We're excited you're here!
The State Bar of California has postponed the July 2020 bar exam to October 5-6 . Along with the postponement, the State Bar announced the passing score would be lowered to 1390 from 1439. This is such a positive development for all of our students and potential students. We are more excited than ever to get started this bar prep season because we have more time than ever to tackle this exam.
Our course has two sessions. Session 1 began Saturday, June 6 and officially ends August 18. Session 2 is enrolling now. It begins Saturday, July 25 and officially ends September 23.
We are also offering an Essay Writing Workshop Series with twice-weekly intensive essay workshops covering every subject on the California Bar Exam. This course runs from August 17 through September 23.
Personal Bar Prep Enrollment FAQ
The July 2020 bar review course for the exam postponed to October 5-6 is enrolling now for Session 2. We begin with lecture and MBE workshop meetings on July 25, but if you’re interested, all meetings are recorded so it’s possible to enroll later and catch up–especially because our small group essay workshops do not begin until August 17.
We are a live interactive bar review course and have always offered our course both in a classroom and streamed online. In order to protect the safety of our students, we have transitioned our course to be 100% online. This won’t change the live interactive nature of our course. Everyone will be able to participate and to ask questions in our virtual classroom hosted on the Zoom video conferencing platform.
Other courses put materials online, ask students to watch videos alone, work with online modules and programs, and give very limited access to a real person. Ours is a live online course that meets multiple times a week with lectures, meetings and workshops with opportunities to interact and ask questions. You will always hear the instructor and other students in the virtual classroom and your instructor is always available for questions during the sessions. You also contact us for help by phone and email at any time.
No. There are no hidden costs at Personal Bar Prep. We do not have a complicated pricing structure–no gold or platinum levels, no add-ons for small group meetings or graded essays or contact with the instructor. Our program includes, and always has included:
- Weekly live online small group essay writing workshops
- Weekly live online MBE workshops
- Live online lectures covering all bar exam subjects
- Live online performance test workshops
- Graded essays and practice tests with feedback
- Direct, unlimited personal access to your instructor by email and phone
- All necessary books and flashcards and a detailed study schedule
- We will also send a headset to anyone who needs one in order to participate online
Yes. Private bar exam tutoring is available both exclusively and as a supplement to the full bar review course. While tutoring is not for everyone, it can be helpful for students that learn best in a one-on-one situation, students with learning disabilities, foreign-educated attorneys, multiple repeaters with very specific problems to address and those struggling with test anxiety. Please check out our California bar exam tutor page or call 213-985-1977 for additional information.
We take payment by cash, check, all major credit cards as well as PayPal and Venmo. We can invoice your law firm for payment upon request. A payment plan is also available.
We offer a very reasonable payment plan to those students who need one. Once the nonrefundable $500 deposit has been paid, your payments are equally distributed in three to four predetermined payment dates. Please inquire about the payment plan when you enroll.
We offer a credit for the deposits of most big name bar review companies with proof of deposit and will apply this amount to your course fee with Personal Bar Prep. Some limitations apply. Please contact us for details.
Yes! If you sign up in a group of three or more, we offer a discount to all group members. We also do our best to make accommodations for all group members to be placed together in a small group for the session if you would like to work together.
We also offer a discount to members of the armed forces and veterans.
Our goal is to see you on the pass list! Because we are a small, live course and not an easily reproduced digital course in a box, we are unable to offer free repeats, but we do offer our course for half price to those who want to return. If you’ve seen other live courses offering money back guarantees, read the fine print. There’s a fair chance you won’t qualify. Buyer beware.
It's Your Time to Pass. Let's Get Started!
Contact us today about your interest in enrolling with Personal Bar Prep. Enrollment in our bar review course is limited to keep our classes small and personal.
Don’t delay and miss out on this opportunity. We look forward to discussing your future with you soon!