Academic Achievement

Bar Exam Registration

Academic Achievement personnel provide assistance to students in filing their various applications for the Bar Exam.

Bar Exam Application

3Ls generally file their application to take the Bar Exam in their desired state of practice in the final semester of law school. The Illinois Bar Exam Application consists of the Character and Fitness Questionnaire, the Illinois State Police Criminal History Form, the Authorization and Release Form, the Certificate of Dean of Law School (provided by the law school), and payment of the application fee. For more information on the Illinois Bar Exam Application, please go to

Qualifications for Admission to the Bar

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Below are a list of websites for the other state bar exams:

Alabama Guam Michigan North Carolina Utah
Alaska Hawaii Minnesota North Dakota Vermont
Arizona Idaho Mississippi Ohio Virgin Islands
Arkansas Indiana Missouri Oklahoma Virginia
California Iowa Montana Oregon Washington
Colorado Kansas Nebraska Pennsylvania West Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky Nevada Rhode Island Wisconsin
Delaware Louisiana New Hampshire South Carolina Wyoming
D.C. Maine New Jersey South Dakota  
Florida Maryland New Mexico Tennessee  
Georgia Massachusetts New York Texas