Results are in…I Passed AUD!!!

31 Mar 2011

Club 75 Candidate Bloggers

Hattie is a new weekly Club 75 Blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam. She has been a member of's Club 75 since January 2011.

The results are in, and I … wait for it … passed AUD with an 82! It has been quite the roller coaster of emotions this testing window. When I walked out of the exam I felt unsure about how I did. After those initial emotions went away, I felt like I passed. The weeks before the scores were posted I thought for sure that I didn’t pass. I was looking at my calendar thinking if I didn’t pass then what? The scores took an extra long time to post which kept me in that state of mind, making it difficult to concentrate on REG.

I had seen on the Another71 Facebook page that the AICPA had released AUD scores on Friday, so I was checking for my score every time I had a chance. The NASBA website is in my bookmarked web pages in my cell phone, which enables me to get to the site fast. I checked until late in the night on Friday night while catching the end of the men’s NCAA sweet sixteen basketball games.

On Saturday, I was in line at the library cafe getting my coffee when I look down at my phone. I yelled “I passed!” I paused to make sure, check birth date, exam, and test day, yep I passed with an 82. 82? I went from thinking I could have possibly passed, to probably a 75, to an 82? I’ll take it, I’ll take it, and I’ll take it. This score is going up on the refrigerator with a gold star.

Is it wrong to put a gold star on your own paper?

Since the score release, I feel more confident and got an extra boost of energy to put in those extra hours of study. Lately it has been one mode, one gear …Study! FAR and AUD were my hardest exams to pass and now they are done. REG is the last one, and I will be ready. Since I have had a hard time concentrating on REG, I decided to reschedule my exam from April 09, 2011 to April 23, 2011. That way I can use the holiday to pull everything together.

Becoming a CPA can be a long journey, which gives you time to forget why you started in the first place. To help push on through to the next exam; I revisit the reasons I am taking the CPA exams. I still want to build my career, become a leader of my tribe and be financially secure, so that I can help others. My reasons haven’t changed, so I am moving forward. For those people that did not pass this testing window, remember the reasons that you are taking the exams, work hard, and don’t give up.

Congratulations to everyone that passed and are done. If you are not done yet, what are you waiting for, get back to studying ASAP…you can do it!


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nugs 13 years ago

Hattie, I just passed my exams this quarter after 2 1/2 to 3 year journey. You have a great attitude and it seems like you will pass too. Good Luck.

Hattie 13 years ago

Thank you; I look forward to life after the exams. Congratulations on passing this quarter, job well done.