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Exam preparation and exam dayAdmittance ticket bulletin
Date: June 28, 2022
Applicants must log into the exam between the time the password is released at 7:40 a.m. and the latest start time of 8:00 a.m. for the first exam session to verify their identification. In the morning, the exam will be administered in four, one-hour sessions (one hour per essay question). There will be a 25-minute break between each one-hour question session. Other than scheduled breaks, applicants are not permitted to leave the view of their web camera unless they finish the session early and upload their answers. In the afternoon, multiple-choice questions will be split into two 90-minute sessions, each containing 50 questions. There will be a 25-minute break between the sessions. Other than the scheduled break, applicants are not permitted to leave the view of their web camera unless they finish early and upload their answers. For a detailed schedule, please see the
- Final filing/reinstatement deadline
- Testing accommodations petition final filing deadline*
- Religious Headwear Petition Deadline
- Final eligibility deadline
- Proof of law study (first-time applicants for the exam)
*Documents must be complete and received in the San Francisco Office of Admissions
Withdrawal refund policy
Requests to withdraw from the June 2022 First-Year Law Students’ Exam must be received by the State Bar’s Office of Admissions on or before the dates listed below in order to qualify for a refund. See the Withdrawal Refund Policy.
Exam preparation and exam day
- First date admit tickets available
- ExamSoft mock exams open
June 29 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Testing accommodation upload date
All applicants must pay the required fees:
*Request received subsequent to filing application
The transfer of fees from one exam to another is prohibited.
Refunds requested due to hospitalization, death, or call to active duty will be considered in accordance with the Committee of Bar Examiners’ refund policy. The refund form and copies of the policy are available on the State Bar website. Withdrawal requests can be submitted by logging into the Applicant Portal.
Applicants who change their address after filing the application can make updates by logging into the Applicant Portal to update their profile. If admittance tickets are lost, a duplicate can be requested by contacting the Office of Admissions. Deadline to change address: May 16.
Results from the June 2022 First-Year Law Students’ Exam are scheduled to be released electronically through the Applicant Portal to applicants on August 12.