How do you handle studying while you wait for a score release?

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  • #3126513
    CPA-Man
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    So I just took AUD and now I've got a whole month to wait for my score…

    I already have REG scheduled for late November but of course I'm not confident I passed AUD. So I intend to start studying for REG (again -_-) but do not want to just forget everything I did for AUD in case I failed.

    How would you guys go about keeping yourself fresh on material for one exam while you study for another? Just daily MCQ? Should I maybe redo a Becker module a day or something? I'm worried about spending too much time on it too because I need all the time and help and focus I can muster to finally get through REG.

    What do y'all think?

    FAR - 61, 77

    REG - 63, 60 (retake scheduled 11/20)

    BEC - 74, 88

    AUD - 1st attempt scheduled 10/20

    #3126747
    Skynet
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    Keep on studying the next section.

    Every little time not studying is time wasted.

    Candidates may think that the 18 months rolling period to pass all exams is a long time but, it goes by fast. And having to retake a section or to prevent losing credit for previous exams passed causes even more pressures.

    AUD - 90
    BEC - 78
    FAR - 84
    REG - 87
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    #3127050
    Sam
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    You have passed two exams, so definitely don't lose all hope. That being said, it wouldn't hurt to stay fresh on some of the topics you struggled with, maybe spend a few hours on those each week or weekend? Depends on how much time you have/if you're working/etc, but at least a few hours a week would do a lot of good if you want to commit that time. Then in a few weeks or closer to the score release, take another practice exam on everything and see how you fare.

    Hopefully committing a bit of time for Aud review will ease your mind and keep you in a good place if you fail, while also allowing you to prepare for Reg. Hope this helps! Ultimately you'll know best how to use to your time and what works/doesn't work. Good luck!

    AUD - 75
    BEC - 90
    FAR - 78
    REG - 90
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    #3127062
    JFKGY
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    I usually choose a date with the shortest waiting time.

    But the answer to your question is very simple —- JUST ASSUME YOU HAVE PASSED.

    (why did you think you failed anyway?)

    Honestly, if your score landed somewhere in between 60-75, it just means you are bad luck. Just another try.

    If you get a 75. Then it doesn't matter.

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    #3130575
    monikernc
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    Study for the next but review this one while waiting.

    AUD - 93
    BEC - 82
    FAR - 76
    REG - 88
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