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Oren writes in: I took auditing in May and I don’t think I did well. My score with regulation is expiring on July 21st. I just found out that I will not receive the auditing score until August 16th. If I do not pass I won’t be able to take auditing again before regulation expires. Will they extend my regulation score? Thank you for your insight. The AICPA has said that in situations where scores will expire and people are messed up due to this extended school release window – with Q2 exams, the scores aren’t released until August – it’s on a state-by-state basis. The AICPA administers the exam but your actual eligibility to sit for the exam and your certificate and licensure eligibility is determined by your state. It’s up to each individual State Board of Accountancy to decide. What I would do is call up your State

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Nellie says: Is the NINJA Audio the same as the NINJA Notes? I’m taking auditing in six days. I have the notes but I’m deciding whether or not to purchase the audio. Is it the same as the notes but spoken out loud? Conceptually the notes and the audio are pretty much the same. The same concepts, however they are two completely different performances, if you will. So the NINJA Audio is not the NINJA Notes just read out loud. Each NINJA audio script took me at least a month to write out. And I expand on a lot of the topics. And so the notes are used for like a cram and the audio is best used for… It allows you to study when you couldn’t otherwise get in the time. So when you’re at the gym, if you’re at the gym for an hour, you can literally study

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Amanda says: Do you have any insight on the new format of the FAR CPA Exam SIMs? Three different sections rather than just one? I am worried about not knowing the entire picture of the SIMs and spending too much time on the first one or two sets only to get to the last set and run out of time. Have you heard any details on the type of questions that will be in each section? For example a research-based question would only be in the final section? I have not heard anything about that from the AICPA. The AICPA has said publicly that research questions are in play. So you could very well get a research question. Whether or not you get it in the first SIM or the last SIM, I don’t know. I don’t think it impacts how you budget your time. And so you have two

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Sean says: I’m currently working in the tax service of a big four accounting firm. I started working in public accounting in January and have two CPA exam sections already passed. Now that I’m working it seems just impossible to study effectively because I’m learning new things on the job. I forget what CPA Review topics I studied way too easily but at the same time what I learned on the job doesn’t get retained because I’m staying for the exams. It’s a vicious cycle and I’m going absolutely insane. What can I do to survive this intense time in my life? Sean, it sounds like you need to simply take good CPA Exam notes. So you need to take notes while you’re learning your new job and review them. Keep a notebook with you. Doesn’t sound like you’re taking notes for your CPA Review and so if you’re taking

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