Arizona recognizes the Uniform Bar Examination as a valid indicator of legal knowledge and understanding, and allows eligible applicants to transfer a valid UBE score earned in a recognized UBE jurisdiction to satisfy the educational component of Arizona admission. You may be eligible for admission by transfer of UBE score if:
- You hold a J.D. degree awarded from an ABA-accredited law school;
- You passed a Uniform Bar Examination, administered in a recognized UBE jurisdiction on a recognized UBE test administration date;
- You achieved a UBE score of 273 or greater.
If you meet these criteria, please review the information Arizona Supreme Court Rules 34-36 and the information below to complete the application process. Every applicant for admission must also undergo a thorough background investigation and complete the Course on Arizona Law.
For UBE transfer applicants, the application below contains all information. Only one application and fee is needed for this method of application. Do not submit separate Character Report, which is required only for applicants for admission by UBE exam testing in Arizona.
Checklist for admission by transfer of UBE score
Register to take Course on Arizona Law (Content applies to all applicants for admission).
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Online application links saved to your computer will not be updated when system maintenance occurs. Whenever portal maintenance is performed you will need to access your online application from a fresh link, not a saved one.
Before attempting to access the application system print the Navigation Tips pdf(s) below to assist with login and application:
NEW USER NAVIGATION TIPS - Create new account and starting new application. If you never accessed the previous system or if you created a contact in the old system but did not start an application, you at a New User.
RETURNING USER NAVIGATION TIPS - Checking status or continuing application/admission process. If you previously filed an exam application or previously started any Arizona Admissions application, you are a Returning User.
Begin an online application for Transfer of UBE Score (includes character information - do not submit separate Character Report)
July 23, 2021: The online application system is down for all applications. Please check back on Monday, July 26, 2021.