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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.

If you have a general question about the NTA application process itself, you may email your question(s) to 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.


The Board is aware that the Jewish observance of Tisha B’Av is on Thursday, July 27, 2023. Any candidate who is seeking either 50% or 100% extra testing time as an accommodation for a disability and who is unable to test on Thursday, July 27, 2023 must timely submit an affidavit confirming that their religious beliefs require them to observe Tisha B’Av and that such observance precludes them from working, studying, or taking a bar examination on Thursday, July 27, 2023. The affidavit must be accompanied by a written statement or letter on official stationary from the applicant’s Rabbi confirming that their religious beliefs require their observance of Tisha B’Av and precludes them from taking the New York State bar examination on Thursday, July 27, 2023. The Board prefers that the applicant’s affidavit and letter from their Rabbi be submitted by the April 30, 2023 deadline for Applications and Re-Applications for Test Accommodations. In any event, the applicant’s affidavit and letter from their Rabbi must be submitted no later than close of business on May 10, 2023. Any requests submitted after the May 10, 2023 will not be considered.

If the applicant’s Application or Re-Application For Test Accommodations is granted and the applicant submits sufficient proof that they cannot test on Thursday, July 27, 2023 because of their observance of Tisha B’Av, the applicant will be advised of their alternative test schedule on or about June 15, 2023.


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:

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.

For the deadlines for filing the Application for Test Accommodations for the Uniform Bar Examination and the New York Law Examination click here.


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 HandbooK (Large Print)
Test Accommodations Application Form
Re-Application for Test Accommodations Form
Instructions For Submitting Online Application and Digitized Documents
Administrative Accommodation Request Form
Administrative Accommodation Form For Lactating Individuals
General Information Concerning Appeals