Official "I Passed FAR" Thread

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    Bam, passed FAR with a 91! First try!

    AUD - 92
    BEC - 92
    FAR - 91
    REG - 93
    Accounting Assistant in Wisconsin

    Passed with a 77! So thankful that's over

    AUD - 88
    BEC - 85
    FAR - 77
    REG - NINJA in Training
    FAR - 77 (12/6/2018)

    BEC - 85 (8/17/2018)

    AUD - 72 (2/22/2019), 88 (4/15/2019)

    REG - (6/7/2019)


    First time taking FAR, got an 83! Thought I did extremely well on M.C and then bombed sims, especially final testlet. Pretty much guess on 2 of the 3 sims on last sims.

    How I passed. Few videos from fastforwardacademy (I purchased) that I didnt understand from Ninja Cpa books. Tried to do all the ninja questions once by selecting one topic at a time. Redid the ones I struggled after learning the material. So did about 2000 mc questions and 0 sims. Hope this helps for others. Learn the concept and then do mc questions!

    Y05H1 3GG

    I passed FAR with a 76 on my first try. I got a lot more Governmental/Non-profit than I was prepared for on MCQ, but felt solid about about all of the SIMs except for one.

    AUD 72 82
    REG 75
    FAR 76
    BEC 77

    Passes FAR for the second time with a 77.

    Only managed to take a week off right before exam to study and mainly focused on Govt and NFP. I guess that paid off. 😀

    AUD - 87
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - 77
    REG - 84

    I honestly thought I was going to fail while sitting for my first exam early December (FAR). FAR IS A MONSTER FOR SURE. I took a whole week off to study prior to the exam and about 5-6 weeks total. I still felt like I wasn't prepared at all (but in the end, no one is ever “fully” prepared). I told myself I'll be happy with over a 60 on my first attempt but ended up passing the exam with a score over 80. Please don't give up even when you feel like it's overwhelming. It is! Delete social media, tell your friends you'll be offline, and treat yourself once a day to get your mind off all the studying. It's not a test of how smart you are but about discipline. I think exposing yourself to as many MCQ's and SIMs is key in addition to having a good grasp on all the topics (for ex: major GAAP vs IFRS differences, NFP & Governmental Accounting, Accounting for investments, FS Accounts, Adjusting JE's, ETC;). I am using Becker as my study material and after Chapter 3 I stopped watching lectures and only took notes based of the annotated textbook to save time. I made sure I got through 50% of the MCQ's per module. Even with this study method and being able to cover all the material, I took the mock exams days before the exam and never scored over 45%. I'm telling you. You'll be shocked. Have some self-belief (I should too). There is hope. #thistooshallpass


    Failed REG last year in Aug with a 68 and was super devastated. Retook it this month and passed with an 82. Thank god don't have to worry about tax reform laws…

    AUD is my last exam

    FAR - 70 - 5/30/17, 75 - 9/10/18
    REG - 68 - 8/21/17, 82 - 12/10/18
    BEC - 72 - 12/4/17, 86 - 3/5/18
    AUD - 61 - 3/4/19, 63 - 5/28/19, 77 - 8/26/19

    yo fk audit, for real for real
    ~no one said it would be easy


    I somehow passed far with an 82. I have no idea how. I cried during that exam and submitted my testlet early.


    I passed with a 77! I found out during the last score release, but I didn't see this thread then.

    Do NOT quit! There's more in you and if you quit you'll never see it. Show you that you can do it.

    AUD Passed  78
    BEC Passed  79
    FAR Passed  77
    REG Passed 76


    Passed with a 75.

    AUD - 59 (9/2018), 75 (10/2018)

    BEC - 83 (5/2019)

    FAR - 73 (2/2019), 75 (4/2019)

    REG - 58 (2/2017), 84 (7/2018)


    I can't believe it that I passed after long failing scores!
    First exam: 42
    Second exam: 64
    Third exam: 72
    Forth exam: 73
    Finally a passing score: 76

    God is Great!
    Failure only makes you stronger. Just Do Not Give UP!!!


    Passed with an 87. Studied with Becker for about 2 weeks (~25 total hours). I'm a student fresh out of Intermediate I and II and was a TA for Int I. Certainly helped. I wrote a longer post with my thoughts called “Thoughts On FAR” if interested. Moving on to AUD. Good luck everyone and have a nice day!

    AUD - 89
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - 87
    REG - NINJA in Training
    FAR: Passed 4/19 - Becker (2 weeks, 25 hours)

    AUD: Passed 5/19 - Becker (4 days, 20 hours)


    Passed FAR with a 91! Two down, two to go.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 96
    FAR - 91
    REG - 84
    3/4 of the way to CPA!

    Totally shocked. I felt for sure I failed the exam given how hard the first testlet of MCQs felt. But somehow I got an 91. 😀

    AUD - 85
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - 91
    REG - NINJA in Training
    People say nothing is impossible but I do nothing everyday - A wise bear

    Congratulations to everyone who passed FAR in Q3!
    I can't believe I passed with a 92! That exam was ridiculously obscure and I didn't feel like my 2nd MCQ testlet was harder; just trickier if anything.

    AUD - 89
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - 92
    REG - 89
    Using Becker + Becker's Final Review 2 weeks before the exam.

    Got an 84 in FAR!

    AUD - 85
    BEC - 92
    FAR - 84
    REG - 88
    I've found an anomaly in the Space-Time Continuum. NASBA and the AICPA are in the 19th century. They use slide rules to score the exam, and then they send the scores by Pony Express to the State Boards. That's why it takes so long for them to do a score release.

    Also an 84 on FAR. I cruised through the MCQs. The SIMS were miserably tedious. Nothing technically difficult, but a suffocating amount of information.

    AUD - 91
    BEC - 90
    FAR - 84
    REG - 89

    I passed FAR my first attempt with a 90!

    I can and I will

    Oh my far story is a good one

    I’ve been studying for two years since I graduated college in may 2017- i took reg and far after studying full time in the summer , before my big time auditing job at EY. Failed them
    Both. Retook far before busy season- received my score on my eye surgery day- second fail again. There I was three tests in and nothing to show for in my first busy season. I did what most recommend against- I pivoted to BEC. Passed first try. Then moved to audit . Three times. Three times I had to take audit – as an auditor . Also- found out a failing score the day of my second eye surgery ( for the other eye) . You’d think I’d try not to plan these things around eye surgery dates.

    I just came back to far and I recently got a 74 in June. I was heartbroken and exhausted and hated my job as well. Flash forward to know- I quit my stressful life sucking big 4 job
    And now work somewhere awesome that makes
    Me happy- and I re took far and finally got a 78. Praise the lord. I’m onto my last test. Don’t. Give . Up .

    I can and I will- Don't give up!


    AUD- 64,72,82



    REG-66, TBD


    First exam, passed with a 81!


    Congrats to those that passes Far. Studying Far now after sooooooo much procrastination. Hope to report success soon.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass

    Back in the study saddle today 🙂 . Listened to a few more chapters of audio and plan to do notes tonight after Bible class. I may even do some mcq's since I have completed 4 chapters already. Keep studying hard gang.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass

    Bump for Score Release 🙂


    Finally passed FAR with an 81. Three attempts and $600 later.
    I was extremely lucky with the Sims I got on this one but didn't want to get my hopes up too much.

    FAR - 70, 70, 81 (09/09/19)

    AUD - 85 (06/09/19)

    REG - TBD

    BEC - TBD


    Passed FAR! Went from a 61 to 76.

    AUD - 84!

    BEC - 73, 79!

    REG - 66, 74, 81!

    FAR  - 61, 76!

    "Short term struggle, for long term Success"

    We can do this!



    I passed FAR! Can’t believe it. So so happy! For those of us that passed, congratulations! For those of us that still trying, keep going! Don’t give up!

    AUD - 76
    BEC - 80
    FAR - 79
    REG - 79
    AUD - 76 (Ninja only)

    REG - 79 (Ninja + Becker)

    BEC - 80 (Ninja + Becker)

    FAR - 79 ( Ninja + Becker)


    I am still shocked that I passed FAR with an 84! I still got 2 more to go, BEC first and last REG. I honestly thought I did bad after I left the test center because it was so overwhelming. I didn't feel like I did my best with the MCQs (time was pressuring me) but I did feel the SIMs were relatively easier than the MCQs. I am studying with Roger and so far so good. 2 out of 2.

    Congrats to everyone that passed and for those that did not, DO NOT GIVE UP. Keep trying, be persistent!

    AUD - 75
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - 84
    REG - NINJA in Training
    CPA 2020

    that is AWESOME!!!!!!!! :0)

    AUD - 86
    BEC - 83
    FAR - 80
    REG - NINJA in Training
    Don't give up...EVER!!!

    Just got my FAR score. Passed with an 80…4th time is a charm!!!! It's just really difficult to find consistent time to study when you're working 80+ hours a week but I DID IT!!!!!! Three down and one more to go. WOOHOO!!!!

    AUD - 86
    BEC - 83
    FAR - 80
    REG - NINJA in Training
    Don't give up...EVER!!!


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