Which section to take next?

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    cpagoal
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    So I took FAR this past Sat and pretty sure, I did not pass. Should I continue with FAR until I pass or should I move on to REG as I have heard REG is a beast and after I take REG then go back to FAR? Possibly use 2019 to pass both FAR and REG! Any suggestions would be helpful.

    Thanks,
    CPAGoal

    Put your head down and just work - don't think about anything else because it most likely is not important!
    #2261856
    Recked
    Recked
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    I'd start on AUD after FAR. You should get your FAR score soon and then you can double back to FAR if you fail.
    AUD has the most in common with FAR so its the logical stepping stone.

    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)

    #2261910

    cpagoal
    Participant

    Thanks @Recked! My thought process to take REG next is, if i pass FAR and AUD then I can potentially lose credits on either one if REG takes me multiple times 🙁

    It seems most struggle with REG if they are not in tax daily (Like me!).

    Decision…Decision…..

    CPAGoal

    Put your head down and just work - don't think about anything else because it most likely is not important!
    #2261913

    TommyL
    Participant

    Like what Recked said, start studying for AUD until you receive your FAR Score. For me I wouldn't have passed AUD if I didn't have FAR still fresh in my mind. Most people who pass FAR always feel like they failed so you never know. If you did fail FAR then I recommend you keep trying until you pass. Although which subject is the hardest is subjective, most people can agree that FAR has the most material, so getting that out of the way before the 18 month clock starts ticking is, IMO, the best way to go.

    Good luck!

    AUD - 81
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 78
    REG - 86
    Goals
    #2261997
    Recked
    Recked
    Participant

    Counter point to the REG struggle.
    Take AUD in April and take Reg by June 10th, then you are not missing out on any REG chances.

    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)

    #2262123

    cpagoal
    Participant

    Thanks everyone for the tips!

    Put your head down and just work - don't think about anything else because it most likely is not important!
    #2262168

    bhunt815
    Participant

    I operated as if I had passed the last section even if I felt like I might have failed. I just immediately started studying the next section. That way I didn't waste a month or more waiting for the results to come in.

    AUD - 79
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 84
    REG - 78
    Becker Self Study supplemented with Ninja MCQ's for BEC and REG.

    Licensed CPA in Louisiana.

    #2262255

    Jimmy Dugan
    Participant

    The cure for post-exam anxiety while waiting that score out is moving onto the next one. The only way the next few weeks will be a waste of time is if you keep studying for a section you already passed. I agree with others, AUD is what I would move onto because of the overlap with FAR (especially with the AUD Sims). Mainly though, just keep moving, because the clock is ticking from the date you sat for FAR if you did pass.

    AUD - 95
    BEC - 87
    FAR - 84
    REG - 90
    You're killing me Smalls

     

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