I'm in the middle of my bachelor's degree in accounting and have a year and a half until I graduate (May 2014). I have taken a little more than half of the required accounting classes (just finished my second semester of intermediate accounting) and plan to start the MACC program in August 2014. What I am hoping to do is to take the CPA exam spring of 2015 so that I have the exam and education requirements out of the way when I graduate.
So here is the question - what is the most effective way for me to begin studying now? I have thought about getting books, but 2012-2013 books will be out of date in two years by the time I take it. Is there an online course you can sign up for that lets you study for two years and stays current over that time? It's my understanding that most people take the course the same year that they plan to take it, and that seems to work out fine, but I would like to get an early start and don't know the best way to do that.
Any advice you might have for me would be appreciated! Thanks!