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Connecticut, Maryland, Missouri, Oregon, and Wyoming are the first jurisdictions to announce that they intend to adopt the NextGen bar exam. Maryland, Missouri, and Oregon intend to first administer the exam in July 2026; Wyoming’s first administration is scheduled for July 2027. Connecticut has not yet finalized its first administration date. As jurisdictions announce their plans, NCBE will update the list of participating jurisdictions on the NextGen page of its website.