Universal Bar Examination (UBE) Score Transfer Guide

South Carolina

Minimum UBE Score


Maximum UBE Score Age

3 years

Jurisdiction-Specific Component

Online course
All Jurisdictions

Admission By UBE Transfer to South Carolina

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.

Transferring UBE Scores to South Carolina

Minimum UBE Score

South Carolina requires a minimum UBE score of 266 for admission by transfer. According to the South Carolina Appellate Court Rule 402, as outlined on the South Carolina Judicial Branch website, the minimum score accepted is detailed within their guidelines. For the most accurate and current minimum score requirements, visit: SC Judicial Branch - Rule 402.

Time Limit for Transfers

There is a specific time frame of three years within which a UBE score must be transferred to South Carolina for it to be considered valid. This time limit is crucial for applicants to understand to ensure their scores are eligible for transfer. For the most current time limits, refer directly to the South Carolina Bar's official resources or the NCBE's guidelines on score transferability: NCBE UBE Score Portability.

Jurisdiction-Specific Component

South Carolina, like many jurisdictions that accept the UBE, requires the completion of an online course as its jurisdiction-specific component. This requirement is designed to ensure that incoming lawyers are familiar with the specific laws and practices of South Carolina. Details on this component, including content, format, and how to complete it, are typically provided by the South Carolina Bar or the state's judicial branch. For the latest information on South Carolina's jurisdiction-specific component, it's recommended to consult the South Carolina Bar's website or the resources provided at the time of application.

Resources for Transferring UBE Scores to South Carolina

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