The next California Bar Examination is scheduled for July 24-25, 2018. Get more information about the exam, including test locations and 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. See more information:
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 July bar exam results are released in mid-November.
Credit and debit card payments: For credit or debit card payments, a processing fee of 2.25 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.
Check Payments: To pay by personal, cashier’s check or money order, you must mail the check to the Los Angeles Office of Admissions and it must be received within 14 calendar days of the application submittal date. If the payment is not received within 14 calendar days, your application will be placed into abandoned status on the 15th day from the application submittal date and you will be responsible for paying any outstanding fees at that time. If your application is withdrawn prior to the submission of payment, you will still be responsible for paying any outstanding fees depending on the deadline. If your payment is not received before the final filing deadline, your application will be abandoned and you will be responsible for paying all outstanding fees including late fees.
If the personal, cashier’s check or money order payment is returned for insufficient funds, your application will be considered incomplete until a valid payment is received. A $20 service charge will be assessed for insufficient funds and any late charges in effect will be applied. The application deadline will be enforced if the payment is not received within the published deadlines. There is no processing fee associated with personal or cashier’s check payments.