March is upon us and as candidates are
going postal patiently waiting for their CPA Exam results, here are some things to keep in mind:
March 8, 2010: Due to the crazy weather on the East Coast, the January/February 2010 window was extended to March 8. According to NASBA, exams taken in March will be part of the Wave 2 score release.
Keep in mind that the March 8 extension could wreak havoc on the score release process. Then again, it may not. I wouldn't be surprised either way.
The following are predictions based on historical trends:
Monday March 15, 2010: AICPA releases BEC
Tuesday March 16, 2010: AICPA releases REG
Tuesday evening March 16, 2010: NASBA releases BEC at approx 10pm Eastern
Wednesday evening March 17, 2010: NASBA releases REG at approx 10pm Eastern
Thursday March 18, 2010: AICPA releases AUD
Friday evening March 19, 2010: NASBA releases AUD at approx 10pm Eastern
Monday March 22, 2010: AICPA releases FAR
Tuesday evening March 23, 2010: NASBA releases FAR at approx 10pm Eastern
CPA Exam Score Release Wave 2 FAQs:
Q: I sat for my exam in early January, but didn't get my score in Wave 1. Am I “borderline”?
A: No. It likely means that you had a brand new, never-before-tested simulation and are therefore in Wave 2 automatically, per my Interview with the AICPA.
Q: I didn't get my score in Wave 2!!! Am I borderline?
A: Possibly. Keep in mind that the AICPA will release a section like Regulation and then release 1,000 more REG scores with Auditing.
However, once Wave 2 is complete, an additional wave of scores usually come out 2-3 days later. This is known unofficially as Wave 2.5.
Historically, people who get their scores after Wave 2 usually fall in the range of a 72 to 76. Granted, there will be some outliers here (i.e. a 90), but people who fall into this “Wave 2.5” almost always end up reporting scores in this range.
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