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.

  1. Pa.B.A.R. 203 - Admission of Graduates of Accredited and Unaccredited Institutions
  2. 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
Filing Deadline
February Exam
July Exam
Applicant Fee
October 30
April 15
First Late
November 15
April 30
Second Late
November 30
May 15
December 15
May 30

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.

Miscellaneous Fees:
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 released)