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Registering for the Illinois Bar Exam

All students and graduates seeking bar admission in the State of Illinois must begin by creating a bar admission registration account at the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar website. The website also includes information regarding admission requirements, fees and filing deadlines.

For the July exam, the regular filing deadline is February 15. Late filing, upon payment of sharply escalating fees, is permitted through May 15. For the February exam, the regular filing deadline is September 15. Late filing, upon payment of sharply escalating fees, is permitted through December 15. Please note that the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar will not consider any request to file an application beyond the latest deadline for any given reason.‚Äč