Jay’s CPA Exam Study Report: Week 38

13 Jul 2011

Club 75 Candidate Bloggers

By Jay-O

Jay is a weekly columnist as a Club 75 Blogger, where he documents his journey through the CPA Exam. He has been a member of Club 75 since April 2010.

Week 38

Hello all! I’m happy to report that I passed BEC, so 3 sections down and REG to go. The score release schedule this cycle was pretty screwy. I think Another71.com reported that BEC was released on 6/20 or 6/21, so you can imagine when my score wasn’t in that I was very anxious.

I called my state midweek to ask about my score and they said they hadn’t received all the BEC scores, but didn’t give any further information. So I’m thinking, maybe mine got lost or maybe they released passing scores first.

Finally on Monday 6/27, I called NASBA directly, and they informed me that I was mistaken and that all the BEC scores weren’t released, but that they had BEC score releases scheduled straight through to June 30th. All you can do is keep checking that darn website, but luckily my score was released on Tuesday 6/28, so I didn’t have to suffer the extra two days.

Needless to say, I am ecstatic, but I do realize that REG won’t be a walk in the park. I really need to get myself focused and pound through this material.

I have 56 days remaining until my REG exam and am struggling getting through the first two chapters of Becker. I have read and re-read the stuff a few times, but ugh, it’s painful. And the beautiful weather isn’t helping either.

I only logged 13 hours this week and I know that ain’t going to cut it. Things have been busy at work for quarter end, I’ve been caving and spending some extra time with my girls, and I rejoined the gym to lose that extra 15-20 lbs I’ve gained since starting to study for this exam.

These are all excuses, I know, but this thing has consumed me for the last year, so it’s nice to be able to take a breather.

I actually have a funny story. I was in Starbucks studying this weekend, because the library is closed for the holiday weekend, and this older guy asks me if I’m still studying for the CPA. Then I remembered that we spoke for a few minutes last summer when I was cramming in Starbucks. It’s just funny that even a perfect stranger knows this thing consumes me.

Anyway, I have managed to plow through 3 sections and this is no time to start letting up and losing momentum. Basically, I’m going to have to do my gym time, work, and family time and not skimp on study time.

Twenty hours a week from here on in and I’m hoping some of you guys will pile on me if I continue to slack like I have for the past month. Don’t hold back any punches, PLEASE! It will be for my own good. And I’ve got a thick skin, so I can take it.

Well, congrats to all that have passed an exam during this past cycle and better luck next time to those that have not.

Jay. O

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JoMarie 13 years ago

You are so close....keep the motivation going. Like you said 56 days to go, then you might be done with this monster. I know the weather's nice out but you may have to give up one more summer for the rest of your life!!! Congrats and now go get REG!!! Good Luck!!

Allyson 13 years ago

Yay for being almost done! I'm like you, I am having trouble getting that momentum back. It's our last section, let's do this!!

Bradley 13 years ago

Give it all you have for 56 days and then you can say good riddance to the CPA exam. Best of luck to you!

Stacey 13 years ago

You're really really hot.