of Law Examiners had previously announced on January 11 that it will administer the February exam remotely.

Utah

The Utah Supreme Court announced on December 10 that it will administer the February 2021 exam remotely.

Vermont

The Vermont Supreme Court and the Vermont Board of Bar Examiners announced on November 10 that the February 2021 exam will be administered remotely.

Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands announced on December 8 that the February 2021 exam will be administered remotely.

Washington

The Washington Supreme Court issued an order on December 3 authorizing a remote exam for the February 2021 exam administration. The Court also temporarily lowered the minimum passing score to 266. 

Wisconsin

On December 8, the Wisconsin Supreme Court approved the remote administration of the February 2021 bar exam.