2020-21 Bar Exam Information

2020-21 Bar Exam Information

The information below represents updates of which we are aware from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The Student Records Office does not receive updates directly from any jurisdiction when changes happen, so it is critical that students/graduates closely monitor the jurisdictional websites for updates as well.

If you find or learn of information that is not yet listed here, please email the Student Records Office so the page can be updated.

Last updated: 11/24

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Alabama 

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Alaska 

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Arizona

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Arkansas

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24 

California

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Updates From the California Bar

  • July 16: The California Supreme Court on July 16 announced it will permanently lower the passing score for the California Bar Exam to 1390 and released plans for an October test administered online. The court’s letter to the State Bar directed that: (1) the exam will be administered online on October 5−6. Registration will be extended for the October exam through July 24; and (2) The State Bar will expedite creation of a provisional licensure program under supervision for 2020 law school graduates—effective at least until June 1, 2022, or until they can take and pass a California bar exam.   

Colorado

Last updated: 7/8

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Updates From the Colorado Bar

  • Nov. 6: The Colorado Supreme Court announced that the February exam in Colorado will be administered remotely. 

Connecticut

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • ​Feb. 23-24

Updates From the Connecticut Bar

  • Oct. 20: The Connecticut Bar Examining Committee announced that the February exam in Connecticut will be administered remotely. 

Delaware

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

District of Columbia

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Updates From the D.C. Bar

  • Oct. 20: The District of Columbia Committee on Admissions announced the February exam in Washington, D.C. will be administered remotely. 

Florida

Last updated: 11/24

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Updates From the Florida Bar

  • Nov. 18: The Florida Board of Bar Examiners announced that the February 2021 exam will be administered remotely.

Georgia

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Updates From the Georgia Bar

  • Nov. 9: The Supreme Court of Georgia announced it will administer remotely the February 2021 bar exam.

Hawaii

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Idaho

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Illinois

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Updates From the Illinois Bar

  • Nov. 10: The Illinois Supreme Court announced that the February 2021 bar exam will be administered remotely.

Indiana

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Iowa

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Kansas

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Kentucky

Last updated: 11/13

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Updates From the Kentucky Bar

  • Nov. 13: The Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions announced that it will administer the February 2021 bar exam remotely.

Louisiana

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 9, 11, and 13
    • The exam is during ALL three days.

Updates From the Louisiana Bar

  • July 22: The Louisiana Committee on Bar Admissions will administer the February 2021 bar exam over three days.

Maine

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Maryland

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Updates From the Maryland Bar

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

  • Maryland has entered into portability agreements for the transfer of examination scores to the following jurisdictions: District of Columbia, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee and Vermont. Maryland will send qualifying examination scores to admissions officials in Texas, but will not receive or accept score transfers from Texas (which began accepting transferred UBE scores in January 2020, but will not administer the UBE until February 2021)


Massachusetts

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Updates From the Massachusetts Bar

  • Nov. 10: The Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners has announced that the February exam in Massachusetts will be administered remotely.

  • The Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners announced that it has entered into reciprocity agreements with the following jurisdictions for the portability of scores from the October 5-6, 2020 Remotely-Administered Exam for Admission: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, and Vermont.


Michigan

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Minnesota

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Mississippi

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Missouri

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Montana

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Nebraska

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Nevada

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Updates From the Nevada Bar

  • Nov. 9: The State Bar of Nevada announced that the February 2021 bar exam will be administered remotely.


New Hampshire

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Updates From the New Hampshire Bar

  • Oct. 29: The New Hampshire Office of Bar Admissions announced that New Hampshire will administer the February bar exam remotely.


New Jersey

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Updates From the New Jersey Bar

  • Nov. 2: The New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners announced that the February 2021 bar exam in New Jersey will be administered remotely. 


New Mexico

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

New York

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Updates From the New York Bar

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

  • Aug. 21: The New York State Board of Law Examiners is making arrangements to allow candidates to transfer scores earned on the remote bar admission examination to be administered on October 5-6, 2020. At present, the Board has entered into reciprocity agreements with the following jurisdictions:  Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee and Vermont.  The Board will continue its efforts to secure reciprocity with other UBE jurisdictions administering the remote exam, and will provide updates as additional information becomes available.

North Carolina

Last updated: 11/24

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Updates From the North Carolina Bar

  • Nov. 23: The North Carolina Board of Bar Examiners announced that the February 2021 bar exam in North Carolina will be administered remotely.


North Dakota

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Ohio

Last updated: 11/24

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Updates From the Ohio Bar

  • Nov. 19: The Supreme Court of Ohio announced that Ohio will administer the February bar exam remotely.


Oklahoma

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Oregon

Last updated: 11/17

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

Updates From the Oregon Bar

  • Nov. 6: The Oregon State Bar announced that Oregon will administer the February bar exam remotely.


Pennsylvania

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 22-24

Updates From the Pennsylvania Bar

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


Rhode Island

Last updated: 11/10

Bar Website

Upcoming Exams

  • Feb. 23-24

    South Carolina

    Last updated: 11/10

    Bar Website

    Upcoming Exams

    • Feb. 23-24


    South Dakota

    Last updated: 11/10

    Bar Website

    Upcoming Exams

    • Feb. 23-24


    Tennessee

    Last updated: 11/10

    Bar Website

    Upcoming Exams

    • Feb. 23-24

    Updates From the Tennessee Bar

    • Oct. 23: The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an order and a press release announcing that it will administer the February exam remotely.


    Texas

    Last updated: 11/10

    Bar Website

    Upcoming Exams

    • Feb. 23-24

    Utah

    Last updated: 11/10

    Bar Website

    Upcoming Exams

    • Feb. 23-24

    Vermont

    Last updated: 11/17

    Bar Website

    Upcoming Exams

    • Feb. 23-24

    Updates From the Vermont Bar

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


    Virginia

    Last updated: 11/10

    Bar Website

    Upcoming Exams

    • Feb. 23-24

    Washington

    Last updated: 11/10

    Bar Website

    Upcoming Exams

    • Feb. 23-24

    West Virginia

    Last updated: 11/10

    Bar Website

    Upcoming Exams

    • Feb. 23-24

    Wisconsin

    Last updated: 11/10

    Bar Website

    Upcoming Exams

    • Feb. 23-24


    Wyoming

    Last updated: 11/10

    Bar Website

    Upcoming Exams

    • Feb. 23-24