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(a) Notice of Intent to Take Maryland General Bar Examination. An unsuccessful applicant may file a Notice of Intent to Take a Scheduled General Bar Examination to take another scheduled examination. The Notice of Intent to Take a Scheduled General Bar Examination shall be on the form prescribed by the Board and shall be accompanied by the required examination 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 an Accommodation Request pursuant to Rule 19-204 (b).

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 July examination shall file the Notice of Intent to Take a Scheduled General Bar Examination, together with the prescribed fee, 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, together with the prescribed fee, 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) Three or More Failures--Re-Examination Conditional. If an applicant fails three or more examinations, the Board may condition retaking of the examination on the successful completion of specified additional study.

(e) 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.