How to Apply to the Bar Exam

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This document is a reference page to orient law students to the Georgia Bar Exam application process. It is not intended to be legal advice and all students should consult with the Georgia Board of Bar Admissions for accurate, up to date application information.
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Georgia Bar Admissions
The Supreme Court of Georgia Office of Bar Admissions. The official arbiters of who takes and passes the bar exam
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NCBE - MPRE
Registration page for the MPRE
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Deadlines and Fees
Reminder: MPRE deadlines are set by the NCBE. Check their page for updated information:
2023 Test Dates
Registration for the March 2023 MPRE opens Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Registration for the August and November administrations is scheduled to open later this year.
$150 Fee
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Recommended Submission Date to Apply for Accommodations
Registration Deadline - Fee: $150
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November 14 or 15, 2022
August 3, 2022
September 14, 2022
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March 28 or 29, 2023
December 5, 2022
January 26, 2023
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August 9 or 10, 2023
April 24, 2023
June 8, 2023
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November 2 or 3, 2023
July 24, 2023
September 12, 2023
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Reminder: All deadlines and fees are set by the Georgia Bar Admissions. Check their site for current information:
Fitness Application Deadlines
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Regular Application Filing Period
Final Application Filing Period
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February 21-22, 2023
March 23, 2022 - July 6, 2022
July 6, 2022 - October 5, 2022
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July 25 - 26, 2023
October 26, 2022 - December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022 - March 1, 2023
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Fitness Application Fees
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Additional Fee in Final Application Period
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Fitness Application for the two-day exam if filed prior to the award of the first professional degree in law
$400.00
$400.00
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Fitness Application for the two-day exam if filed between the award of the first professional degree in law and within one year thereof
$600.00
$400.00
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Fitness Application for the two-day exam if filed more than one year after the award of the first professional degree in law
$700.00
$400.00
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Fitness Application for the one-day Attorneys’ Examination
$900.00
$400.00
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Petition for Admission of Foreign-Educated Applicants (including Fitness Application, which is filed simultaneously)
$900.00
$400.00
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Failure to Register with the State Bar of Georgia
$800.00
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15 Days within submission of application to withdraw application and receive 2/3 of the fee refunded
Bar Exam Application Deadlines
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Exam Dates
Regular Fitness Application Filing Period
Final Bar Exam Application Filing Period (late fee of $200)
Transcript Deadline
Accommodations Deadline
Laptop Registration Period
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February 21-22, 2023
October 3, 2022 - January 4, 2023
January 4, 2023 - TBA
January 31, 2023
December 1, 2022
TBA
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July 25 - 26, 2023
March 1, 2023 - TBA
TBA
June 30, 2023
May 1, 2023
TBA
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Bar Exam Application Fees
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Type of Bar Exam Application
Filing Fee During Regular Application Period
Filing Fee During Final Application Period
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Two-Day Bar Exam Application
$442.00
$642.00
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One-Day Attorney’s Exam Application
$378.00
$578.00
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Withdrawal Deadline:
For a partial refund, no less than 14 days prior to the exam.
No Refund: Anytime, even during the exam
Refunded 1/2 of the $350
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