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UBE Score Portability Cheat Sheet

* Based on the ABA's Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements (2018).

AlaskaAlabamaArizonaColoradoConnecticutDistrict of ColumbiaIowaIdahoKansasMassachusettsMarylandMaineMinnesotaMissouriMontanaNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaNebraskaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkOregonSouth CarolinaTennesseeUtahU.S. Virgin IslandsVermontWashingtonWest VirginiaWyoming
UBE State (Chart 6)AKALAZCOCTDCIAIDKSMAMDMEMNMOMTNCNDNENHNJNMNYORSCTNUTVIVTWAWVWY
Minimum UBE Score (Chart 10)280260273276266266266272, or 280 (if earned before Feb. 2017 UBE Exam Date)266270TBD276260260266270260270270266260266274266?270266270270270270
Typical Application Fee for Admission by Transferring UBE Score (Chart 10)$800.00$575$675.00$810.00$750.00$418.00$900.00$600.00$1,250.00$815.00TBD$900 + NCBE Report Fee (If Admitted Elsewhere For More Than One Year)$950.00$1,240.00$155.00$1,275.00$400.00$925.00$725.00$675.00$500.00$250.00$625.00$1,000.00?$500.00$1,100.00$525.00$585.00$750.00$600.00
Alternative Application Fee for Admission by Transferring UBE Score (Chart 10)$800.00TBD$410.00$1,500.00$1,000.00$750.00$1,050.00$1,750.00?$850.00$620.00
Pay Alternative Fee When... (Chart 10)Applicant is an admitted attorney in another jurisdictionTBDApplicant is an admitted attorney in another jurisdiction.Applicant is an admitted attorney in another jurisdiction.Applicant is applying more than one year after law school graduation.Applicant is qualified based on foreign law school study.Applicant is an admitted attorney in another jurisdiction.Applicant has been an admitted attorney for more than one year in another US or foreign jurisdiciton.Applicant is an admitted attorney in another jurisdiction.Applicant is an admitted attorney in another jurisdiction.
Additional Charges for Admission by Transferring UBE Score (Chart 10)+ $250 Law Student Non- Registration Fee + NCBE Report Fee+ NCBE Report Fee+ NCBE Report Fee+ NCBE Report Fee+ $375 attorney registration fee+ NCBE Report Fee+ NCBE Report Fee+ NCBE Report Fee+ NCBE Report Fee
State-Specific Component Required by Transfer Jurisdiction Prior to Admission (Chart 10)FALSETRUETRUEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSETRUETRUEFALSEFALSETRUETRUETRUEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSETRUETRUEFALSETRUE?FALSETRUEFALSETRUEFALSEFALSE
State-Specific Component Involves... (Chart 5)+ in-person ethics video courseOnline courseOnline courseOnline Multiple Choice TestTBD [+ Orientation Program]Online, Open Book TestOne day in-person seminar the day following the bar exam (must submit apploication for admission by transferring UBE score 30 days prior to seminar)Online course & online testOne-Day in-person courseOnline course & online test (Must register 30 days prior to test which is only offered five times throughout 2018) [+50 pro bono service hours + proof of compliance with 1 of 5 skills and professional values competency trainings if started law school after August 1, 2016]Online courseOnline, open book, timed multiple choice testOnline, open book , timed multiple-choice test [+ 4 hour live or online course]
Earliest UBE Test Date07/201407/201107/201202/201202/201707/201602/201602/201202/201607/2018TBD07/201702/201402/201107/2013TBD02/201102/201302/201402/201702/201602/201607/201702/2017?02/201307/201707/201607/201307/201707/2013
Typical Maximum Age of UBE Score (Chart 10)5 years25 months3 years3 years5 years5 years2 years37 months36 months36 monthsTBD3 years36 months24 months3 years3 years2 years3 years3 years36 months36 months3 years3 years3 years?24 months3 years3 years40 months3 years3 years
Alternative Maximum Age of UBE Score (Chart 10)5 years5 years5 years5 years5 uears
Apply Alternative Maximum Age When... (Chart 10)If applicant has at least two years of active law practice immediately before admission application date.If applicant can prove regular law practice for two of the last three years immediately before admission application filing date.If applicant can establish they were primarily engaged in active law practice for at least two years in another jurisdiction in which they are in good standing and were authorized to practice throughout the two-year period.If applicant can prove they are engaged full time in law practice.If applicant is actively engaged in law practice for at least two years in another jurisdiction in which they are in good standing
Maximum Age measured from (Chart 10)before admission application dateafter UBE exam dateBefore admission application dateafter UBE exam dateafter date of UBE exam second daybefore admission application dateafter UBE exam dateafter UBE exam score release datebefore admission motion filing dateafter UBE exam dateafter UBE exam second dayMarch 1st (for applicants using Feb. UBE exam scores) or Aug 1st (for applicants using July UBE exam scores)before admission application datebefore admission application datebefore admission application date
Allows for Concurrent Application for Admission by Transferring UBE Score (Chart 10)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesTBDYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
Maximum Age of MPRE Score if MPRE Required Prior to Admission Application (Chart 10)within 8 years of admission application date12 months before UBE score earnedwithin 5 years of UBE passing score earnedn/an/ano time limitno time limitno time limitno time limittbdtbd15 yearsno time limitno time limit 3 years (for score of 80 or above)TBDN/A5 years from MPRE exam score release dateno time limitno time limitwithin the time starting 5 years before admission application submission date and ending 1 year after bar passage notification datewithin the time starting 3 years before and ending 3 years after successful ube exam datewithin 24 months of the UBE exam date (for score of 85 or higher3 years prior to admission application filing date?no time limit5 yearswithin the time starting 3 years before initial UBE exam date and ending 1 year after UBE pass notification datewithin the time starting 3 years before and ending 40 months after successful UBE25 months from successful UBE exam administration dateno time limit
Character & Fitness Allows for Conditional Admission (Chart 2)FALSEFALSETRUEFALSETRUEFALSEFALSETRUEFALSEFALSEFALSETRUETRUEFALSETRUEFALSETRUETRUEFALSETRUETRUEFALSETRUEFALSETRUEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSETRUETRUE
Character & Fitness Allows for Deferred Admission (Chart 2)FALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSETRUEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSE
Admission Barred for Felony Conviction (Chart 2)FALSEFALSEFALSETRUEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSETRUEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSETRUETRUEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSE
Nature of Felony Bar (Chart 2)Felony conviction raises rebuttable presumption of lack of good characterFelony conviction bars admission until 5 years postFelony conviction bars admission until 5 years postFelony conviction bars admission until post
Exam Grading Timing Feb (Chart 9)10-12 weeks9 weeks9 weeks9 weeks10 weeks9-10 weeks7 weeks6 weeks6 weeks8 weeks8-9 weeks7-9 weeks6 weeks7 weeks7-8 weeks4 weeks7 weeks6-7 weeks10 weeksMay6-8 weeks9 weeks7 weeks8 weeks6 weeks8 weeks10-12 weeks8-10 weeks6 weeks7 weeks6-8 weeks
Exam Grading Timing July (Chart 9)10-12 weeks9 weeks9 weeks9 weeks9 weeks9-10 weeks7 weeks6 weeks6 weeks12 weeks13-14 weeks7-9 weeks10 weeks7 weeks7-8 weeks4 weeks7 weeks6-7 weeks10 weeksNov6-8 weeks12 weeks7 weeks12 weeks9 weeks8 weeks10-12 weeks8-10 weeks6 weeks7 weeks6-8 weeks
Timing from Admission Application to Admission DateRolling (3-4+ months after admission application)RollingRollingRollingRolling (up to 1 year after admission application)Rolling (8 months after admission application)Rolling (60-90 days after admission application)Rolling (60-90 days after admission application)Rolling (3-4 months after admission application)Rolling (TBD)TBDRollingRollingRollingRolling, but application will not be accepted until completed one day in-person seminar the day following the bar exam)TBDRollingRolling (120 days after admission application)RollingRollingRolling (6+ months after admission application)RollingRollingRolling (6-8 months after admission application)?Approved only during four motion periods in Feb., May., Aug., and Oct. (4-6 months after admission application)?RollingRolling (4-6 months after admission application)Rolling (3+ months after admission application)Rolling

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.

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