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(a) Filing. An applicant may file a Notice of intent to Take a Scheduled General Bar Examination if

(1) the applicant is eligible under Rule 19-201 to take the bar examination,

(2) the applicant contemporaneously files or has previously filed an application for admission pursuant to Rule 19-202, and

(3) the application has not been withdrawn or rejected pursuant to Rule 19-203. The notice of intent shall be under oath, filed on the form prescribed by the Board, and accompanied by the prescribed fee.

(b) Request for Test Accommodation. An applicant who seeks a test accommodation under the ADA for the bar examination shall indicate that request on the Notice of Intent to Take a Scheduled General Bar Examination, and shall file with the Board an “Accommodation Request” on a form prescribed by the Board, together with the supporting documentation that the Board requires. The form and documentation shall be filed no later than the deadline stated in section (c) of this Rule for filing the Notice of Intent to Take a Scheduled General Bar Examination. The Board may reject an accommodation request that is

(1) substantially incomplete or

(2) filed untimely.

The Board shall notify the applicant in writing of the basis of the rejection and shall provide the applicant an opportunity to correct any deficiencies in the accommodation request before the filing deadline for the current examination or, if the current deadline has passed, before the filing deadline for the next administration of the examination.

Committee note: An applicant who may need a test accommodation is encouraged to file an Accommodation Request as early as possible.

Cross reference: See Rule 19-205 for the procedure to appeal a denial of a request for a test accommodation.

(c) Time for Filing. An applicant who intends to take the examination in July shall file the Notice of Intent to Take a Scheduled General Bar Examination no later than the preceding May 20. An applicant who intends to take the examination in February shall file the Notice of Intent to Take a Scheduled General Bar Examination no later than the preceding December 20. Upon written request of an applicant and for good cause shown, the Board may accept a Notice of Intent to Take a Scheduled General Bar Examination filed after that deadline. If the Board rejects the Notice of Intent to Take a Scheduled General Bar Examination for lack of good cause for the untimeliness, the Board shall transmit written notice of the rejection to the applicant. The applicant may file an exception with the Court within five business days after notice of the rejection is transmitted.

(d) Withdrawal of Notice of Intent to Take a Scheduled General Bar Examination or Absence from Examination. If an applicant withdraws the Notice of Intent to Take a Scheduled General Bar Examination or fails to attend and take the examination, the examination fee shall not be refunded. The Board may apply the examination fee to a subsequent examination if the applicant establishes good cause for the withdrawal or failure to attend.