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Test Accommodations for the New York Bar Exam and the New York Law Exam

It is the policy of the New York State Board of Law Examiners to provide non-standard testing accommodations (“NTA”) to applicants with disabilities for the bar examination and the New York Law Exam (NYLE) to the extent such accommodations are timely requested, reasonable, not unduly burdensome, consistent with the nature and purpose of the examination and necessitated by the applicant's disability.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review Board Rule 6000.7 and the Test Accommodations Handbook, and to monitor the Board’s Home Page for updated notices in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, for all requirements and procedures for requesting test accommodations on the bar exam and/or the NYLE.

If you have a general question about the NTA application process itself, you may email your question(s) to NTAInquiries@nybarexam.org. Please do not email specific questions or concerns about the merits of your application or re-application, or the merits of the Board’s determination letter. Other than your name and BOLE ID number, do not include any confidential or personal identifying information in any e-mail sent and do not attach ANY documents, including application documents, to any e-mail.

NOTICE: APPLICANTS MAY NOW SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION/RE-APPLICATION FOR TEST ACCOMMODATIONS

Applicants may now complete the Application/Re-Application for Testing Accommodations online by logging into their account through the Applicant Services Portal. The online Application/Re-Application will not be deemed submitted until all required supporting documentation is electronically uploaded to the Board, which must be done by the posted deadlines.

Click here for Instructions for Submitting Online Application/Re-Application for Non-standard Testing Accommodations (NTA) and Digitized Documents.

The Applicant Services Portal can be access through this link: https://portal.nybarexam.org/

Applicants who do not wish to complete the Application/Re-Application online may still physically mail a signed and completed Application/Re-Application with all supporting documentation to the Board by the posted deadlines.

NOTICE ABOUT THE FEBRUARY 2021 EXAM

Individuals with disabilities who are permitted to apply for the February 2021 remote examination and who wish to apply for non-standard test accommodations must file an Application/Re-Application for Test Accommodations with all supporting documentation on or before Monday, November 30, 2020. A completed paper Application/Re-Application with all required supporting documentation may be mailed to the Board’s office or submitted in digital (pdf) format by this strict deadline. The Board is also rolling out an online Application/Re-Application for Test Accommodations that candidates will be encouraged to use. The Application/Re-Application will not be deemed timely submitted until and unless all required supporting documentation is submitted electronically to the Board by 11:59 PM Eastern Time or received in hard copy at the Board’s office by close of business (5:00 PM Eastern Time) on Monday, November 30, 2020.

NOTICE CONCERNING THE SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS IN DIGITAL FORMAT

Upon submitting documents to the Board in digital format, an applicant is representing that each digitized document is a complete and accurate representation of the original document. The Board reserves the right to request production of the original of any uploaded document. Applicants may still opt to mail a completed application/re-application with supporting documentation but please do NOT do both (that is, do not both mail and submit digitized documents).

Test Accommodations Handbook
Test Accommodations Application Form
Re-Application for Test Accommodations Form
Administrative Accommodation Request Form for February 2021 Exam
Instructions For Submitting Online Application and Digitized Documents