The next California Bar Examination is scheduled for September 9–10, 2020. Get more information about the exam, including results.
Note: If you signed up to use a laptop for the California Bar Examination, you must certify your laptop with Examsoft before the first day of the examination. Please note that the ExamSoft’s new computer-based-testing software is Examplify.
If applicants need to stay near the test center or need special accommodations, they will have to make a request to the Office of Admissions.
The September 2020 California Bar Examination application is not available for Immediate Repeaters until May 8, 2020 after 6:00 p.m.
Preparing for the exam may take months. Help yourself by looking at what the test covers and how it is graded.
It may take up to several months to find out the bar exam results. Results from the February bar exam are not released until mid-May. The September bar exam results are released in mid-November.
Credit and debit card payments: For credit or debit card payments, a processing fee of 2.5 percent will be added to all charges. If your credit or debit card transaction is denied, you will not be able to submit your application until you provide another Mastercard, Visa, American Express or Discover card.
ACH (e-check) Payment: You may also make payment by ACH. If the payment is declined or is rejected for insufficient funds, your application will not be considered complete until a replacement payment with any imposed late fees and service charges is received.