Virginia 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 December 2010.
Score release anxiety is probably one of the most intense parts of being a CPA exam candidate. I find myself completely distracted, short of breath and on the verge of tears once I find out scores have been released from the AICPA, but before I actually see my score.
Last week I had trouble bringing myself to even look at my score. I very badly wanted to know how I did, but not knowing was way better than knowing I failed.
I always go to the worst case scenario: the fail, since thats the most common score Ive received. I actually started to plan out what I would do if I failed before I got my score.
I vowed a long time ago to never call the State Board to find out my score, for two reasons, both from experience. The first is that it turns into the most awkward conversation when the person on the other end of the phone tells you that you failed.
I always need a few minutes to myself to take it all in, and I never want to have to make small talk with anyone during these minutes, let alone the bearer of bad news.
Second, when I called to find out my AUD score last winter, the woman on the other hand was dragging out her words and said Well lets see honey, it looks like you got a seveenntty
She held onto that word seventy for so long I nearly fell over thinking I failed. She finally ended that sentence with an eight, and I was beyond excited to pass AUD with a 78, but man oh man did she have me scared half to death thinking I failed.
Friday afternoon, I finally was able to check my VA Board of Accountancy score and was so beyond excited to see not only did I pass, but it was my best score yet, that I literally jumped out of my chair.
Im done? Im done!
I dont think it will feel completely real until I can put those three letters behind my name.
Im still trying to catch my breath. I dont have to study again? It doesnt seem real, but it feels amazing. For every day I thought I would never make it through the process, for every time I opened back up those books after all my failing scores (10 failing scores to be exact), it was all worth it.
Im actually done, I made it out alive.
Next week will be my last post to Another71, as I am happy to put the exam behind me. Stay tuned, especially for those of you who didnt fare so well with the score release.
Keep studying; itll all be worth it in the end.