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
Massachusetts Law Component RequirementEffective March 1, 2018
Massachusetts Law Component RequirementApplicable to all Petitioners for Admission to the Massachusetts bar

Bar Examination

February 2018 Bar Exam:

     Exam Dates: Wednesday, February 28 and Thursday, March 1, 2018

      Exam Locations:

Boston: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston, MA 02110

Springfield: Western New England University School of Law 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119

The Petition for Admission by Examination for the February Massachusetts bar exam will be available in the fall of 2017.  The filing deadline will be announced at that time. 

For more information, see  Massachusetts Bar Admission FAQs

Future Exam DatesTest Dates
February 2018February 28- March 1, 2018
July 2018- Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) First Administration in MAJuly 24-25, 2018 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
February 2019February 26-27, 2019
July 2019July 30-31, 2019

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.