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Bar Exam Application Filing Deadlines

The Bar Examination Application is available only to applicants who hold a valid Certification of Fitness to Practice Law in Georgia. If your Application for Certification of Fitness is pending, then you are not yet eligible to receive a Bar Examination Application. In order sit for the Georgia Bar Examination, you must submit a Bar Examination Application to the Board of Bar Examiners.

Bar Examination Dates Bar Examination Application Filing Deadline
February 26-27, 2013 January 2, 2013
July 30-31, 2013 June 5, 2013
February 25-26, 2014 January 2, 2014
July 29-30, 2014 June 4, 2014
February 24-25, 2015 January 7, 2015
July 28-29, 2015 June 3, 2015
February 23-24, 2016 January 6, 2016
July 26-27, 2016 June 1, 2016
February 21-22, 2017 January 4, 2017
July 25-26, 2017 June 7, 2017

Applications not received in the Office of Bar Admissions by the published Bar Examination Application filing deadline may be filed in accordance with Part B, Section 2(e) of the Rules Governing Admission to the Practice of Law, which states:

An applicant who fails to file in a timely manner an application to take the bar examination or fails to submit charges to the NCBE as provided above shall nevertheless be permitted to take the examination if, within 30 days of the deadline as provided above, he or she files an application to do so and pays a late fee of $200 (in addition to the regular fee prescribed by these Rules) and submits all applicable charges to the NCBE.