The next California Bar Exam is scheduled for July 25–26, 2023. The exam will be administered in person.
Applications are available beginning March 1 in the Applicant Portal.
How to apply:
Once all the application sections are completed, go to the Verification screen and click the 'submit' button. You will be prompted to sign a declaration form and submit payment. You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully submitted the application.
Preparing for the exam may take months. Help yourself by looking at what the test covers and how it is graded.
Results from the July bar exam will be released by November 9, 2023.
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 payments by ACH. There is no processing fee associated with ACH payment. You will need your Bank Routing Number and Bank Account Number. It takes seven days for ACH payments to be processed. If within those seven days a payment is returned for insufficient funds or declined for any reason, your application will be considered incomplete until a replacement payment with any service charges are received.
All declined payments will incur a $20 service charge, which will be on top of any late fees in effect at the time of resubmission. The application deadline will be enforced if the payment is not received within the published deadlines.