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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby mec215 » Wed May 30, 2018 3:32 pm

LLBJD wrote:Did anyone get an email saying that their application to sit for the exam has been accepted? I did not get one, but on the website, it says that my application to sit for the exam has been accepted.

Yes - I got an email with the subject line "DCCA Office of Admissions: Acknowledgement Email" which said that my application was accepted. Maybe check your spam or add relay@dcbar.org to your trusted senders list.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby radio1nowhere » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:00 pm

mec215 wrote:
LLBJD wrote:Did anyone get an email saying that their application to sit for the exam has been accepted? I did not get one, but on the website, it says that my application to sit for the exam has been accepted.

Yes - I got an email with the subject line "DCCA Office of Admissions: Acknowledgement Email" which said that my application was accepted. Maybe check your spam or add relay@dcbar.org to your trusted senders list.

I also never got an email (checked spam folder — not there) but the website says "Congratulations! Your application has been reviewed and accepted. You are now approved to sit for the upcoming UBE Exam." Weird.

Unrelatedly, does anyone know if there will be somewhere at the convention center we can store suitcases during the exam?

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby hanner22 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:45 am

radio1nowhere wrote:
mec215 wrote:
LLBJD wrote:Did anyone get an email saying that their application to sit for the exam has been accepted? I did not get one, but on the website, it says that my application to sit for the exam has been accepted.

Yes - I got an email with the subject line "DCCA Office of Admissions: Acknowledgement Email" which said that my application was accepted. Maybe check your spam or add relay@dcbar.org to your trusted senders list.

I also never got an email (checked spam folder — not there) but the website says "Congratulations! Your application has been reviewed and accepted. You are now approved to sit for the upcoming UBE Exam." Weird.

Unrelatedly, does anyone know if there will be somewhere at the convention center we can store suitcases during the exam?



There is a place where they allow you to store your jackets, bags & lunches. I'm not sure if they will allow suitcases. However, the examiners were pretty lax about belongings. People had study materials and their phones out even though the instructions indicated the they were prohibited so you might be able to get away with it. The hotel was able to hold my suitcase until after the exam. I think that is your best bet.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby Nicolena. » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:47 pm

I am staying a little over a mile away from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. How early would you guys suggest leaving? I'm going to just use a Lyft/Uber. It says 10 mins away. I planned to leave 30 mins early.

I'm too nervous to risk transit. Idk if transit is anything like NJ/NY, but people get stuck on trains or there are delays all the time. I figured if somehow traffic is that bad, I could always leave the lyft and just walk the remainder of the way to the convention center.

Any tips appreciated! Thanks!

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby Nicolena. » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:56 pm

Has anyone received their ticket yet?

I thought i heard somewhere that they don’t come until a week before but just checking.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby CLSGumbo » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:05 pm

The acknowledgement email I received just said:

Your application for the July 2018 District of Columbia bar exam has been accepted for processing. Admission tickets and further information regarding the exam will be emailed to you approximately two weeks before the examination. If you wish to apply for accommodations and have not already done so please submit all paperwork immediately. Requests must be made before the application deadline.


I never got one that said I had actually been processed...

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby LLBJD » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:13 pm

I actually called them today and they said that the tickets will be sent out this week.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby Nicolena. » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:22 am

Just received my ticket.
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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby mec215 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:25 am

I got my admissions ticket email this morning. Anyone else notice that the "tickets," which are supposed to print on separate pages, end up being split between multiple pages when you print, such that you can't just hand in one ticket per day? I think I'm going to have to copy and paste into Word to adjust the spacing to make each fit on separate pages. Why couldn't they just do a PDF?

Separately - Is anyone else's law school certification still showing as "Rejected," even though you've uploaded the final certification? I uploaded the provisional certification pre-graduation. Right after graduation, I attempted to upload the final one, but there was no way to do it. When I called, the person I spoke to marked my provisional certification as "Rejected" so that I would be able to upload a final version. I did so right away (in late May), but it's still showing up as rejected. I called and checked in on this about 2 weeks ago, and they said they were still reviewing law school certifications, but I'm starting to get a little nervous that this rejected status might cause issues on exam day. (My application does, however, state that it is accepted and I'm approved to sit for the exam.)

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby CLSGumbo » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:55 am

^^^ re the split pages. yeah i figured I'll paste into word?

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby mec215 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:56 am

mec215 wrote:I got my admissions ticket email this morning. Anyone else notice that the "tickets," which are supposed to print on separate pages, end up being split between multiple pages when you print, such that you can't just hand in one ticket per day? I think I'm going to have to copy and paste into Word to adjust the spacing to make each fit on separate pages. Why couldn't they just do a PDF?

Separately - Is anyone else's law school certification still showing as "Rejected," even though you've uploaded the final certification? I uploaded the provisional certification pre-graduation. Right after graduation, I attempted to upload the final one, but there was no way to do it. When I called, the person I spoke to marked my provisional certification as "Rejected" so that I would be able to upload a final version. I did so right away (in late May), but it's still showing up as rejected. I called and checked in on this about 2 weeks ago, and they said they were still reviewing law school certifications, but I'm starting to get a little nervous that this rejected status might cause issues on exam day. (My application does, however, state that it is accepted and I'm approved to sit for the exam.)

Update re the law school certification: I just called and they approved it. They were confused because they said they reviewed all the certifications yesterday. If yours is still showing as rejected, I recommend calling.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby Nicolena. » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:58 pm

So just a recap....

We need the admissions ticket for AM & PM, notarized laptop liability, and the receipt that we paid for the exam software right?

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby mec215 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:09 pm

Nicolena. wrote:So just a recap....

We need the admissions ticket for AM & PM, notarized laptop liability, and the receipt that we paid for the exam software right?

I think that covers it. I don't think we're required to bring the exam software receipt, just the laptop liability form, but I probably will bring the receipt just to be safe.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby Nicolena. » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:14 pm

mec215 wrote:
Nicolena. wrote:So just a recap....

We need the admissions ticket for AM & PM, notarized laptop liability, and the receipt that we paid for the exam software right?

I think that covers it. I don't think we're required to bring the exam software receipt, just the laptop liability form, but I probably will bring the receipt just to be safe.


I just know they mentioned having it when I read the registration instructions. We probably don't need it, but I am bringing it as well.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby LLBJD » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:04 pm

Is everyone going to just copy and paste the tickets on email into a word document? That's what I think I might do but I just want to be safe.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby radio1nowhere » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:30 pm

LLBJD wrote:Is everyone going to just copy and paste the tickets on email into a word document? That's what I think I might do but I just want to be safe.


I just tried taking screenshots of the tickets in the email itself and printing those; looks like they turned out alright, although the text might be a little smaller for some reason?

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby Nicolena. » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:46 pm

LLBJD wrote:Is everyone going to just copy and paste the tickets on email into a word document? That's what I think I might do but I just want to be safe.


I just cut and pasted. It looks fine for me. I did have to add the picture in the heading though.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby mec215 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:26 pm

LLBJD wrote:Is everyone going to just copy and paste the tickets on email into a word document? That's what I think I might do but I just want to be safe.

I am going to copy and paste into a Word doc (with one ticket per page). But I am also going to bring a straight print-out of the full email, just in case they give me any grief for my reformatting in the Word doc.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby Nicolena. » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:49 pm

mec215 wrote:
LLBJD wrote:Is everyone going to just copy and paste the tickets on email into a word document? That's what I think I might do but I just want to be safe.

I am going to copy and paste into a Word doc (with one ticket per page). But I am also going to bring a straight print-out of the full email, just in case they give me any grief for my reformatting in the Word doc.




I called. They said pasting into word is fine. Also they said we don’t need the exam software receipt.



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