Universal Bar Examination (UBE) Score Transfer Guide


Minimum UBE Score


Maximum UBE Score Age

3 years

Jurisdiction-Specific Component

All Jurisdictions

Admission By UBE Transfer to Utah

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.

Minimum UBE Score Accepted in Utah

Utah requires a minimum UBE score of 260 to qualify for admission by transfer. This score is consistent with several other jurisdictions but is important to note as scores can vary significantly from one jurisdiction to another. For detailed information on UBE score requirements, visit the Utah State Bar Admissions website at Utah Bar Admissions and the NCBE's specific page for Utah at NCBE Utah.

Time Limit for UBE Score Transfers

In Utah, the UBE score must be transferred within three years from the date the applicant sat for the examination. This time frame is critical to understand for those who are planning to transfer their scores, as scores outside of this window will not be considered valid for transfer purposes. For further details, refer to the FAQs on Utah Bar Admissions at Utah Bar Admissions FAQs.

More information on these requirement can be found in the Code of Judicial Administration, specifically UCJA Rule 14-712, available at UCJA Rule 14-712.

Application Steps for UBE Score Transfer to Utah

  1. Verification of Eligibility: Ensure that your UBE score meets or exceeds the minimum required score of 260 and that you are within the three-year time frame for score transfer.
  2. Submission of Required Documents: This includes an application for admission, proof of UBE score, completion certificate for the ULEE, and any other documents specified by the Utah State Bar.
  3. Character and Fitness Review: Undergo a thorough character and fitness review as required by the Utah State Bar to ensure all applicants meet the professional standards required for practice.
  4. Final Approval and Admission: Upon successful review of all submitted materials and completion of the requirements, applicants will be admitted to the Utah State Bar.

For a detailed breakdown of the application steps, visit Admission by UBE Transfer » Application Steps.

Additional Resources

  • NCBE: For general information on the UBE and transferring scores between jurisdictions, the National Conference of Bar Examiners provides comprehensive resources at NCBE.
  • Utah Bar Reciprocity: For information on bar reciprocity with other states, visit Utah Bar Reciprocity.

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