Fees & Deadlines
Applications must be submitted to the Board of Bar Examiners in accordance with the following fee schedule. Fees are non-refundable
- Each candidate must either pay by credit card or send via postal mail a cashier's check or money order to complete an application for admission to the bar examination. The cashier's check or money order is to be made payable to the Secretary, Board of Bar Examiners.
- Personal checks or cash are not accepted.
- Applications received without payment will be considered late.
- Credit card payments must be received prior to 11:30 p.m. EST to ensure they are posted on the same day.
- Credit card transactions will not be processed from 11:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m. EST.
|Bar Exam Application Deadlines|
|Filing Deadline||February Exam||Fees||July Exam||Fees|
|Timely||October 1 - October 31||$675||March 1 - March 31||$675|
|First Late||November 1 - November 15||$950||April 1 - April 15||$950|
|Final Deadline - No Exceptions||November 16 - November 30||$1,200||April 16 - April 30||$1,200|
|Bar Exam Re-application Deadlines
“Re-application” status applies ONLY to applicants who sat for the exam administered immediately preceding the upcoming exam for which you are registering.
|February Exam||July Exam|
|APPROXIMATELY 15 DAYS after the release of February bar exam results (circa mid-May); notice to those who did not pass the exam will include an exact reapplication deadline.||APPROXIMATELY 15 DAYS after the release of July bar exam results (circa mid-November); notice to those who did not pass the exam will include an exact reapplication deadline.|
|Non-Standard Testing Accommodations (NTA) Application Deadlines
If a deadline falls on a Sunday or a holiday, the NTA application must be postmarked no later than the following day.
|February Bar Exam||July Bar Exam|
|November 30||April 30|
|Reapplicants: APPROXIMATELY 15 DAYS after the release of February bar exam results (circa mid-May); notice to those who did not pass the exam will include an exact reapplication deadline.||Reapplicants: APPROXIMATELY 15 DAYS after the release of July bar exam results (circa mid-November); notice to those who did not pass the exam will include an exact reapplication deadline.|
|Laptop Registration Deadlines
If you plan to take the essay portion of the exam using your laptop, you MUST register for the Laptop Program.
|Filing Deadline||February Exam||July Exam||Fees|
|Approximate Opening Laptop Registration/Software Download Date||January 3 (10:00AM ET)||June 1 (10:00AM ET)|
|Timely||January 3 - January 15||June 1 - June 15||$0|
|First Late||January 16 - January 23||June 16 - June 23||$75|
|Final Deadline - No Exceptions||January 24 - January 31||June 24 - June 30||$150|
|Other Application Fees
The applications below may be submitted at any time.
|Admission on Motion||$1,500|
|Admission on Motion by Qualifying Military Spouse||$ 675|
|Admission on Motion by Law School Professor||$ 675|
|In-House Counsel or Foreign In-House Counsel||$ 750|
|UBE Score Transfer||$ 675|