(a) Filing. An applicant may file a Notice of Intent to Take the UBE in Maryland if the applicant:
(1) meets the pre-legal educational requirements of Rule 19-201 (a)(1),
(2) unless the requirements of Rule 19-201 (a)(2) have been waived pursuant to Rule 19-201 (b), meets the legal education requirements of Rule 19-201 (a)(2), or will meet those requirements before the first day of taking the UBE in Maryland, and
(3) contemporaneously files, or has previously filed, a completed character questionnaire pursuant to Rule 19-205 that has not been withdrawn pursuant to Rule 19-202 (b), denied pursuant to Rule 19-203, or rejected pursuant to Rule 19-204.
(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 the UBE in Maryland, 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 the UBE in Maryland. 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) Verification of Legal Education. Unless the requirements of Rule 19-201 (a)(2) have been waived pursuant to Rule 19-201 (b), the applicant shall aver under oath that the applicant has met, will meet, or will be unqualifiedly eligible to meet those requirements prior to the first day of the applicant taking the UBE in Maryland. No later than the first day of September following an examination taken in July or the fifteenth day of March following an examination taken in February, the applicant shall cause the Board to receive an official transcript that reflects the date of the award to the applicant of a qualifying law degree under Rule 19-201, unless the official transcript already is on file with the Board's administrative office.
(d) Time for Filing. An applicant who intends to take the examination in July shall file the Notice of Intent to Take the UBE in Maryland 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 the UBE in Maryland 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 the UBE in Maryland filed after that deadline. If the Board rejects the Notice of Intent to Take the UBE in Maryland 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.
(e) Withdrawal of Notice of Intent to Take the UBE in Maryland or Absence from Examination. If an applicant withdraws the Notice of Intent to Take the UBE in Maryland 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.