When will July 2017 Washington DC Bar Exam Results be Released?
Washington DC bar exam results are usually released around mid-to-end of October. Last July 2016, they were released November 1. (Our formal prediction for the July 2017 Washington DC bar exam results is Friday, November 3, given the higher number of DC bar exam takers and the trend toward a later results release date.)
UPDATE: Results are out as of today (Oct 26)! DC had a 72% overall passage rate. 800 of 1112 applicants passed the bar exam. If you failed the DC bar exam you are not alone! Please read this post “”I failed the Washington DC bar exam. What should I do?”
Note that the Washington D.C. seems to like releasing results on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for the most part. Read below for more information.
When will July 2017 Washington DC Bar Exam Results be Released?
You can judge for yourself when you think July 2017 Washington DC bar exam results will be released. The last six results dates for the Washington D.C. bar exam are posted below. This includes the day of the week they have been released.
Washington DC Bar Exam Results July Release Dates
for the Past Six Years:
- July 2016: Tuesday, November 1 (62% pass rate (422/684 takers)
- July 2015: Thursday, October 15 (44% pass rate) (130/296 takers)
- July 2014: Friday, October 17 (33% pass rate) (87/264 takers)
- July 2013: Thursday, October 24 (47% pass rate) (115/247 takers)
- July 2012: Wednesday, October 31 (53% pass rate) (111/210 takers)
- July 2011: Thursday, October 27 (47% pass rate) (97/208 takers)
- July 2010: Monday, October 18 (41% pass rate) (97/237 takers)
Because there were over double the amount of takers in July in 2016 and because DC switched to the Uniform Bar Exam, DC took until November 1 to release results last July. We suspect that the numbers will continue to remain high in July 2017. (If you are wondering why the number of DC takers has increased, we suspect it is because (a) DC is a Uniform Bar Exam jurisdiction and (b) DC allows bar takers to “transfer” MBE scores or written scores from other states where an examinee may have failed before. Check out this post for more information.)
What will the passage rate for July 2017 DC Bar be?
It is hard to say. We were hopeful last administration because the pass rate appeared as though it was going up. The July 2016 DC bar exam results had a passage rate of 62% (with first time takers passing at a 71% rate). This is a huge jump! There were also significantly more DC takers – 684 total (and 422 passed). Note that in July 2015 the amount of takers were 296 (and the amount of takers has been less than 300 since at least 2010!).
The February 2017 passage rate was, however, lower than we expected at 46%. As you can see, this is pretty standard for February results and many July bar exam results prior to 2016. This makes us very curious as to what the passage rate will be in July.
Please see the February bar exam release dates
and number of takers here:
- February 2017: Friday, May 12 (46% pass rate) (230/496 takers)
- February 2016: Friday, May 6 (44% pass rate) (142/324 takers)
- February 2015: Friday, May 1 (37 % pass rate) (102/271 takers)
- February 2014: Thursday, May 8 (47% pass rate) (132/280 takers)
- February 2013: Wednesday, May 1 (46% pass rate) (105/229 takers)
- February 2012: Wednesday, April 25 (46% pass rate) (110/237 takers)
- February 2011: Wednesday, April 27 (48% pass rate) (100/210 takers)
How will you find out whether you passed the DC bar exam?
You will be notified of your exact score via mail. An alphabetical list of successful applicants will be posted in the office of the Clerk on the second floor of the Courthouse. This list will also be posted on the D.C. website here.
Note: We heard last time that if you only took the essay portion of the bar exam, that your name was not posted and instead you were alerted by mail whether you passed. If you have other information regarding this, please let us know in the comments below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep this post updated!
I’m Worried I Failed! Can I Reserve a Spot for Tutoring?
Yes. If you are reading this pre-bar exam, you can reach out to us ASAP for tutoring. If you are reading this post-bar exam, you are still welcome to reserve a spot for one of our courses or services. The best deal that we offer for your money is our highly regarded, small group Uniform bar exam course. It also fills up the most quickly as spots are very limited. So we highly recommend early application or reservation. It is tailored to exactly what is tested on the Uniform Bar exam. *Note: You are not required to use the spot if you temporarily reserve the spot. It will merely be held for you.
If you are one of the lucky ones that only has to take the essay portion of the DC bar exam, you should also check out our myriad additional resources, including our MEE one-sheets (for sale in our online store), an MEE seminar and our MEE course. We also offer private tutoring for the UBE. Note: We limit the number of students for private tutoring and that can attend our seminar and course so we recommend you reserve your spot early.
*Note, just because you reserve a spot (as your Plan B!) does not mean you will “jinx yourself!” In fact, most of our students who reserve a with us end up not needing it (even though they are convinced they failed!). Why is this? It is because feelings do not correlate with results! This is is why — even if you are absolutely convinced you failed — you may have indeed passed! Please see this post about how to deal with worrying about bar exam results before they are released! You are also welcome to call us (248-228-5547) or email us (email@example.com) if you find you cannot stop worrying.
If you want to come up with your “Plan B” early, read this post: “I failed the Washington DC bar exam. What should I do?” Having a Plan B will help relieve anxiety while you wait for results.
Wondering what to do while you wait for
July 2017 Washington DC Bar Exam Results?
While you wait for your July 2017 Washington DC bar exam results to be released, we recommend that you read these articles:
- Plan a nice post-bar exam vacation (or “bar moon” as some call it). Anywhere. Being in an “in-between” stage of your life can be difficult in some ways, but in other ways, it gives you an excuse to take a break!
- Figure out a plan of attack for if you fail and if you pass. We have some stellar ideas on “The Art of Waiting for Bar Exam Results”. This will help you come up with your “plan A” and “plan B”.
- We have some work-related articles here that discuss how to start your own business, how to start your own law firm, polishing up your Linkedin profile, etc. These are especially useful if you are looking to put themselves in the best position to get a job while waiting for bar exam results.
If you failed the bar exam:
- I failed the Washington DC bar exam. What should I do? This is tailored to Washington DC!
- I failed the bar exam. What should I do? Here is a detailed step-by-step guide on what to do!
- If you took the Uniform bar exam, read this post on what to do if you failed the Uniform Bar Exam, as well as this post on what your UBE score report means.
- How to pass the bar exam the second time around: 5 things to do differently.
- I failed the bar exam twice (or three times, or four or more times): Here is a step-by-step guide to getting out of this vicious cycle!
- Should I rewatch lectures if I fail the bar exam? Generally the answer is no.
- How to tell your boss you failed the bar exam: What to say and what not to say.
- Lastly, check out our very popular note to those who failed the bar exam, quotes for those who failed the bar exam, and a list of famous people that failed the bar exam — you are not alone!
If you passed the bar exam:
- Read our note to those who passed the bar exam. It reminds you how to mind your bar exam manners and keep your friends, if you passed!
- A description of swearing-in ceremonies: It is true that this is focused on Michigan, but they are pretty similar everywhere!
Good luck waiting for July 2017 Washington DC bar exam results!!
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