Flexible Regulation Plans + Decisions to Make

Megan is a weekly Another71 Facebook blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam.

This week has been incredibly productive. I moved to a new apartment and still managed to fit in some time to study. It helped that I planned ahead and took a half day off of work to visit a university nearby and study in their library for an uninterrupted four hour study session! I’m also excited because the new apartment complex has a gym, so I’ll save a bit of time in my day by not having the extra miles between me and that treadmill!

Back to studying…I still feel like I’m behind. To be honest, I haven’t even scheduled my REG exam yet, because I’m not sure when I will finish covering the material. The last month has been very difficult at work, and I refuse to schedule the exam until I have covered my entire Roger CPA Review course.

The good news is, I’ve heard that once you are beyond the initial application process, it should only take about a week to receive a Notice to Schedule for the next exam(s). That allows me flexibility when it comes to my exam date indecision.

I keep reminding myself of the benefits of getting these exams behind me as soon as possible. Besides the obvious benefits, no one wants to drag this process out and spend more money purchasing new review materials or rescheduling the exams.

I realized this is the first time I’m experiencing a bit of an inconvenience from the blackout month policy. I’m pretty sure I’ll feel comfortable with the material and want to take REG in mid March. Unfortunately, I would either have to push myself to fit the exam in before the end of February, or drag out my studying and hope I remember everything long enough to pass if I take it in April. I also had hoped to take it in February, because I could use March to begin studying for BEC. Decisions.

I’m going to give it one more week before I make my decision on which date to schedule the exam. No part of me wants to postpone this chapter of my life any more than it has to be. Conquer and move on!

Related to this discussion, I received a very exciting email tonight from Roger CPA Review. They have changed their policy regarding the online version of the review course. Instead of being allowed only 9 months of access, I will have a full 12 months to cover the lectures!! That’s super exciting to me, because I’ve been worried about running out of time when I finally get to BEC! Consider it an early Groundhog’s Day present: 3 more months of studying!

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