Uniform Bar Exam

Massachusetts Policies, Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) beginning July 1, 2018

First UBE AdministrationJuly 2018
Minimum passing UBE score270 or higher
Date Massachusetts will begin accepting transferred-in UBE scoresJuly 1, 2018
Maximum age of acceptable UBE transfer scores36 months

Bar Examination

February 2017 Bar Exam:

      Exam Dates: Wednesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 23, 2017

      Locations: Boston: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC)

       Springfield: Western New England University School of Law

Email Notice One: The first email for the February 2017 bar exam was sent to all appicants January 6, 2017

Email Notice Two: The second email notice was sent January 27, 2017. The second email includes important information regarding seating assignments for the February 2017 bar exam.  Applicants should check their inbox for both of these emails which contain important information regarding the upcoming exam.  

Application:   For reference only, click here to review the prior Bar Exam Application and Filing Instructions.   

For more information, see  Massachusetts Bar Admission FAQs

July 2017 Bar Exam:

Please note Boston venue change: For the July 2017 bar exam only, the Boston bar exam will be held at the World Trade Center in the Boston Seaport district.  The Springfield exam site will remain at the Western New England University.  Additional information regarding the July exam will be available in March 2017.

Future Exam DatesTest Dates
February 2017February 22-23, 2017
July 2017July 26-27, 2017
February 2018February 28- March 1, 2018

Grading Information

Information regarding the grading process of the Massachusetts bar exam can be found here pdf format of scoring information
.   See Massachusetts Bar Admission FAQs for more information.