Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, July 24 and 25, 2018
Time: Applicants using laptop computers must be seated no later than 8:20 a.m. All applicants must be seated no later than 8:30 a.m. The examination will begin immediately following the instructions. Applicants should plan to arrive at least 20 minutes early to locate their assigned sections or rooms. Applicants must be seated no later than 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon sessions; instructions will begin promptly at 1:45 p.m.
The examination is scheduled to conclude on Tuesday at approximately 5:30 p.m. and on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. Applicants granted extended time may have different schedules, which are communicated to them individually in advance of the examination.
Additional information concerning the timing and other administrative rules and policies are contained in the admittance ticket bulletin that will be available for printing with your admittance ticket for the examination. The admittance ticket bulletin is also available online.
Timely Filing Deadline: April 2, 2018
$50 Late Filing Fee: April 3, 2018 – April 30, 2018
$250 Late Filing Fee: May 1, 2018 – June 15, 2018
Final Filing Deadline: June 15, 2018
Withdrawal Deadline (60% refund – 30 days after timely filing): March 2, 2018 – May 2, 2018
Withdrawal Deadline (30% refund – 45 days after timely filing): May 3, 2018 – May 17, 2018
Final Deadline to Withdraw from Examination (No Refund): May 18, 2018 – July 10, 2018
Other important deadlines
Examination Type Change Request Deadline (Attorney Applicants only): June 15, 2018
Test Center Change Request Deadline: June 15, 2018
Testing Accommodations Petition Final Filing Deadline: June 15, 2018 (Petitions must be complete and received)
Appeal of Testing Accommodations Petition Final Filing Deadline: July 2, 2018
Final Eligibility Deadline: July 10, 2018
Proof of Admission (first-time Attorney Applicant): July 10, 2018
Proof of Law Study (first-time Applicant for the General Bar Examination): July 10, 2018
Emergency Testing Accommodations Petition Final Filing Deadline: July 13, 2018 Laptop Certification Deadline: July 20, 2018
Laptop Exam Answer File Upload Deadline: July 26, 2018 – noon
Extended Time Testing Accommodations Exam Answer File Upload Deadline: July 28, 2018 – noon
Los Angeles area
Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles Laptop Computers (L111) Writers (W111)
Ontario Convention Center 2000 Convention Center Way Ontario Laptop Computers (L400) Writers (W402)
Pasadena Convention Center 300 East Green St. Pasadena Laptop Computers (L102) Writers (W112)
Doubletree Hotel – Orange 100 The City Drive Orange Testing Accommodation (S260) (Restricted to applicants with disabilities who have been granted accommodations.)
Doubletree Hotel – Westside 6161 W. Centinela Ave. Culver City Testing Accommodations (S106) (Restricted to applicants with disabilities who have been granted accommodations.)
Ontario Gateway Hotel – 2200 E Holt Blvd. Ontario Testing Accommodations (S408) (Restricted to applicants with disabilities who have been granted accommodations.)
San Diego Concourse 202 C St. San Diego Laptop Computers (L301) (Restricted to San Diego residents.)
Sheraton Mission Valley 1433 Camino Del Rio South San Diego Testing Accommodations (S304) (Restricted to applicants with disabilities who have been granted accommodations.)
San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area
Oakland Convention Center 550 10th St. Oakland Laptop Computers (L600)
Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara Laptop Computers (L850) Writers (W850)
Crowne Plaza Hotel 1177 Airport Blvd. Burlingame Testing Accommodations (S623) (Restricted to applicants with disabilities who have been granted accommodations.)
Sacramento Convention Center 1400 J St. Sacramento Laptop Computers (L701) Writers (W701)
Hilton Sacramento Arden West 2200 Harvard Street Sacramento Testing Accommodations (S706) (Restricted to applicants with disabilities who have been granted accommodations.)
Ensure that you find the right dates and deadlines to avoid missing a deadline.
Applications must be submitted in complete form online through the online application process no later than midnight, or otherwise received in hard copy by the Los Angeles Office of Admissions no later than 5 p.m., on the filing deadline. The Office of Admissions is not responsible for the failure of an applicant to follow directions for submission of a complete application online, nor for lost, misdirected, or postage-due mail.
Applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted. The final filing deadline is statutory and cannot be waived.
Late filing information
In addition to the application fee, all applications received between the dates listed below must be accompanied by a late filing fee:
Late filing dates fee
April 3, 2018 – April 30, 2018 $50.00
May 1, 2018 – June 15, 2018 $250.00
For the purpose of determining the need for a late filing fee and the amount, if required, an application will not be deemed filed until the proper fees are paid.
Requests to withdraw from the July 2018 California Examination must be in writing and received by the Office of Admissions on or before the dates listed below in order to qualify for a refund.
Date and percentage
March 2, 2018 – May 2, 2018 (30 days after timely filing deadline) 60% refund
May 3, 2018 – May 17, 2018 (45 days after timely filing deadline) 30% refund
May 18, 2018 – July 10, 2018 (No refund)
See the Withdrawal Refund Policy
Applicants who change their address after filing the application can make updates by logging into the admission status screen on the State Bar website.
If admittance tickets are lost, a duplicate can be printed from the Status Screen. Telephonic requests for applicant numbers for the purpose of accessing the pass list through the State Bar’s home page cannot be accommodated.