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Yeah I thought that way too when I received my offers from the Big 4. I thought I was YUUUUUUUGE.
Then I started working for one. Now I realize how completely pointless I am. Though I will say, it really does open doors and people do seem to be generally impressed when I tell them (LOL) where I work. Haven't walked through any of those open doors yet though, too much kool aid in the room to want to leave yet.
Not yet. Got my score notification later than usual too.
Do we not need the Congratulatory letter to apply for our license? I still have one more ethics exam to take but I am so ready to turn everything in, and really don't want to wait until the 15th! Washington State checking in, who are you people that don't need to take multiple ethics exams?!
Logging into CPA Central this morning and seeing four “Credit” under status was un-freaking-real.
Beneath that is definitely pock-marked with a few too many exam applications..to say I struggled at first is an understatement. Sat four times before I passed my first exam but then figured it out and went 3/3 at the end there. Don't give up, or you will never know the joys of posting in this thread (among other exciting benefits, Im sure)!
Be committed. If you're not committed you're not going to pass this exam. Ignore the posts of people reading one page of their book and passing. You are not them (probably). You have to want this more than anything else in your life. It's hard to give up what feels like your entire existence for this exam, but I finally feel like after four years of this hanging over my head life is actually starting for me!
This is actually surreal I never truly thought I would be able to join those before me in this thread proclaiming “I PASSED!!! I'M DONE!!!”
THANK YOU EVERYONE I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!! AHHHH!!!
And congratulations to everyone who passed…and to those that didn't – you will. Don't give up. Please please please – no matter how devastating it feels. Just don't do it. You will figure it out. If I can do it, anyone can do it. You'll pass.
To those who can't get in the site – keep refreshing!!! pulling for you all!!
79!!!!!!! OMG OMG OMG IM DONE!!!!!
haha thanks guys – I know and I am hoping I pass AUD just like you @accountingbeans ! I am just so super frustrated. It's only 10:30 where I am so I will live but I think my heart is going to beat out of my chest if I wait much longer.
I've gotten the page to load like 15 times now but the date selector is like ” LOL NOT ON MY WATCH!!!”
I'm worried it's a bad bad sign that I'm still unable to log in :/
omg this is horrible I am about to lose it. Let me in!!!!!!
Literally screaming my birthday at the computer right now OH MY GOD JUST LET ME IN
Oh god it's already timing out….noooooOO!!!!!
Can't decide if I actually want these six minutes to be up or notMarch 21, 2017 at 12:26 am in reply to: Anyone else bulging with anxiety over tonight's score release? #1516618
lol @gigabyte2001 – I'm not either. I might need to be. Just lost my mind 🙁
@gigabyte2001 – Scores will be released in less than an hour. Though potentially two if you factor in the site crashing for an additional hour as anxious zombie CPA candidates all try and attack the site at the same time…lol!March 20, 2017 at 11:53 pm in reply to: Anyone else bulging with anxiety over tonight's score release? #1516581
Edit: Should have linked the 10 hour version. Cause this has actually been me all day.
1 hour 15 minutes left. Feeling pretty #bl3ssed (or just buzzed) to be on the west coast but I know come 10 PM I will be swearing at anything and everything hitting refresh haha. Until then I will continue the theatrics of acting like my life either begins or ends.
Less than two hours left. Two drinks in.
I feel like I'm waiting for my be-hedding or something lol I don't think I could possibly be acting more dramatic rn.
But like actually this is totes life or death in my mind. I have cried at least three times today sporadically with the thought of a score between 65 – 74, because why would the AICPA allow someone who messed up an easy SIM into their club? The past 10 days have been so nice with zero studying (ok well despite the crippling anxiety here and there) and I can't imagine hitting the books again. And waiting until August. I honestly don't think I have it in me to continue this process in limbo through then. It's been about two years of studying – one essentially just wasting my time, money, and emotional energy, with the other buckling down and doing the damn thing. I don't think I have any buckle left! At this point I would give up anything to see a passing grade.
Three drinks in.
Also what sick **** created this countdown clock?!!?!
tick tock…I don't know if these 14 hours and 57 minutes are going to be the longest or slowest of my life
I don't get it. I think it always comes out at 1 AM EST regardless of DST?
Either way, glad to be on the West coast for score release! I have three hours to drink before bar close regardless of what my score report says lol
@Sweazy – right – which is why I said that if you pass an exam you most likely got a hard testlet. It's not impossible, but less likely that you pass with all medium testlets. I feel like this is fairly well known information?
“As a result of the above four factors, it is not possible to compute your score on the CPA Exam based on the number of questions you answer correctly. You may, however, be able to predict the quality of your performance on the first and second testlet of MCQ by gauging the difficulty of the testlets that follow.”
I mean this dude thinks people are able to gauge testlet difficulty, so maybe we could all agree to disagree on this one? If you can't tell the difference, then you can't tell the difference – I believe you! But that doesn't mean that no one else can and that factors don't exist to assess difficulty. And I second what everyone else is saying – if you are well prepared, every question is going to seem relatively easy, and your testlets won't seem to get more difficult. That's where the subjectivity comes into play. I also don't think it's worth anyone's time to assess either before, during, or after the exam. You were either prepared or you weren't, you passed or you failed, but I think that's the reason why this forum exists – to commiserate and share strategies. To encourage and to build each other up. To have constant anxiety until score release with some anonymous internet strangers (which does in fact involve assessing testlet difficult and probably always will – you don't have to comment on these threads if you think they are stupid. It's really that easy).
So yeah, don't worry about it. There was a good chance that if you can't tell you were really well prepared. And everyone has more important things to worry about right now anyway, like March Madness. Let's all focus on sending positive vibes out for 3/21 score release, I'm pulling for everyone in this thread!
Q: How do you get a bunch of CPA Candidates/ CPA's riled up and fighting with each other in 5 words or less?
A. Mention “MCQ testlet difficulty”
You need to get at least one hard testlet to pass the exam. If you get all medium testlets, you might have a chance if you absolutely crush the last one. Though it's much more unlikely. So yeah, it is highly probable that if you scored a 75 or above, you got at least one hard testlet.
At the end of the day the waiting game just sucks! I'm sure you did well enough to pass OP and we will all be there with you holding our breath come 3/21. @Needsa75 – good news is you won't need it come score release 🙂 I can feel it!
I can always tell (multiple passes/failures to back it up – unfortunately) and am definitely not kidding myself. I typically practice both the 2015 & 2016 AICPA released moderate and difficult questions before each exam and will mentally compare the formats to my testlets during the exam (don't do this, I have a problem and don't be like me).
You should have access to these if you buy the Ninja MCQ for whatever applicable section. Of course subjectivity does come into play – as in a question won't seem difficult to you if you have studied the content in that specific area hard enough. I typically find that it doesn't have to do with the wordiness, or calculation dependency in a question but more obscurity/ two questions could be correct. Or the general wording could be annoying.
But to echo what everyone else will say, you shouldn't waste time on the exam trying to assess if you think it is moderate or difficult, you should just focus on answering the question (I clearly don't follow this advice lol). At the end of the day all that matters is you study and prepare as best you can – and try and nail the SIMs of course!
General caveat though – if you are scoring in the high 80's/90's on the exam, it would probably be more difficult to assess the difficulty. This is because that is such a master level of understanding of the material you are literally crushing every question on that exam and destroying anything in your path so it probably all seems pretty easy! For someone like me on the other hand, who is providing uh, “reasonable” assurance to the test makers that I know my stuff…well it's a bit easier to assess.
Yes. It's like waking up and remembering a cringey moment or something embarrassing you did.
I keep randomly hitting myself on the side of the head and going “why, why, WHY!?! You FOOL!”
Mine is updated as well. Dear lord if I had to wait until the 24th. 6 days and the struggle is real!
@needsa75 yeah like I said, I swear we took the same Audit exam lol. All the information was given to me, I just still messed it up. I did this SIM last, so like 3 hours and 40 minutes into the exam. My brain was pretty donezo at this point, and I stupidly went back and changed my answers. What was I thinking? Not sure, but I am blaming it on my brain flopping out and crawling toward the Prometric exit.
@leo_bloom – yup, as you can see I try and study for the “right amount” aka barely making that mark! But I am attributing those 76's to the SIMs lol. I did do a year in Audit so who knows, I might shock everyone and pull a 77! But again, I will be beyond ecstatic getting a 75.
Here to ride the “please give me a 75” train on Audit as well! Trying to enjoy this whole not studying thing, but every few hours or so I can't help but think about next Monday. Trying to forget how I messed up some easy ratios on one of my SIMs is like trying to forget that one really embarrassing/uncomfortable moment you had as a teenager. Keeps popping up at the most random times. Go away, go away! Please let me just pass!
Trying not to get my hopes up so I'm not super disappointed but let's be real it's my last exam, a failure will be soul crushing! It's nice to know I have so much company in waiting on Audit scores though