Length of time for FAR studying (no good foundation)

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  • #2289498
    woobie
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    Hey all,

    Just got my NTS and I've been working ahead on my last MaCC semester in anticipation of studying early.

    Is 7'ish weeks of mostly full-time studying generally enough for somebody without a good foundation? My undergrad was not in accounting so I feel like I kind of winged it during the pre-reqs and MaCC program.

    If it's not usually enough time, then I have no problems pushing it back until after that June blackout period, just wanted to see what the consensus was.

    #2289984
    Silent
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    Depends how fast you grasp the information. From what i seen people been studying anywhere from 8-10 weeks for Far. Obviously everyone is different so start studying and see how it goes.

    #2290815
    Recked
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    I was out of school for 15 years and my experience focuses on tax. I went for 10 weeks and 250 hours.
    It's an interesting ride to re-learn all the things you forgot from school. 7 weeks full time would probably be enough, but depending on your focus and concentration levels you might not expect to get more than 5 or 6 good hours in a day before you brain doesn't accept anymore. 8-10 hours of focused concentration is probably unlikely.
    Cumulative, cumulative, cumulative. One day a week be sure to hit up some cumulative quizzes so you don't forget the things from the early weeks. #1 biggest thing I would do over if I had to do it again.

    Memento Mori - Kingston NY CPA & EA (SUNY Albany 2002)

    FAR-93 11/9/17 (10wks, 250 hrs, Roger 1800+ MCQs, Gleim TB 600+MCQs, SIMs)
    AUD-88 12/7/17 (3 wks, 85 hrs, Roger 1000 MCQs no SIMs hail mary)
    REG-96 1/18/18 (6 wks, 110 hrs, 1400 MCQs, no SIMs)
    BEC-91 2/16/18 (4wks, 90 hrs, 1240 MCQs)

    #2291175
    woobie
    Participant

    You killed FAR after 10 weeks, nice work!

    Thank you for the input everybody. I will schedule for June 10th, knock out the last big projects this week and get started studying on Monday.

    #2291214
    ak_cpawannabe
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    Took me about 3.5 months first try for FAR and average of 3-5 hours a day. I couldn’t do more hours per day because I would just get brain fried. Failed first time with 71. Then second try took another 2 months I think and passed with 78. And I’m a really thorough reader. I read every sentence and did every mcq. Every person is different but these many months worked for me. There is SO much information to retain and become expert in. And I strongly believe you gotta feel you are an expert in this information to have a chance to pass. Good luck conquering this beast!:)

    AUD - 78
    BEC - 77
    FAR - 78
    REG - 87
    “If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great” Tom Hanks
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