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ALABAMA STATE BAR ADMISSION OFFICE

UBE Score Transfer Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

An applicant for admission by transfer of a UBE score must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Transfer of an acceptable UBE score (260 or higher and earned in a single administration of the UBE within timeframe established by Rules Governing Admission to the Alabama State Bar);
  • Submit a complete application for admission and receive certification of the Committee on Character & Fitness of the Alabama State Bar (certification requires compliance with all applicable rules within the Rules Governing Admission to the Alabama State Bar);
  • Successfully complete (score of 75 or higher) the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) within the timeframe prescribed by the Rules Governing Admission to the Alabama State Bar (see Rule VI(B).E.); and
  • Complete the online course on Alabama law (access to online course granted upon issuance of certification by Committee on Character & Fitness).

 

Earning a Transferrable UBE Score

Applicants who wish to be admitted by transfer of a UBE score must have earned a total scaled UBE score of 260 or higher in one of the following jurisdictions:

 

AlaskaNew Jersey

Arizona

New Mexico

Arkansas

New York
ColoradoNorth Carolina
ConnecticutNorth Dakota
District of ColumbiaOhio (July 2020)
IdahoOklahoma (July 2021)
IllinoisOregon
IowaRhode Island
KansasSouth Carolina
MaineTennessee
MarylandTexas (February 2021)
MassachusettsUtah
MinnesotaVermont
MissouriVirgin Islands
MontanaWashington
NebraskaWest Virginia
New HampshireWyoming

 

In order to be transferrable, a UBE score must be earned in a single administration of the UBE administered in a single jurisdiction.

 

Transferring a UBE Score

In order to transfer a UBE score from another jurisdiction to Alabama, an applicant must request a UBE Score Transcript from NCBE. For more information, visit the UBE Score Services page on the NCBE website.

An applicant seeking admission to the Alabama State Bar by transfer of a UBE score must transfer the score and receive certification of the Committee on Character & Fitness within twenty-five (25) months of the date of administration of the UBE in which the score was earned.