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Transfer MBE Score (Rule 7B)

Under Rule 7B, an applicant who has received a scaled score of 145 or higher on the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) in another jurisdiction, and is licensed in that jurisdiction, may apply for admission to Minnesota without examination.

Requirements

You must meet the following minimum requirements to apply under Rule 7B:

  • Submit your application within 24 months of the date of the qualifying examination being used as the basis for admission
  • Have an MBE scaled score of 145 or higher on the qualifying examination
  • Be admitted in the state or jurisdiction where you took the exam
  • Have a JD from an ABA-approved law school
  • Be in good standing in each jurisdiction where you are licensed to practice law
  • Provide required documents from each jurisdiction where licensed as required by Rule 4D
  • Receive a good character and fitness recommendation from the Minnesota Board of Law Examiners
  • Receive an MPRE scaled score of 85 or higher or submit a score at a later date as per Rule 4E
  • Meet all other Rule 4 General Requirements for AdmissionSee Rule 7B for additional guidance.

Apply

To apply you must:

1. Register using the online Minnesota Bar Application Registration form, and

2. Complete and send in a signed Minnesota Bar Application along with proper fees and any supplemental information required by the application.

Click here to begin the application process.

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