BarMax FAQs

What is BarMax?

BarMax is the pioneer in mobile bar review and the only comprehensive bar review course to offer instant and lifetime access to bar prep guaranteed to put your name on the pass list.

With the convenience of a course you can access on web or mobile, you can study anytime, anyplace, ensuring your bar exam prep fits into your schedule—not to mention your budget.

Why should I choose BarMax over other bar review courses?

Traditional bar review courses are not only ridiculously overpriced, but the methodologies employed are also responsible for some of the lowest bar exam pass rates in decades.

BarMax was designed to address all of the inefficiencies of traditional bar prep options, so we take a very different approach than our competitors.

We do not feel that overwhelming you with a kitchen-sink approach and made-up questions with perfect model answers will put you in the best position to pass the bar exam.

We also do not recommend a study schedule that requires 8 to 9 hours of prep each day.

It is important to remember that the bar exam is a minimum competency exam that requires around a 65% to pass. The standard is nowhere near perfect, so there is absolutely no reason to pretend that it is.

This is why we provide one clear and concise outline per subject with everything you need to pass, nothing more.

We also only use real questions to ensure that the questions you are practicing with are representative of what you will see on the actual bar exam.

Additionally, by using the latest technologies, we have been able to improve the convenience of bar review courses while at the same time dramatically reduce the price.

BarMax is also the only bar review course to offer instant and lifetime access to the course materials so you can start preparing the moment you enroll and never worry about repaying for access.

You will not find a more affordable, more convenient or more effective comprehensive bar review course on the market. But don’t take our word for it—check out actual BarMax student testimonials!

For which states do you offer comprehensive courses?

We offer comprehensive courses for the California bar exam and all Uniform Bar Exam jurisdictions.

These are the UBE jurisdictions:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming
  • Virgin Islands

While technically not UBE jurisdictions, the following jurisdictions either administer or substantially administer the UBE:

  • Hawaii
  • Mississippi
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin

How much does BarMax cost?

Our California and Uniform Bar Exam comprehensive courses are $1895, our MBE course is $899.99 and our MBE Questions bank is $395.

Upon purchase students get instant access to course materials. Our UBE, CA and MBE courses are active for 2 exam administrations. Students can also opt to upgrade to lifetime access when they initially purchase the course or later for an extra fee.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we have partnered with Affirm to offer 0% financing* starting as low as $75/month for BarMax MBE and $106/month for BarMax CA and BarMax UBE.

You can read more about Affirm Monthly Payments here.

*0% financing is available but students must qualify for it. Affirm is a soft credit check so the application process has no impact on your credit score.

Is MBE prep included in BarMax CA and BarMax UBE?

Yes, BarMax CA/UBE are comprehensive bar review courses that include all the MBE materials found in BarMax MBE, so you do not need to purchase both.

BarMax MBE and BarMax MBE Questions are supplements designed for students looking for prep for only that portion of the bar exam.

Does BarMax use real questions?

Absolutely! Every single MBE question, practice essay and performance test in BarMax is a real, officially licensed question from previous bar exams.

Do NOT waste your time or money on bar prep materials and/or courses that use made-up questions.

Does BarMax offer hardcopy materials?

Yes, we offer hardcopies of our course outlines and Online Practice Exams 1-4 (i.e. OPEs 1-4) as add-ons.

Does BarMax provide a study schedule?

Yes. BarMax provides a recommended study schedule with daily assignments to guide your bar prep.

How can I get started?

You can sign up for free for BarMax online. If you have an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, you can download our free app from the Apple App Store.

The first part of Civil Procedure (I. Subject Matter Jurisdiction) is unlocked, so you can better familiarize yourself with our vision of bar prep.

Inside of this section, you will find an on-demand audio lecture by the legendary Arthur Miller, black-letter law outline, flashcards and real MBE questions.

You will also find our free MPRE course.

If you decide to purchase BarMax, you can do so directly in our Online Store.

Can I access BarMax on more than one device?

Yes, you can access BarMax from your computer, one iPhone and one iPad.

What is the Public Interest Scholarship?

The BarMax Public Interest Scholarship is available to students pursuing careers in public interest as well as members of the military.

This scholarship will allow you to enroll in a comprehensive state course (BarMax CA or BarMax UBE) for just $1,248, our MBE course for $799.99 or our MBE questions for $349.99.

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be employed in public interest (e.g., government, non-profit, etc.) or a past or present member of the military.

How can I apply for the Public Interest Scholarship?

If you are currently employed in public interest, please email proof of public interest employment to

If you are a past or present member of the military, please email proof of your military service to

If you are not currently employed in public interest, you may still be eligible for the public interest scholarship. To apply, email your resume and a brief statement regarding your intention to pursue a career in public interest after passing the bar exam to Please include a promise to repay the scholarship if you eventually decide not to pursue a career in public interest law for whatever reason.

Does BarMax offer a pass guarantee?

While it is great that BarMax is more affordable and the most convenient bar review course on the market, what matters most is that it works.

We are so confident that you will pass the bar exam after preparing with BarMax that you will be eligible for a refund if you do not.

You can read more about our Pass Guarantee here.

Does BarMax offer free MPRE prep?

Not only do we offer free MPRE prep, we are actually the pioneers of the idea.

Prior to BarMax, there was no such thing as a free MPRE course—the only way to get MPRE prep was to put down a nonrefundable $250 deposit towards your bar review course.

But with the release of BarMax MPRE, law students across the country finally had access to a completely free MPRE course.

No deposit required. No other strings attached.

You can access BarMax MPRE in-app or online.

What is BarMax MPRE Pro?

BarMax MPRE Pro is another bank of real MPRE questions.

BarMax MPRE Pro is MPRE Online Practice Exam 1, a 60-question, annotated online practice exam that uses questions drawn from actual MPREs administered in recent years.

The annotations explain why each answer choice is correct or incorrect.

This exam is not only an extremely useful last minute review before the MPRE but also a great way to highlight the importance of preparing with real questions.

You can purchase MPRE Online Practice Exam 1 for only $19.99 inside of the BarMax app (this exam retails for $35 on the NCBE website).

How are your courses administered?

All BarMax materials are available on-demand and can be accessed either online or in-app.

BarMax Online requires Internet access but you can access all your materials inside the BarMax app with or without Internet access.

Does BarMax offer support?

In addition to 24/7 email support and phone support Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm PST, every single MBE question inside of the BarMax app has a real-time message board where you can post questions and communicate directly with BarMax instructors.

Does BarMax offer writing revisions?

BarMax CA and BarMax UBE both include ten personalized writing revisions.

Additionally, as a BarMax student, you can purchase as many additional revisions as you would like for $30 each or in bundles of 10 for $200.

What if I paid a deposit to another bar review provider?

Not to worry, we will gladly pay for your mistake by crediting your BarMax tuition the amount of your deposit (up to $250).

Just send proof of your deposit to

I do not have an iPhone or iPad. Can I still use BarMax?

Yes! With the release of BarMax Online, all law students, even those without iOS devices, can now use BarMax for their bar exam review.

What are the system requirements?

The BarMax iOS app requires iOS 15.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone and iPad. BarMax for Android requires Android version 7.0 or higher.

With the BarMax iOS app you can download all of the BarMax course materials, including the audio lectures, to access without Internet connection. This will require 1GB of free space.

BarMax Online can be accessed from any computer with Internet access. While BarMax Online should work on any browser, we recommend Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer.

Here are the minimum browser requirements for BarMax Online:

  • Internet Explorer: 9+
  • Firefox: 36+
  • Chrome: 20+
  • Safari: 6.2+
  • Opera: 26+