What Is the Best Bar Prep Course for You?

Deciding the best bar prep course for you is crucial to your success on the bar exam. With so many great options out there—and so much at stake—you need to make sure you select the best bar prep course for you.

Here are the top 3 factors to consider as you make this important decision.


One key factor in choosing the best bar prep course is looking at where the course will be offered. You’ll need to study 8-10 hours a day, 6 days a week during your bar prep, so pick a location that’s near where you live. You won’t have time to drive a long distance to and from class. Any time not spent studying will need to be spent sleeping or watching some mindless T.V. to decompress, so be sure to pick a convenient class locale.

If you don’t live near an onsite class, consider an online bar prep course. The online courses have easy-to-follow bar prep schedules, and you can easily structure your day to stay on top of all the materials you have to learn.

However, if there is an onsite class you can get to easily, that’s probably the best option. In the midst of all of the stress, it will be nice to have some structure and a few friendly faces to help minimize your bar exam anxiety!


Cost is likely one of the biggest factors when deciding which bar prep course is the best for you. However, this is one of those instances in life when you should absolutely choose quality even if it means paying a little more.

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All that stands between you and the practice of law is passing the bar exam. You have to study for a few months and then wait for the results for a few months. After that, you’ll be able to start earning an income. So, it’s critical that you pay for a solid bar prep course to help you pass on your first try. Any money saved on a less expensive course that isn’t high quality will not be worth the cost of retaking the bar exam—both in terms of the actual money and your time spent.

Course Offerings

The final factor to consider when selecting the best bar prep course is the actual course offerings themselves. When you’re comparing different bar prep courses, take a close look at what each class offers in addition to the standard lectures on the core topics. Can you submit essays for review and feedback? Is there an easy to use app for quizzing yourself on the go? These extras are really the defining features of the course.


Choosing the best bar prep course is a matter of analyzing three factors: location, cost, and course offerings. By keeping these three factors front and center, and prioritizing your bar prep over all else for the next few months, you’ll be well on your way to passing the bar exam.

From all of us here at Magoosh, best of luck on the bar!

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