Surviving CPA Score Release

25 Jun 2015

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Carolina is a NINJA CPA blogger

Grrrrr!!!!!! Another failure. A lot has happened since I last wrote. I failed AUD and BEC both with a 58.

I knew I was not ready when I took those tests, but I was hopeful for a miracle. I did not study as I was supposed to.

I was more upset by my AUD failure than for my BEC. I studied a lot more for AUD, and when I got out of the testing center I felt like I had a good chance of passing.

After I saw my score, I cried the entire night and the morning after. I saw my score at 12:52 am ET, and I made a promise to myself that I will never stay up late to wait for the CPA Score Release, for I could not sleep the entire night and went to work feeling miserable.

I took BEC four weeks after I took AUD, but I got my AUD results two days before my BEC test. I do believe that this score affected me because I didn’t want to study anymore.

I really considered quitting. I felt like I don’t have what it takes to pass these tests. I felt tired and didn’t want to continue with this journey.

Thankfully, I came back to my senses, and decided to make a new study plan. My plan is to take FAR in July and stick to one test until I pass.

I failed FAR by 4 points, and I believe I have a good chance of passing it next time around. I just need to force myself to study and have the same dedication I have in other aspects of my life.

I just keep telling myself, study harder and you’ll pass.

I wish you all the best of luck!

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Esmail 9 years ago

In 2011 I had made an attempt at the CPA exam and just like you, I failed both BEC and AUD with 74 and 69 respectively. But unlike you, I quit the journey after those two fails. The worse part was that I took both in the same window and got the devastating news on the same day! I got back onto this brutal journey last year April and this past weekend, I just received my congratulatory letter. As I was putting my letter away in a 'CPA folder', I came across my 2011 score card for AUD and I just smiled. The reason for that smile? I didn't quit forever and proved that I can do this. And you can too. If you have decided to take FAR, then stick to it. Read the book, understand the material, do countless mcqs and then some more. It's all worth it in the end. Good luck to you!