“Why would I enroll in a bar review course months, or years, before I plan on actually studying for the bar exam?”
This is an individual decision, but there are plenty of very good reasons you might consider enrolling as a 2L student (or even in first year).
While you’ll utilize the majority of your BARBRI Bar Review course later, there are components you can use earlier … some even right away.
Instant access to BARBRI 2L/3L Mastery
We hear often from students who tell us they wish they would’ve known about the online, on-demand BARBRI 2L/3L Mastery expert lectures, detailed outlines, multiple-practice and essay practice questions much sooner.
2L/3L Mastery covers subjects that many students find challenging during 2L and 3L year: Evidence, Taxation, Corporations, Wills, Trusts, Secured Transactions, Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law & Family Law.
The 2L/3L Mastery Personal Study Plan is organized and segmented by subject and sub-topic. For each subject, watch on-demand lectures by renowned experts who focus on efficiently teaching you critical rules and elements. Lectures are divided into easily accessible topics so it’s easy to watch and review the sections that supplement what you’re learning in class. Efficient outlines are also included for each subject as well as multiple-choice practice questions that track back to each lecture topic so you can apply and assess what you have learned.
In addition to 2L/3L Mastery, when you enroll in BARBRI Bar Review earlier, you get first access to BARBRI Early Start and Bar Review Baseline when they become available for your course administration (typically September prior to your exam). You’ll also get first notifications on book availability (typically in March prior to the July exam and September prior to the February exam) and course location options, if applicable, so you can reserve your space if you’re selecting to watch lectures in a classroom setting.
Save a lot of money, pay over time
Some people still think that the longer they wait, the better bar review deal they’ll get. Over the past several years, this has not proven to be true. In fact, the people who enroll early secure the best price, promotions and protect themselves against future price adjustments. There are no enrollment contracts or commitments, so it’s risk-free to secure a current BARBRI Bar Review tuition and begin using the resources available to you.
Also, the earlier you commit, the more time you have to spread out a custom installment payment plan or to finance your tuition.
With a BARBRI custom installment plan, just pay the minimum required down payment at enrollment then split up the remainder of your tuition into custom payments. No credit check is required and no interest is applied. You can select the months you pay and how much you pay each month. Your total tuition just needs to be paid in full per the payment deadlines prior to the beginning of your BARBRI Bar Review course.
If you have a social security number and want to consider course financing, many BARBRI Bar Review tuition types allow you to “Finance with Affirm” during or after enrollment. The rate (0-30% APR) and term options (3, 6, 12, 18, 24 or 36 months) you’re offered is based on the tuition type you are choosing and on a credit check. You will begin making payments immediately to Affirm, but the entire balance of your tuition does not need to be paid prior to your course starting or ending. Learn more about Financing with Affirm.
With both the BARBRI Custom Installment Plan and the Finance with Affirm options, you get access to all of the bar review resources mentioned above when they are available.
If you plan to bill your employer
What if you plan to billing your employer in the future but you’re not sure yet. Should you still enroll?
Unless you know for sure that a firm is paying directly for your course, securing the lowest rate tuition and just paying the minimum balance due is the best way to ensure you pay the lowest possible tuition.
If your firm ends up giving you a stipend for bar review (vs. paying BARBRI directly), then you’ll have more stipend money left after paying for bar review. If your firm ends up paying BARBRI directly, we’ll help you get that set up and transferred, and you won’t have to pay any more. Best of all, you’ll get access to all of the resources mentioned above.
If you’re going into public interest
What if you want a chance to apply for the BARBRI Public Interest scholarship in the future. Should you still enroll?
If you plan on going into Public Interest, check first to see if a BARBRI Public Interest Scholarship is open for your class. Even if a scholarship is not yet open for your bar exam administration, you should definitely secure the lowest rate tuition as soon as possible. This will ensure at a minimum that your tuition doesn’t increase and guarantee that you receive priority consideration when a BARBRI Public Interest Scholarship does open for your class
If you are selected, the scholarship award will simply be applied to your existing account. In the event you are not selected for a scholarship, you will be able to cancel your enrollment and have no further obligation.
Learn more about BARBRI Bar Review course options now.