Elise says, “Hi Jeff. “Do you know if the Q2, Q3, and Q4 2018 CPA exam scores will be released more often than once a quarter, which the NASBA site currently says?” Okay, the AICPA and NASBA came out with some new score release dates, so here they are: June 27th, 2018 – Auditing, FAR, and REG. June 29th, 2018 – BEC. So, for the June score release, auditing, FAR, and REG come out June 27th, 2018 BEC comes out two days later, June 29th. For July 1st through September 10th, 2018 CPA exam sections the score release date is September 19th. So, just one date there. For October 1st through December 10th, 2018 exams, the score release date is December 19th. So, I hope that’s helpful. So let’s recap. June score release: June 27th for auditing, FAR, and REG. June 29th for BEC. September 2018 CPA Exam score release:
Alright, first up is Ninja Ashley. “When you study for a CPA Exam section, was there a specific or target number of multiple choice questions that you completed per day? I’m looking for a specific number if you have one. I currently set up blocks of questions by section. There are four blocks. Each block contains six sections in various orders. I selected my block order based on which sections I am strongest in and which section I need to strengthen my proficiency. Based on the block I shared, you can see that regulation sections two and six are my weaker sections. I would love your thoughts on my current process to get through multiple-choice questions and any general feedback to base my questions on and how many questions I should complete each night.” Okay. I don’t have a set number of multiple choice questions that you should do per
NINJA Monthly member Justin writes in, “How drastically is the REG section of the CPA Exam going to change? I’m trying to decide which section of the exam to take next. I have already studied for regulation and got a 69. I’m not sure if it’s best to try to pass regulation now before the exam changes or wait until after. Any thoughts would be helpful.” Okay, so what Justin is asking is about the Trump tax laws, and they are not testable on the CPA exam in 2018, thankfully. And so they will be eligible for testing on the CPA Exam in January of 2019, so any changes that are testable in July will be pretty minimal. And so, there’s still some question as to what changes get lumped in as part of the Trump tax laws, so estate tax, threshold, things like that. So does that get lumped
NINJA Monthly member Candace writes in. Hey Jeff, hope you’re doing well. I started my FAR journey using NINJA, and I absolutely love it so far. I have just one quick question. I did not get the greatest foundation of accounting in college, and I know that the CPA requires a strong understanding of accounting. What is your best advice for me to bridge that gap, and grasp and build a stronger foundation to successfully pass the CPA exam? If you feel like you don’t have a strong accounting foundation, that’s okay, because the average age of a CPA candidate is 29. Now think back. When do most people graduate with their under-grad in accounting? 22-23? Okay, so that’s like five or six years. Is that right? Yeah, five or six years. Let’s say that you didn’t work in general ledger or accounting for five or six years. You might
Wiley CPAexcel Reviews vs Switch to NINJA CPA Review: Emily writes in, “I have Wiley CPAexcel from a few years ago, “and it’s still active, as I haven’t had time “to hunker down and take the exams since I purchased it. “Would I be adequately prepared “if I were to switch exclusively to the NINJA plan? “Or should I try to continue “to implement the NINJA materials with Wiley CPAexcel with an access renewal?” Hey, you already paid for it and I think they offer the updates until you pass, so you might as well use both. So I would use your Wiley CPAexcel lectures and I would use their questions, then I would add, so with the NINJA Monthly, I would add the NINJA Notes and start reading those as many times as possible, add the NINJA Audio to your study arsenal, listen to it in the car, at
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