February 2017 UBE scores expire for purposes of transfer to Maryland on March 1, 2020. Applicants seeking to file a UBE Transfer application in Maryland based on a qualifying UBE score earned in February 2017 are strongly cautioned that eBar will not permit an applicant to create, save, and submit online a Notice of Intent to transfer after February 29, 2020. Further, SBLE must receive the applicant’s official UBE score report from NCBE and record the qualifying score in eBar before the applicant may create and submit the Notice of Intent through eBar. SBLE does not receive score reports from NCBE until at least the second business day after the applicant places the order for the score report. As such, applicants with expiring February 2017 UBE scores should order their score reports as soon as possible, but absolutely not later than Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

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