UBE Score Portability Cheat Sheet
Mar 01, 2023
Prepared March 2018 on behalf of the NALP JD Career Advisors Section-Bar Exam Resources Group (Chair, Leslie Becker Wilson, University of Massachusetts School of Law; Alison Ash-Card, Wake Forest University School of Law; Mary Walsh Fitzpatrick, Albany Law School; Tonya Gaskins, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Sarah Polly, Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Laurie Powers, Gonzaga University School of Law; Heather Spielmaker, West Virginia University School of Law; and Tony Waller, University of Georgia School of Law) and presented April 2018 at the NALP Annual Educational Conference panel ‘The UBE Effect: Preparing Our Grads for Successful Out of State Job Searches’ by Leslie Becker Wilson, University of Massachusetts School of Law.
State requirements are subject to change; always check with the board of bar examiners in the state in which you plan to seek admission to the bar.
You may also be interested in looking at our tables of MPRE Scores Required by Each State and State Character & Fitness Requirements.
|Alaska||Alabama||Arkansas||Arizona||Colorado||Connecticut||District of Columbia||Iowa||Idaho||Illinois||Indiana||Kansas||Kentucky||Massachusetts||Maryland||Maine||Minnesota||Michigan||Missouri||Montana||North Carolina||North Dakota||Nebraska||New Hampshire||New Jersey||New Mexico||New York||Ohio||Oklahoma||Oregon||Pennsylvania||Rhode Island||South Carolina||Tennessee||Texas||Utah||U.S. Virgin Islands||Vermont||Washington||West Virginia||Wyoming|
|UBE State (Chart 5)|
|Minimum UBE Score (Chart 5)||280||260||270||273||276||266||266||266||272, or 280 (if earned before Feb. 2017 UBE Exam Date)||266||264||266||266||270||266||276||260||268||260||266||270||260||270||270||266||260||266||270||264||274||272||276||266||270||270||270||266||270||270||270||270||266|
|Typical Application Fee for Admission by Transferring UBE Score (Chart 5)||$800||$875 *||$1500||$675||$810||$750||$418 *||$900||$600||$1250||$250||$1250||$875||$815||$750||$900 *||$950||$400||$1240||$155 *||$1275||$400 *||$925||$725||$675||$500||$250 *||$750||$650||$750||$650||$975||$1000||$625 *||$300||$500||$1100 *||$525||$585 *||$750 *||$600 *||$1100|
|Alternative Application Fee for Admission by Transferring UBE Score (Chart 5)||$800 *||$410 *||$1500 *||$1000 *||$750 *||$1175 *||$1475 *||$1750 *||$850 *||$620 *|
|State-Specific Component Required by Transfer Jurisdiction Prior to Admission (Chart 5)||false *||true *||false||true *||false||false||false||false||false||false||false||false||true||true *||true *||false||false||true||true *||true *||true *||false||false||false||false||true *||true *||true *||false||false||false||false||true *||true *||true||false||true *||false||true *||false||false||true|
|Earliest UBE Test Date (Chart 5)||7/1/2014||7/1/2011||2/1/2020||7/1/2012||2/1/2012||2/1/2017||7/1/2016||2/1/2016||2/1/2012||7/1/2019||7/1/2021||2/1/2016||2/1/2021||7/1/2018||7/1/2019||7/1/2017||2/1/2014||2/1/2023||2/1/2011||7/1/2013||2/1/2019||2/1/2011||2/1/2013||2/1/2014||2/1/2017||2/1/2016||7/1/2016||7/1/2020||7/1/2021||7/1/2017||7/1/2022||2/1/2019||2/1/2017||2/1/2019||2/1/2021||2/1/2013||7/1/2017||7/1/2016||7/1/2013||7/1/2017||7/1/2013||7/1/2017|
|Typical Maximum Age of UBE Score (Chart 5)||5 years||25 months||3 years||5 years||3 years *||3 years||5 years||2 years *||37 months||4 years||5 years||36 months||5 years||36 months||3 years||3 years||36 months||3 years||5 years||3 years||3 years||2 years||3 years||3 years *||36 months||36 months||3 years||5 years||3 years||36 months||30 months||2 years||3 years||3 years *||5 years||24 months *||3 years||3 years *||40 months||3 years||3 years||3 years|
|Maximum Age measured from (Chart 5)|
before admission application date
|after UBE exam date||prior to taking oath in Arizona||Before admission application date||after UBE exam date||March 1st (for applicants using Feb. UBE exam scores) or Aug 1st (for applicants using July UBE exam scores)||after date of UBE exam second day||before admission application date||after UBE exam date||after UBE exam score release date||before admission motion filing date||after UBE exam date||after UBE exam second day||TBD||before admission application date or demonstrate that applicant has been actively practicing for 2 of the 3 years immediately prior to applying||before admission application date||March 1st (for applicants using Feb. UBE exam scores) or Aug 1st (for applicants using July UBE exam scores)||after release of UBE exam scores in Tennessee||before admission application date||before admission application date||before admission application date|
|Allows for Concurrent Application for Admission by Transferring UBE Score (Chart 5)||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||TBD||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||TBD||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes|
|MPRE Timeliness Requirements, if any (Chart 6)|
Not more than 8 years prior to admission application date
|Not more than 25 months prior to passing UBE scored was earned||Within 2 years before successful bar exam or within 5 years of UBE passing score earned||Not more than 2 years prior to filing application, but MPRE need not be completed prior to filing an application||Within 4 years before or within 1 year after admission application date||No time limit||Within 3 years of MPRE exam date||Prior to transferring UBE scores to Idaho or within next two scheduled MPRE exam dates after transferring UBE scores||No time limit||An official score report with a passing score must be received by the Clerk of Appellate Courts by Jan. 15 for the February bar exam or June 15 for the July bar exam||Any time prior to admission application date||Not more than 3 years prior to filing Notice of Intent to Take UBE in Maryland; no time limit for experienced out-of-state attorneys||Within 15 years prior to admission application date||No time limit||Within 1 year after date of written notice of having passed the bar exam||Within 3 years of MPRE exam date||Within 24 months prior to or within 12 months after passing bar exam date||Within 5 years prior to admission application date. If MPRE taken after admission application date, then a score of 85 or higher must be earned within 2 years of application date.||Within 5 years after release of passing score||No time limit||No time limit||Within the time starting 5 years before admission application submission date and ending 1 year after bar passage notification date||Within the time starting 3 years before and ending 3 years after the passing UBE exam date||No time limit||Within 36 months prior to admission application date or have practiced law for at least 12 months in a jurisdiction where the MPRE is required for admission||Within 5 years prior to admission application date||Within 3 years of admission application date||Within 2 years of the successful MPRE exam date||TBD||No time limit||Not more than 3 years||Within the time starting 3 years before initial UBE exam date and ending 1 year after UBE pass notification date||Within the time starting 3 years before and ending 40 months after successful UBE||Within 25 months of successful bar exam date or of admission application date||No time limit|
|Exam Grading Timing Feb (Chart 10)||10-12 weeks||9 weeks||5 weeks||9 weeks||9 weeks||10 weeks||9-10 weeks||7 weeks||6 weeks||TBD||8-9 weeks||6 weeks||9 weeks||8 weeks||8-9 weeks||7-9 weeks||6 weeks||May 15th||7 weeks||7-8 weeks||4 weeks||7 weeks||6-7 weeks||10 weeks||May||6-8 weeks||9 weeks||9 weeks||7 weeks||7 weeks||5 weeks||10 weeks||8 weeks||6 weeks||10 weeks||8 weeks||12-14 weeks||8-10 weeks||6 weeks||7 weeks||6-8 weeks||12-14 weeks|
|Exam Grading Timing July (Chart 10)||10-12 weeks||9 weeks||5 week||9 weeks||9 weeks||9 weeks||9-10 weeks||7 weeks||6 weeks||7 weeks||8-9 weeks||6 weeks||9 weeks||12 weeks||13-14 weeks||7-9 weeks||10 weeks||November 15th||7 weeks||7-8 weeks||4 weeks||7 weeks||6-7 weeks||10 weeks||Nov||6-8 weeks||12 weeks||12 weeks||7 weeks||7 weeks||9 weeks||10 weeks||12 weeks||9 weeks||14 weeks||8 weeks||12-14 weeks||8-10 weeks||6 weeks||7 weeks||6-8 weeks||12-14 weeks|