When Will the February 2018 New York Bar Exam Results Be Released?
February 2018 New York bar exam results should be released around the end of April or beginning of May. (Our formal prediction is Thursday, April 26, but it really could be anytime at the end of April or beginning of May)
For the February 2017 New York Bar Exam, we predicted results would be released on April 25 and they were in fact released then!
When Will February 2018 New York Bar Exam Results be Released?
Note that the New York State Board of Law Examiners seems to like releasing results on Tuesday through Friday most of the time. (When releasing July results, they seem to like Wednesdays and Fridays, and when releasing February results, they seem to like Tuesday and Thursday, as you can see below.) Like many state boards, they tend to avoid releasing results on Mondays.
You can judge for yourself when you think New York will release the February 2018 New York bar exam results. Here are the last seven February results dates for the New York bar exam, including the day of the week:
New York Bar Exam February Results Release Dates for the Past Seven Years:
- 2017: Results released on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (4,162 takers)
- 2016: Results released on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 (4,193 takers)
- 2015: Results released on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (3,997 takers)
- 2014: Results released on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (4,032 takers)
- 2013: Results released on Thursday, May 2, 2013 (4,152 takers)
- 2012: Results released on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 (4,011 takers)
- 2011: Results released on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 (3,881 takers)
- 2010: Results released on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 (4,031 takers)
- 2009: Results released on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 (3,560 takers)
Despite there being a change in the amount of takers (e.g. there were 500 more in 2017 than there were in 2009) and despite switching to the Uniform Bar Exam, New York is pretty consistent with when it releases bar exam results.
I Think I Failed the New York Bar Exam! Can I Reserve a Spot for Tutoring?
Yes. We have multiple options for top-notch UBE tutors (who have passed the New York bar exam!) and have helped several students pass the UBE. Our spots fill up quickly so we truly recommend early application so that we can reserve your spot if need be! To read more about our New York Bar Exam tutoring click here.
The best deal that we offer for your money is our highly regarded, small group Uniform bar exam course. It also fills up the very quickly as we have very limited spots. So we highly recommend early application or reservation. You can reserve your spot for free. 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.
You should also check out our myriad additional resources, including our MEE one-sheets (for sale in our online store), a New York Bar Exam seminar (which covered a lot of what was tested on the last bar exam!) and our New York MEE course. We limit the number of students for private tutoring and that can attend our seminar and course.
*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 spot for private tutoring or our other services end up not needing them (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 contact us if you find you cannot stop worrying!
If you failed the New York Bar Exam, please see this post on what the next steps should be.
Wondering what to do while you wait for February 2018 New York Bar Exam Results?
We frequently recommend that people come up with a “Plan A” and a “Plan B” while they are waiting for results. The Plan A is what you will do if you pass (e.g., apply for jobs, update your Linkedin profile…). And Plan B is what you will do if you fail. If you want help coming up with your plan B, read this post on what to do if you fail the New York bar exam.
If you have a Plan A and a Plan B, you will be mentally ready for either outcome and you can reduce your anxiety. Many students have anxiety about failing and anxiety about passing (and having to be a lawyer!). Thinking about your plans in detail is very beneficial for your mental health.
While you wait for your February 2018 New York bar exam results, we recommend that you read these two articles: A Note to those who Pass the Bar Exam and A Note to Those who Fail the Bar Exam. They are both good to read prior to getting results. (Whether you pass and a friend fails or vice versa, you will be more prepared to deal with it — or to be a good friend to your friends that fail. And you will be in the right mindset!).
If you are still bored while waiting for February 2018 New York bar exam results, please check out these other articles too:
If you are waiting for results:
- 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 awful in some ways. However, 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”.
- 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 bar exam. What should I do? Here is a detailed step-by-step guide on what to do!
- 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.
- If you failed (or are worried you will fail) the New York Bar Exam, please see this post on what the next steps should be.
- 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.
- What happens if I work at a big law firm and fail the bar?
- 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 we suspect they are pretty similar everywhere!
Good luck waiting for bar exam results!!
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