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Massachusetts Bar Exam

Bar Exam Dates

February 2021 Massachusetts administration of the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)   

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the February 2021 UBE will be administered remotely in Massachusetts.  The February 2021 filing period will open on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, with a filing deadline of Wednesday, December 23, 2020. 

Exam Dates: February 23-24, 2021. 

Filing Deadline: You must file the Petition for Admission by Examination by December 23, 2020.

Updates regarding the February 2021 exam will be posted as they become available.

Electronic Filing:

Information for first-time examinees

Information for repeat examinees

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NOTICE TO OCTOBER 2020 PETITIONERS FOR ADMISSION BY EXAM

The Board of Bar Examiners will automatically report each petitioner's score on the October 2020 Remotely-Administered Exam for Admission to all jurisdictions having a reciprocal agreement with Massachusetts. Petitioners who DO NOT wish to have their scores reported to other jurisdictions may OPT OUT prior to taking the exam. Instructions for opting out and additional detailed information will be posted to the Board of Bar Examiners website (www.mass.gov/bbe) and Facebook page in the coming weeks. To be eligible for admission to a reciprocal jurisdiction under these agreements, applicants must attain a passing exam score as set by the jurisdiction to which they wish to apply, meet all other eligibility requirements for admission set by that jurisdiction, and submit an application for admission as required by the jurisdiction. 

Admission by UBE Transfer:

Massachusetts will continue to accept Petitions for Admission by Transfer of UBE Score from persons achieving a UBE score of 270 or higher from a UBE administration in another jurisdiction.  Information regarding administration of the UBE in other jurisdictions is available at www.ncbex.org.

Upcoming Exams:

The remote administration of the October Massachusetts exam was in response to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The BBE plans to resume the administration of the in-person Uniform Bar Exam when it is safe to do so.

Future Exams

Test Dates

February 2021 February 23-24, 2021
July 2021 July 27-28, 2021
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