Which States are Delaying or Modifying the July 2021 Bar Exam?

Which States are Delaying or Modifying the July 2021 Bar Exam?

Which states are delaying or modifying the July 2021 bar exam? The NCBE has announced a remote option for July 2021 takers. To get an idea of what states did for the last bar administration (February 2021), check out this post.

Which States are Delaying or Modifying the July 2021 Bar Exam?

States may decide relatively soon whether to postpone or modify the July 2021 bar exam. The NCBE has its own post that it is updating here.

For your convenience, here we list the jurisdictions as well as their decisions to keep the July 2021 bar exam scheduled as-is in July 2021, or to delay it, or to modify it somehow. We will keep this post updated as states make decisions!

If you have new information, please comment below or contact us so we can update the post!


  • Alabama (AL)—no updates that this time
  • Alaska (AK)—no updates that this time
  • Arizona (AZ)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 4/14/21)
  • Arkansas (AR)—no updates that this time
  • California (CA)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 2/26/21). Provisional licensure program in effect until June 21, 2022. (as of 10/21/20)
  • Colorado (CO)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 3/10/21)
  • Connecticut (CT)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 2/11/21)
  • Delaware (DE)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 3/15/21). The Delaware Bar Exam will be administered on July 26, 27, and 28, 2021. (check here for updates).
  • District of Columbia (DC)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 2/10/21)
  • Florida (FL)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 4/12/21)
  • Georgia (GA)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 3/24/21)
  • Hawaii (HI)—no updates that this time
  • Idaho (ID)—no updates that this time
  • Illinois (IL)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 3/1/21)
  • Indiana (IN)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 3/30/21)
  • Iowa (IA)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 3/11/21)
  • Kansas (KS)—no updates that this time
  • Kentucky (KY)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 2/23/21)
  • Louisiana (LA)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 4/8/21)
  • Maine (ME)—no updates that this time
  • Maryland (MD)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 2/26/21)
  • Massachusetts (MA)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 2/17/21)
  • Michigan (MI)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 4/21/21). Updates are posted here
  • Minnesota (MN)—no updates that this time
  • Mississippi (MS)—no updates that this time
  • Missouri (MO)—no updates that this time
  • Montana (MT)—no updates that this time
  • Nebraska (NE)—no updates that this time
  • Nevada (NV)—no updates that this time
  • New Hampshire (NH)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 3/3/21)
  • New Jersey (NJ)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 3/11/21)
  • New Mexico (NM)—no updates that this time
  • New York (NY)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 3/5/21), capped at 10,000
  • North Carolina (NC)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 3/22/21)
  • North Dakota (ND)—no updates that this time
  • Ohio (OH)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 3/3/21)
  • Oklahoma (OK)—no updates that this time
  • Oregon (OR)—In-person exam (as of 3/26/21)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 2/12/21)
  • Rhode Island (RI)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 4/9/21)
  • South Carolina (SC)—no updates that this time
  • South Dakota (SD)—(updates likely posted here). Failed the South Dakota bar exam? Check out this post.
  • Tennessee (TN)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 2/16/21)
  • Texas (TX)—no updates that this time
  • Utah (UT)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 3/19/21)
  • Vermont (VT)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 3/8/21)
  • Virginia (VA)—no updates that this time
  • Washington (WA)—REMOTE EXAM (as of 3/5/21), and a temporary minimum passing score of 266 for July 2021 applicants 
  • West Virginia (WV)—no updates that this time
  • Wisconsin (WI)—Wisconsin already has the diploma privilege in place.
  • Wyoming (WY)—no updates that this time
  • American Samoa (AS)—no updates that this time
  • Guam (GU)—all news here
  • Northern Mariana Islands (MP)—no updates that this time
  • Palau—there will be no July 2021 exam (as of 10/30/20)
  • Puerto Rico (PR)—April 2021 exam (more info here)
  • Virgin Islands—no updates that this time

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