Bar Exam Fees and Deadlines
There Are No Refunds or Transfers of Applications and/or fees.
Payment may either be by credit card at the time of the initial online filing, or by a certified check, cashier's check, corporate check or
money order payable to the "Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners" in the appropriate amount by the applicable
deadline(s). Personal checks
will not be accepted, nor will any application be accepted until all fees are paid. Refer to the specific
Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rule (Pa.B.A.R.) to determine which rule you qualify under
and, the appropriate application and fee(s) that you must submit.
Fees payable to the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners may be combined and submitted during
online filing for credit card payment or subsequently in one check.
There are no refunds or transfers of applications and/or fees.
Pa.B.A.R. 203 - Admission of Graduates of Accredited and Unaccredited Institutions
Pa.B.A.R. 205 - Admission of Foreign Attorneys and Graduates of Foreign Institutions
Application for Permission to Sit for the
Pennsylvania Bar Examination and for Character
and Fitness Determination under Pa.B.A.R. 203/205
Current Applicant Fee
New Fee Effective
Aug 1, 2016
Commencing with February 2013 bar examination registration, the PA Board of Law Examiners no longer maintains a separate reapplicant fee schedule.
FINAL FILING DEADLINE: Application payments that are submitted by the United States
Postal Service (USPS) or overnight courier (e.g., Federal Express, UPS, etc.)
must be POSTMARKED by the final filing deadline as indicated above; otherwise,
you will not be permitted to sit for the bar examination.
It is strongly recommended that you make copies
of all documents submitted to the Board office.
Computer Based Testing (CBT)
MBE Score Transfer
(Applies when an individual seeks to transfer their MBE score to another jurisdiction.)
Miscellaneous Certification of Documents/Request
(Applies to additional documentation other jurisdictions seek for review for licensure.)
Copy of Completed Application (or computer
summary data sheet if prior to July 2009)
Corrective Certificate (After results have been