In September, the National Conference of Bar Examiners announced that the current bar exam would sunset with the July 2027 test. But this week the NCBE announced that it won’t sunset until the February 2028 administration.

With the goal of ensuring a smooth transition for all jurisdictions, the current bar exam will remain available to jurisdictions through the February 2028 administration, so the current exam and the NextGen exam will be offered concurrently for two full years, according to NCBE’s announcement.