Universal Bar Examination (UBE) Score Transfer Guide

North Dakota

Minimum UBE Score


Maximum UBE Score Age

2 years

Jurisdiction-Specific Component

All Jurisdictions

Admission By UBE Transfer to North Dakota

Understanding the UBE

The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) is a standardized bar examination designed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). It is composed of three parts: the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT). The UBE is administered over two days and is designed to test knowledge and skills that every lawyer should have before becoming licensed to practice law. The UBE score is portable, meaning it can be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions, subject to each jurisdiction's specific rules and requirements.

For more information on the UBE, visit the NCBE's official website: NCBE UBE Overview.

Transferring Your UBE Score to North Dakota

Minimum UBE Score

North Dakota requires a minimum UBE score of 260 for admission by transferred UBE score. It's important to note that this score is subject to change, and applicants should verify the current requirement through the North Dakota Supreme Court's Board of Law Examiners or the NCBE's jurisdictional directory for North Dakota: NCBE Jurisdictions - ND.

Time Limit for Score Transfer

North Dakota allows UBE scores to be transferred within two years from the date the test was taken. This means that Juris Doctors must initiate the transfer process before their UBE score expires. For the most current information on time limits and procedures, refer to the North Dakota Supreme Court's official guidelines: Reciprocity Based on Test Scores - North Dakota Supreme Court.

For details on the application process, visit the North Dakota Supreme Court's Bar Exam Application page: Bar Exam Application - North Dakota Supreme Court.


Can you transfer your UBE score to multiple states?

Yes, provided each state accepts the UBE and your score meets their minimum requirement. Each jurisdiction may have its own rules regarding the score transfer process and time limits.

What is a passing score on the North Dakota UBE?

As of the latest information available, a passing score in North Dakota is 260. However, this is subject to change, and applicants should verify the current requirement.

How does reciprocity work for UBE?

Reciprocity allows a lawyer licensed in one jurisdiction to become licensed in another without taking an additional bar exam, subject to certain conditions. For UBE jurisdictions, this often involves transferring a UBE score that meets the minimum requirement of the receiving jurisdiction.

How do I transfer my UBE score to Minnesota?

The process for transferring a UBE score to Minnesota involves submitting an application to the Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners, along with your UBE score report and any other required documentation. Visit the Minnesota Board's website for specific instructions and requirements.

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