If you have a disability that will require nonstandard testing accommodations on the bar examination, you must complete and file the application for Nonstandard Testing Accommodations (NTA). The Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations on the Massachusetts Bar Examination for qualified applicants with documented disabilities who demonstrate a need for accommodation. Requests for NTA may be submitted up to six (6) months in advance of the exam for which an applicant intends to sit.
Nonstandard testing accommodations
This application packet contains seven separate forms, but you need only submit those forms and documents that pertain to your particular disability. Please carefully review the information below to ensure that you submit a complete request. A checklist is provided in Section V of Form 1: Application for Nonstandard Test Accommodations, which you should complete and submit with your application. All required forms and documentation must be submitted together on or before the application deadline for the bar exam for which accommodations are requested.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some of the forms that must be submitted with your request must be completed by third parties and returned to you for submission to the Board. Make certain that you request completion of these forms by the third parties in a timely manner so that you are able to submit your request by the application deadline. See forms below.