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Application Deadlines for the July 2022 NC Bar

Although the first application deadline for the NC bar exam in July has already passed, it’s not too late to apply for the summer test.

Non-licensed applicants have until March 1, 2022 to submit a “late” filing for the July exam. The fee is $1,100. Licensed attorneys also have until March 1, 2022 to submit a “late” filing. The fee is $1,900.

Supplemental applications for the July 2022 exam must be submitted by May 3, 3022. There is no late fee.

From the NC Board of Examiners website: “The Board considers an application “filed” when it is received in the Board’s offices. However, if the envelope containing your application bears a postmark which is on or before the deadline and has sufficient postage, AND your Application is signed and notarized and otherwise complete, it will be considered filed as of the date the postmark shows it was mailed.

For your application to be considered filed, it must be accompanied by the Authorization and Release forms and all applicable fees in collected funds. See Rule .0101(4).

After your application has been received and is being processed, you will be notified if there is any supporting documentation missing or if your answers to any questions are incomplete. The additional information should be furnished to the Board immediately.”

Check the website for information on comity applications, UBE transfer requests, and fees ranging from laptop fees ($125) to application copy fees ($20).

Source: North Carolina Board of Law Examiners - General Application Deadlines (


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Jay Reeves

Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. He was Legal Editor at Lawyers Weekly and Risk Manager at Lawyers Mutual. He is the author of The Most Powerful Attorney in the World, a collection of short stories from a law life well-lived, which as the seasons pass becomes less about law and liability and more about loss, love, longing, laughter and life's lasting luminescence.

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