Rebecca is a weekly Club 75 Blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam. She has been a member of Another71.com's Club 75 since June 2010.
Score release time has finally come and gone, and it is now time to buckle down for the next window. However, I am now faced with a tough decision, and I am not sure what to do.
I passed REG but failed BEC this past window. My audit score is due to expire on 11/30 and I have FAR scheduled for 11/28.
My dilemma – do I just face reality and let audit expire and focus on FAR or do I cram for both FAR and BEC in hopes of being done?
In my mind I do not think I have enough time to study for both adequately. I began the Yaeger Homestudy course for FAR and feel as though it is going to take me over a month alone to get through the lectures and take intense notes. Then to do an insane amount of multiple choice questions and a review, it will be 11/28 before I know it.
I am an auditor so my thought process has been that it might not be the end of the world to lose my audit credit. I feel as though I could gain that one back fairly easily where I scored highly on audit.
It makes the decision hard though when my fellow colleagues keep telling me to try for both what do I have to lose? I am not sure what I have to lose other than my sanity trying to get both done.
BEC would be my fifth attempt, and to be honest, I am not sure I want to do a crummy job studying and fail again. BEC is my enemy and I hate her. I will beat her up at some point, but I want to make it a long and steady process instead of rushing to get it done and not winning!
I want to get FAR done in a one shot try. Who honestly wants to study for that exam more than once? Not me for sure!
I know I am not the first person to lose an exam credit or will I be the last, but it really is a bummer. I found this quote by Malcom Forbes and found it fitting for those of us who did not get that 75 they dreamed of. Failure is success if we learn from it.
That being said, now that we have had our time to drown in our sorrows (or drink them away!) its time to pick up the pieces and move forward. Dont quit. We can do this!