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Office of Admissions Online Applications

Welcome

Welcome to the Office of Admissions' online registration and application system. Applicants may file the following online: Registration, Application to Take the California Bar Examination, Application to Take the First-Year Law Students' Examination, and/or Moral Character Determination Application.

If you wish to submit a Moral Character Determination Extension application or a Multijurisdictional Practice (MJP) program application, you cannot use this online application system. You must download and submit a paper application.

The Application for Extension of Determination of Moral Character and selected forms/instructions are only available in portable document format (PDF).

Requirements

You must use one of the following Web browsers (with JavaScript enabled) to successfully submit an online application: Internet Explorer 7.0 OR Mozilla Firefox 3.5. Under preferences, browser must be set to accept all cookies.

Submitting an Online Application

In order to submit an online application, the following steps must be completed:

  1. Establish an account — Each applicant must establish an account in order to submit an online application. This is done only once. Applicants will need his or her username and password in order to log on and access the applications.

  2. Select and complete the application — Select the application and complete the requested information. An examination application must be filed each time an applicant intends to take the examination. Applicants will not be permitted to submit a duplicate application for the same examination. If your application is successfully submitted, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Once an application is submitted, information cannot be changed. If you would like to print your online application, use your browser's print command from each screen of the application.

  3. Pay using a credit card — Applicants must use a Visa or MasterCard to pay for the online application. Checks or money orders are not acceptable for applications submitted online. Your credit card transaction will be transmitted over a secure network for authorization. Your application will only be submitted if your credit card transaction is authorized. Your application will not be submitted if your credit card transaction is denied or if you do not provide a credit card number.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the admissions process, visit the Admissions section of the State Bar's Web site or write to:

Office of Admissions
845 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017-2515
(213) 765-1500
-or- Office of Admissions
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
(415) 538-2300