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CPA Exam Forum REG I Passed REG Official "I Passed REG" Thread

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  • #173854

    Celebratory posts are awesome…it would be great if they were in one place for the benefit of others.

    I also think people would enjoy reading the strategies of others and how they passed.

    No questions here please (I will delete them to keep it clean) … just success stories and advice/strategery from those who passed.

    “I Passed” Threads:

    I Passed the CPA Exam

    I Passed FAR

    I Passed AUD

    I Passed REG

    I Passed BEC

    #815718

    We lost these awesome posts in the transition – I'll be recovering them and posting here.

    I look forward to the new round of “I Passed” posts. Thanks everyone.

    #816831
    dhums15
    dhums15
    Participant

    REG is done and so am I!!!

    #816867

    C3PA2016
    Participant

    80!! Hallelujah!! BEC is all that's left now!!


    We are all in this together
    AUD - 95
    BEC - 87
    FAR - 84
    REG - 80
    #816906

    gobigblue
    Participant

    80 on REG!!! 4 exams taken and 4 exams passed. Done!!!

    CPA sounds so sweeeeeeeeet. Work in the morning is going to be so fun with the BRAGGING!!!

    #817062

    Msbeekie
    Participant

    Yesssss!!!! Passed REG with a 79. I have looked at the score like 10times to make sure. Thank you Lord!

    #817236
    jdhcoca
    jdhcoca
    Participant

    I passed REG with an 81. Onward to AUD!


    I hate FAR.
    AUD - 94
    BEC - 90
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 81
    #817464

    rybread7293
    Participant

    After feeling like I completely bombed the exam, it's great waking up to an 83 on REG! So super pumped and now I've only got BEC left tomorrow! Such a sigh of relief that I don't have to deal with tax ever again.

    #817506

    Charles
    Participant

    Passed REG… whew. One more to go. I'm taking solice knowing I won't have to touch REG for 18 months if everything goes to hell.

    #818700

    Cheeks
    Spectator

    I passed REG with a 79. I knew about 8 questions for sure in each testlet, and felt like the other 16 were just shots in the dark. And the sims were a nightmare; I pretty much just typed in random numbers into the boxes.

    I was so sure I failed REG, that I bet $50 with a friend that I didn't pass. Never have I been more happy to lose $50 in my entire life. I am now never going to try to determine whether or not I pass/fail an exam; I will just wait till score release day. You never can tell with these exams. I did not deserve to pass, yet somehow I did.

    #820218

    DPTX2017
    Participant

    I passed my 1st CPA exam in my life REG with 86! I'm so excited and relief since I did not have a good feeling after taking the exam and mentally prepared to retake it in October.

    Therefore, whoever left the exam room feeling pathetic, there is still hope on the way!

    Study 100% with Becker and Ninja MCQ the last two weeks before the exam-

    #831319

    IB553
    Participant

    I passed my last section REG with 81. I wasted way to much time on simulations. But I will take it. I am all done.!

    Thank you Jeff!


    Licensed CPA in MA, OCT 2016
    #832363

    chengen0912
    Participant

    I passed my REG with 86!!!!!
    In my first testlet, I thought it's a piece of cake. However, my second and third testlet frustrated me.
    And I cannot have enough time to check my simulation. In some simulations, I just typed numbers in blocks.

    The only material I used is Becker.

    #832855

    bornontheblue
    Participant

    I passed REG with an 88!! All I have left is BEC, which I can do before tax season

    #840093

    melody_pinaycpa
    Participant

    I passed REG with an 82 and I'm done with the CPA exam journey!


    FAR - 88
    AUD - 86
    BEC - 82
    REG - 73, 70, 82
    #840525

    Rhunter
    Participant

    I passed with an 84! Glad that's over.

    TLDR – My advice is at the end of this post.

    A bit of background on me. I finished my undergrad in 2010, and my MSA in 2012, so it had been 4 years since my last accounting course. I have been working in the field since March 2011, and now have a staff position at a small company in VA.

    This was my first time taking any exams, and I managed to pass using exclusively NINJA materials. I gave myself 6 weeks. It took me the first 3 to get through the books alone following the prescribed NINJA method (granted I was going WAY overboard with my notes at first). Before the exam, I had a trending score of 86% and had 68 hours of study time logged online. I did not reach the review phase, I only got about 3/4 of the way through adaptive learning. I also made sure to work through all 75 of the available sims, which I think are crucial.

    I took one practice exam the night before my exam and scored a 92. On the day of the exam, I submitted the simulation testlet with 40 seconds remaining, and I did not take a break during the exam (good thing, because I used the last 90 minutes on sims alone). I was furiously searching the literature in the last 5 minutes to make sure I had reasonable answers for my SIMS, talk about sweating bullets! I walked out feeling that my chances of passing/failing were around 65/35.

    ADVICE – Caveat: Everyone is different, this is just what worked for me:

    Focus your time on working through as many MCQs and SIMS as possible, taking notes as needed using the explanations to the questions/SIMS. Only refer to the books when you are struggling with a concept. Usually, the explanations to the MCQs and SIMS will be more than adequate.

    As I mentioned earlier, I spend 3 weeks “nailing the concepts” and taking “intense notes.” However, I wish I had spent that time working MCQs and SIMS because that's where I absorbed most of the information. When I was taking notes before I had worked any problems, I didn't have any context within which I could apply the concepts. It was like I had all these concepts just floating around in my head with nowhere to go except out. The MCQs and SIMS provided the structure upon which I could build my understanding; a frame of reference, if you will.

    My studying philosophy now is why spend time taking notes on topics that you already understand and remember. Using this approach, the MCQs and SIMS allow you to identify your weaknesses where you can then focus your efforts instead of trying to write everything down. It seems so obvious to me now, and was probably obvious to a lot of folks early on, but I needed to go through the trial & error of determining what was most effective for myself.


    I'm as shocked as you are...
    AUD - 99
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - 89
    REG - 84
    #843405

    CryingPersonAlways
    Participant

    I passed on my second go!

    3 down 1 to go! <3

    #1312012

    The.Underdog
    Participant

    WOW DONE REG -84 604 ID LETSS S GOGOGOOGGOOGOGO


    AUD 94- Feb 2016
    BEC 86- June 2016
    Far 85- August 2015
    Reg 84- October 2016
    AUD - 94
    BEC - 86
    FAR - 85
    REG - 84
    #1312085
    Paydirt123
    Paydirt123
    Participant

    85! Section ID 616 REG 85 10/13/2016
    FAR 80 7/1/2016
    BEC – 11/28/2016
    AUD – 2/1/2017
    I used Becker. Candidly, my strategy has a lot of rout memorization, which isn't the way to go, but it's all I know. I just obsessively read the text and do the homework over and over and over. That's been my life the last few months, but it's working.


    AUD    -                2/1/2017

    BEC    -                 01/05/2017

    REG    85             10/13/2016

    FAR    80               7/1/2016

    #1312124

    red_rose
    Participant

    I PASSED REG!!!! OMG!!!! iT took 3 long tries, but i passed that biatch! lol 1 more, and im done! Congrats to everyone!!!!!!!

    AUD 86 3x
    REG 77 3x (Prayers work!!!)
    FAR 75 2X
    BEC 77 (Lost credit, retake Nov 2016)

    ***dont give up…that's my motto. It's been a loooooong painful journey, but no matter what, DO NOT QUIT, KEEP GOING!!! 🙂

    #1312154
    suzieemac
    suzieemac
    Participant

    I passed REG! Two down, two to go. I really didn't feel confident with my SIMS but I guess it was enough for a pass. I spent the entire night tonight studying for BEC & staring at the clock, I stopped studying at about 12:40, went to go log onto NASBA…and my internet decided to go down at that moment… couldn't connect to WiFi or by Ethernet, and the cell service isn't too good in my house, so needless to say I checked my scores on the front stoop at 1am in the cold. 🙂 Well worth it.

    Roger CPA Review's Lectures & Ninja's 10 Pt Combo has been the key to my success. I am not a great test taker, but these study materials have helped more than I could have imagined. Thank you Jeff!

    Congrats to everyone who passed! Celebrations are in order this weekend. =)


    Suzanne
    #300before30

    AUD: PASS
    REG: PASS
    BEC: TBD
    FAR: 5/20/17

    #1312159

    Tcohle
    Participant

    I passed with an 87!!!

    Wow, if I failed I would've lost FAR. Got a 72 and 74 and this was my final hope.

    I actually left the testing center feeling confident and I was thankfully right.

    The difference this time (Jeff's advice) was starting from scratch-reading through the whole book and relearning everything.

    Woo hoo I'm donezo!!


    Ninja Notes/MCQ/Book/Audio for all
    AUD - 84
    BEC - 75
    FAR - 76
    REG - 87
    #1312160

    4eyelove
    Participant

    PASSED! 3 exams taken, first one passed! Reg second time, not too shabby!

    On to the rest now lol


    Just keep swimming....
    AUD - 83
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - 83
    REG - 77
    #1312208

    OnmywaytoCPA
    Participant

    It's still hard to believe. I can't sleep. This has been a long journey. I finally passed REG with a 90! I guess 3rd time's a charm. And I'm completely done with the CPA Exam. The combination of Ninja, Roger, Wiley, and CPA Review for Free has finally paid off. My score increased by 18 points! Congrats to all who passed!


    Try not to go insane with these exams! It might be too late for me! LOL
    AUD - 83
    BEC - 79
    FAR - 77
    REG - 90
    #1312216

    ixlr82day
    Participant

    I'm from Hawaii and was getting nervous since everyone got their scores…I passed!!! So excited…now I need to study for Audit.


    I'm an older candidate, if you are like me please don't give up!   Last time I took an exam was 2011...and I got the motivation recently to pass!

     

    AUD - 65
    BEC - 75
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 84
    #1312226

    Key522
    Participant

    Passed REG took three tries at it! Guess 3rd time was a charm. I was on the verge of losing BEC. It took me almost 2 years but I passed the CPA exam. That 74 last time was a dagger.


    BEC - Feb 2015 68 April 2015 84

    FAR - July 2015 77

    AUD - Oct 2015 74 Feb 2016 71 April 2016 85

    REG - Jan 2016 67 July 2016 74 Oct 2016 80

     

    AUD - 85
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 77
    REG - 80
    #1312277
    sonja90
    sonja90
    Participant

    I passed REG!!!

    Used only Ninja MCQ and Ninja notes and created my own notes as i went through eeach category of Ninja MCQ!
    Ninja trending score 76
    Passing score 82!

    Happiness!!!


    sonja90
    #1312324
    jonm857
    jonm857
    Participant

    Sonya! We both got a 82! Yes!!!!!!!!!!


    B - 81
    A - 87
    R - 82
    F - Nov 30
    #1312405

    jgod
    Participant

    Passed!!! Used a hodge podge system. Mostly Wiley book, Ninja notes, and text books.


    Two more.
    AUD - 99
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 93
    #1312429

    N4
    Participant

    After a disheartening 73 i slayed the beast on my second try by the grace of God! 88!!! Never thought i could get a score like that.


    Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

    FAR DONE -Becker

    REG DONE -Becker, Ninja Audio/Notes

    AUD DONE- Becker

    BEC - Becker

     

    AUD - 90
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 76
    REG - 88
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