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 Vermont

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 Vermont

Vermont requires a minimum UBE score of 270 for admission to the bar. This threshold ensures that candidates possess the requisite knowledge and skills to practice law within the state. For more detailed information, visit the Vermont Judiciary's official page on attorney admissions (Vermont Judiciary) and the NCBE's Vermont-specific page (NCBE Vermont).

Time Limit for UBE Score Transfers

Vermont allows UBE scores to be transferred within three years from the date of the examination. This time frame is critical; scores older than three years are considered expired and non-transferable. This policy underscores the importance of timely action for those wishing to practice in Vermont. For further details, refer to the Vermont Rules of Admission to the Bar of the Vermont Supreme Court, specifically Rule 13.

Steps to Transfer Your UBE Score to Vermont

  1. Verify Your UBE Score: Ensure that your UBE score meets or exceeds the 270-point minimum required by Vermont. Also, confirm that your score is less than three years old to meet the transfer eligibility criteria.
  2. Submit an Application for Admission: Fill out the application for admission to the Vermont Bar by transferred UBE score. This application can be found on the Vermont Judiciary's website.
  3. Character and Fitness Evaluation: Undergo a character and fitness evaluation, a standard procedure for bar admission to assess the candidate's suitability for practicing law.
  4. Comply with Additional Requirements: Depending on your circumstances, there may be additional requirements, such as providing law school transcripts or proof of previous bar admissions.
  5. Await Admission Decision: After completing the above steps, your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified of the decision regarding your admission to the Vermont Bar.

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