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Test Accommodations for the New York Bar Exam and the New York Law Exam

It is the policy of the New York State Board of Law Examiners to provide non-standard testing accommodations (“NTA”) to applicants with disabilities for the bar examination and the New York Law Exam (“NYLE”) to the extent such accommodations are timely requested, reasonable, not unduly burdensome, consistent with the nature and purpose of the examination, and necessitated by the applicant's disability.

If any bona fide applicant or prospective applicant seeking NTA has a general question about the NTA application process itself, the applicant themselves may email the question(s) to Please do not email specific questions or concerns about the merits of your application or re-application, or the merits of the Board’s determination letter. Other than your name and BOLE ID number, do not include any confidential or personal identifying information in any e-mail sent and do not attach ANY documents, including application documents, to any e-mail. The Board usually responds within 5 business days. WARNING: Do NOT submit applications, re-applications, or appeal petitions to this email address. Use of this email address is authorized ONLY for NTA applicants with general NTA questions as described above. All other persons may contact the Board by calling the Board’s office during its Hours of Operation or by faxing or mailing a letter or Verified Petition to the Board. Applications, re-applications, and appeals must be submitted according to the Board’s written procedures. Unauthorized use of this email address will NOT receive a response.


Applicants may now complete the Application/Re-Application for Testing Accommodations online by logging into their account through the Applicant Services Portal. The online Application/Re-Application will not be deemed submitted until all required supporting documentation is electronically uploaded to the Board, which must be done by the posted deadlines.

Click here for Instructions for Submitting Online Application/Re-Application for Non-standard Testing Accommodations (NTA) and Digitized Documents.

The Applicant Services Portal can be access through this link:

Applicants who do not wish to complete the Application/Re-Application online may still physically mail a signed and completed Application/Re-Application with all supporting documentation to the Board by the posted deadlines.

For the deadlines for filing the Application for Test Accommodations for the Uniform Bar Examination and the New York Law Examination click here.


Upon submitting documents to the Board in digital format, an applicant is representing that each digitized document is a complete and accurate representation of the original document. The Board reserves the right to request production of the original of any uploaded document. Applicants may still opt to mail a completed application/re-application with supporting documentation but please do NOT do both (that is, do not both mail and submit digitized documents).

Test Accommodations Handbook
Test Accommodations HandbooK (Large Print)
Test Accommodations Application Form
Re-Application for Test Accommodations Form
Instructions For Submitting Online Application and Digitized Documents
Administrative Accommodation Request Form
Administrative Accommodation Form For Lactating Individuals
General Information Concerning Appeals