Upcoming Ohio Bar Exam test dates

Ohio Bar Exam Dates

Typical Bar Exam Schedule
  • Doors open: 8 a.m.
  • Instructions: 9:00 a.m.
  • Testing begins: 9:15  a.m.
  • Lunch: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
  • Testing ends: 5:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m.on Thursday)
Inside the testing facility

The temperature inside the testing facility can be cool or warm so dress in comfortable layers.

What is not permitted:

  • Smoking (you are not allowed to leave the building except at lunch).
  • Food and drinks (exception: water in clear 20 oz max plastic water bottle).
  • Bags, backpacks, or purses inside the testing center.  All bags must be left in a designated area.
  • Watches, clocks, pencils, pens (on Wednesday), laptops (on Wednesday), highlighters, rulers, paper, hats, earplugs, headphones, electronic handheld devices, or firearms or weapons of any kind.
Akron Law support at the Bar Exam

Akron Law provides support to students on site during the bar exam. Such support includes a discounted hotel room block, hosting dinner the first night of the bar exam and providing lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

For questions regarding bar exam support, please contact Nancy L. Reeves, our Assistant Dean for Academic Success.

Ohio Bar Exam costs

NOTE: this does not include the cost for a commercial bar review course (which can cost $1,500-3,000).

Late Fee/Comments
Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission
$275 if not filed by 11/15 of second year of law school
National Council of Bar Examiners
Bar Examination Fee
Laptop Fee
Hotel (3 nights)
Average Cost (in Columbus)
Food during the bar exam
About 6 meals (Akron takes you to dinner on Tuesday and provides lunches Tuesday and Wednesday)
Travel: gas to and from Columbus, parking

To be certain that you have current information relating to all fees, go to: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/AttySvcs/admissions/fees/default.asp.