186 comments on “Wave 1 CPA Exam Recap: Oct/Nov 2010”

  • I took Audit in CA on the first day of the window: Oct 1 and don’t have my scores either. I took BEC Nov 24th, don’t expect that score till late Dec. This is beyond frustration. Out of the 18 month alotted timeframe, you spend 9 months of that waiting for scores.

  • I Believe this process is unfair to those of us who sat for the exam on October and are still waiting to get our scores. I believe all the entities involved in the scores release need to find a better approach to make that this process is fair.

  • Guys, I still haven’t seen my AUDIT score either.

    I feel bad for those of you who took AUDIT in OCT, you absolutely deserve to get the score in Wave 1.

  • I am still waiting for my scores too and its soooo frustrating! If i were to be in wave 2, i would have rather waited until today to give my exam since i could have gotten more time to study!

  • After two months I am still waiting for my audit score in CA, it doesn’t make any sense at all because I sat for it on the first day of the window I suppose to be in wave 1. I feel something is not right.

  • Here’s my question:

    I have been waiting since Oct 1 for MN Aud scores. I tried the loophole a few times and it always let me be able to select to re-register for Audit. This made me thinkm I had failed, although the score never came up.

    Now, I went to try to re-register for the exam today and it is greyed out, although the score is not yet posted. Does this mean that I passed the exam?!?!

  • The slow release of AUDIT score ,I think, is because of the shear volumn; everyone tries to beat the 11/30 deadline lest facing the IFRS in 2011.

    Anyway, I took audit on 11/1 in CA. Still waiting…till the end of December, maybe.

  • I’m in CA I took audit November 5th and received my score on November 24th. …I passed….took bec yesterday it seemed harder than when I first took it..don’t think I passed…for all the other CA ppl I hope u get your scores soon

  • If have not received CA AUDIT scores yet does that mean we should expect that we are Round 2 (took exam oct 25)?

  • I’m still waiting for mine. Based on how dead the forum is, I’m guessing no one else got their Audit scores from CA.

  • I took the audit section on 10/12
    I still haven’t received my score.
    I also sent an email to nasba to ask about my score. It said: your score is no longer visible online, OCT/NOV scores are posted online. What’s that mean ?

    I should be in wave one.
    What going on ? anyone?

  • Does any one know when is latest release day in wave1? i hope we get our scores before its over. btw, When is wave 2? mid Dec or 20sh?

  • @Prospectivecpa, I have not seen it either.

    I really hope mine does not get pushed back to Wave 2. That would be very agonizing.

  • Did it let you register just for AUD or all four. If it was all four then you punched in wrong information. So far, between my buddies and I the loophole works 100%, Pass/ fail. The system will not let you reregister for an exam that you passed. (common sense) and will let you if you failed. The only reason it is called the ohio loophole is because that part of the system has to be complete before scores are released. Read jeff’s score release book!!! Plus, it just makes sense if you think about it.

  • IL – got my Audit score tonight! Took the exam on 10/1
    To everyone out there: the Ohio Loophole is a bunch of crap.. I’m sorry but it just stressed me out. It let me register for the test and made me think that i failed my last exam (Audit). DO NOT believe it. Maybe it works for other states but def not IL. πŸ™‚ Good luck everyone!

  • I took Auditing on 10/13 in MO and received my score at 9pm last night. Getting a 90 almost made the last nerve-wrecking week worth the wait..almost πŸ™‚

  • Jeff,

    Still waiting for AUD in CA (Exam taken 11/5) and nothing so far, does that mean that ill have to wait for wave 2 ???

  • I took my AUD exam in MN on 10/7 and just got my passing score tonight. I have been checking every couple of hours and it just appeared now. Hope all of you get you score soon too.

  • I took REG on 11/9 in MO and i looked on NASBA on 11/23 and received my score. I really didn’t think it would be released until the week of xmas. Is it really possible that my score was released in wave 1?

  • Yes, I took it on the first day of the testing window. It seems that NASBA is responsible for the delay because the scores are automatically posted to our accounts when NASBA releases them to CA. For those of us who aren’t lucky enough we may have to wait until the first week of December. I just urge you to forget about the scores for a while so we can have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  • Has anyone taken the AUDIT in November’s first week got their scores in CA?

    I took mine on 11/1, and I read a post somewhere that my scores might be released in Wave 2. That’s why I still have not seen my score yet.

    Prospectivecpa, you took yours on 10/1, right ? You should receive yours soon.

  • One of these times my score will be there. The question is, how many clicks does it take to get to the center of a cpa exam score???

  • Prospectivecpa, I really hope you get your score soon. I think they are continuously releasing scores, so hopefully yours will come out soon. I think in the next few days excluding Thanksgiving day more people will get their scores. Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Based on what CA is releasing the scores because I took AUD on 10/1. I assume that my score is out on wave 1 and still waiting. I don’t know guys I’m tired of this process.

  • Honestly I didn’t think I would find out anything until Monday. I was so tired of waiting. I was getting anxiety attacks just thinking about the test. One moment I’m sure you passed it, the next minute my confidence goes down and it’s like a mental battle. An hour ago I decided to check one more time and finally my score was posted. I passed! I had taken audit on October 23rd and finally they decided to post the score. For those of you who are still waiting, I really feel your pain. I wish you guys patience. Just be strong!

  • Took audit on 10/5 in CA and haven’t gotten my score yet either. Does this mean the earliest I would know is Monday?

  • Is there a loophole trick for IL? Still waiting on my score here, seems like most in IL have received scores….hope this doesn’t mean I am in Wave 2

  • I have no idea why they are taking so long this time! usually it used to be the next day (at least not this long)..n G’luck to you too!

  • @Waiting, thanks and hope we get a passing score. Do u have any idea why it takes them so long to release the scores?

  • @Prospectivecpa, I am in CA and i havent received my scores too n i know a lot of them from CA hasnt received their scores yet!!

  • Hi K,

    Where did u get ur score? I am in CA I took AUD on 10/1 and did not get my score. Why should i do?

  • IDK, my understanding is that OHIO registration thing must get scores/ updates first and then nasba takes its sweet time loading scores. Last quarter same thing happened to me too. I was able to register and when I got my AUD score the next day it was a 73. Let’s hope this time it is >75. and if you do get a passing score let everyone know. Haven’t heard of the loophole being wrong yet.

  • Sorry. If it allowed you to register you will be taking it again. At least there is a very very good chance you will be. If your exam was not scored then it would say still processing, same is true if score is a passing one as well, which is why it is a loophole.

  • Does the loophole work if you’re in Wave 2? I took Audit 10/1 and still didn’t receive my score. I tried the loophole and was able to register. πŸ™
    However, if i happen to be in Wave 2 would the loophole outcome be accurate? I’m assuming that if I’m in Wave 2 then my exam isn’t graded yet. Please let me know what you think. Thanks!!

  • Waiting in WI for my AUD score also. I don’t know why I had my hopes up to hear it as early as last week. Every day since has been a disappointment.

  • I am glad to hear ppl still waiting on AUD. Dont know what the deal is? I am still waiting in MN AS WELL. Called NASBA and they would not give me any information on this SECRET release process they have lol. I would imagine by midnight tonight it will be up. But I guess the WAVE 1 process ends at the end of this month so???

  • I am still waiting on AUD taken on 11/1 for Illinois. Is anyone else still waiting to receive their AUD score in Illinois? Does this mean I am in WAVE 2?

  • Sorry to hear that. Yes completely agree. Good thing NASBA doesn’t have any competition with other companies lol. If my place of employment stayed that far behind we would lose business to H & R block HAHA

  • All of y’all freaking out about your online scores not being posted yet should take a BREATH and be thankful that you are not in NC like me where you have to wait for the state board to SNAIL MAIL you your scores, with no way of knowing when they are even being mailed. boo NC, get with the information age folks.

  • Just checked my audit score in CA. …75 on my second time taking the exam…I believe other CA scores should be posted today

  • Yes, the lookhole will work. Assuming you are in this wave is my understanding. I tried loophole and says still processing so really hoping I am in this wave. Glad to hear MN is still waiting. COME ON MN. Do the update!!!

  • Good to hear that indiana scores are posted. hopefully MN will be next. Hope there is still a chance to get my score before tomorrow. I agree this waiting is a ***** joke, considering what we pay in exam fees and today’s technology.

  • just had a passing AUD score in TEXAS for breakfast!

    emails havent gone out but my score was posted when i logged in.

  • We need to send a strong message to CA to let them know that we are tired of checking our scores and it is time for them to release our scores.

  • Does CA really care about us? I cannot believe they take so long to release our scores. The Board needs to do a better job of releasing our scores on a timely manner.

  • yup also still waiting on MN AUD. IDK what the deal is with MN last quarter same thing happened, most of my buddies had their scores and I still didn’t. I tried ohio loophole and says still processing so hoping I am in WAVE 1. If I am, will be a great (much happier) thanksgiving this year!! πŸ™‚

  • Also still waiting on MN Aud. Frustrating when I see others got their scores, makes me second guess how I did…

  • Still waiting on AUD in MN. Hope to see it by morning. This waiting sucks. We should at least get a score OR get an indication that we are in WAVE 2 instead of being left to hang.

    To all the talk about disgruntled posts. Don’t hate on people’s remarks about their frustration with the score process. Sometimes that all a person needs is just to get that thought off their back and away they go.

  • Got my audit score in MN tonight – success! People need to relax, I took mine on Oct 4th and didn’t find out until tonight. Life still happened between when I took the exam and when I found out, and life will continue now that I know. Don’t get mad, the score will be up eventually.

  • You know what? CA, do whatever you what with my AUD score. Tonight and in fact this whole week, is all about Regulation – my last exam on this coming Sunday…. Good luck to everyone.

  • Hi momof2il. Amen to that. My family and friends are already getting mad for me. It’s simply not nice, is what it is. As soon as I have a free minute I am contacting the AICPA with a long ear full of what I really think about all of this.

  • I hope that the score release in December goes considerably smoother because this has been an absolute JOKE.

  • @ Illinois… I checked this morning and I had my audit score. I dont have a clue how this thing works.. If you took it in NOV, you might be in wave two.

    @ Jeff – I just want to say thank you for your humor while I have been on the war path to passing all four parts of the CPA exam. I found out today, that I am 1 ethics exam away from calling myself a CPA.

  • Any insight, Jeff?

    I think I’m about to lose it. I called the AICPA yesterday, and they told me my score was in the batch of 7,000+ that was released on FRIDAY! Then when I saw that people were able to see their AUD scores (released MONDAY) and I still couldn’t see mine, I called back and then they told me that mine was in the 1000+ that was released along with AUD. Needless to say—-still don’t see anything.

  • Hi,

    just wanted to give a quick shout out and thank you to Jeff and another 71. I’ve now passed all four parts (woot!) and you have been a great help along the way.

    Many thanks,


  • I took the auditing section on 10/7 in Minnesota and have not gotten my score yet. Does this mean I wasn’t in Wave 1? Just want to know because I have the REG test on Monday.

  • I already tried the loophole in Ohio and Missouri (I am in Missouri). It will let me register for audit πŸ™ I would just like to know my score. Still only 2 down…. πŸ™

  • To all my fellow NYers waiting for Audit-just spoke to a rep from NASBA and he said they have not received any audit scores from AICPA yet. Dunno WHAT that is supposed to mean but doesn’t look we’ll be getting scores before the holiday πŸ™

    Thank you Jeff for letting us know about audit’s new status as last in line… !!

  • Prospectivecpa, thanks for your input. We’re in the same boat (a rocking one indeed).

    AUDIT is my last section. I passed the other 3 with a low 80 score.

  • For those interested in a CA score, I’ve gathered a bit of intel. I’ve been told by the California Board of Accountancy that the scores come in to them bit by bit, and the first time that they see the scores is the first time we see the scores. In other words, the scores are loaded directly to the bottom of the “Status” section of the online application.

    Until then, enjoy this fine little diddy – “California Waiting” by Kings of Leon.

  • So anyone in TX get their AUD score yet? i tested on 10/14 and no word. I am tired of frantically checking the website!!!

  • We are in the same situation. I called them wihtout having a clear answer when the scores will be posted.

  • I just got my AUD score in Florida and passed with a 79. The 4th time is the charm! I am guessing that still counts as being borderline.

  • Utah just released AUD…and it was good news for me!

    Good luck to the rest of you out there. Hope you get your scores today.

  • @New at This

    Missouri usually releases their scores at 9pm…sometimes there is a 30 min. lag wait…agonizing waiting period.

    I would check tonight.

    That is my plan.

  • Jeff or anyone out there-

    As they released more scores today should we be seeing them this evening?


  • I was one of the three! I’d love to say I passed, but no. I’m wondering if it was delayed because I’m taking the exam for Maine but I sat in New Hampshire? Would that make a difference? Food for thought.

  • Another question,
    Are the scores released just once per day at a certain time or are they released randomly? Just wanting to know if I could check once a day or need to keep checking back all day long. Thanks!

  • Thanks Damian,
    Why do u think they take them two days to release the scores? They usually release them in 24 hours.

  • Anyone have their AUD score in Utah?

    @new at this:
    That’s a normal message you’re getting. It just means the score hasn’t been released yet.

  • @No AUD in CA & Prospectivecpa. CA received AUD scores from NASBA and they are being posted. We’ll be able to see scores tomorrow moning.

  • Can someone tell what’s going on with CA? I called them, anyone is willing to give any info about our scores. It is hard to believe they take so long to release our scores.

  • This is my first time I’ve had to wait on a score. When I enter my information in on the NASBA website I get an error message reading “Error: Score not found. Please verify section ID number and date of birth format and re-submit” Does this mean I am doing something wrong or that my score just hasn’t been released yet? Thanks in advance.

  • I released that scores have been released by the AICPA, but when does NASBA release the score to us? Took my AUD exam on 10/1 in MO and still no results.

  • Hi Jeff,

    I just wanted to thank you so much for all the inspiration you give so many people. I just found out this morning that I passed FAR, which was my 4th and final exam. I was able to pass all 4 on my first try! I have never worked so hard for anything in my life. Sometimes I would think I couldn’t do it, and I would get on your website and it would honestly give me that little bit of hope I would need to keep going. Thank you for all of your work and help! Good luck to everyone out there! You can do it if you put in the time and energy! Good luck!!

  • Hi Jeff,
    Could u please tell me what’s going on with CA? The audit scores have not been released as of now.

  • I hope we get our scores tomorrow! Waiting is the worst and I am annoying myself checking the site everyday…

  • @Texas-Audit, I haven’t gotten my audit yet either. I don’t even know if the TSBPA is open this week. Wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t get it til after Thanksgiving.

  • Took REG on 11/8 and already have my “advisory score” on NASBA. (BTW this advisory score is freaking me out). I assumed I was in the second window but went ahead and checked – 79. 2 down 2 to go! BEC on monday, I’ve gone: 74, 73, ?

  • Thanks, i figured it was going to be in the morning but i was secretly hoping a miracle would occur and i would get it today instead. πŸ™

  • Texas, she got her score today. In Texas, the scores are normally released in the morning. So if you haven’t heard by now, I would check back tomorrow.

  • Travis,

    Did she get her score today or yesterday? I’m anxiously awaiting my Aud score and need to know if i should forget about it til tomorrow.

  • Took REG in TX on 10/30 and still no score. My co-worker took same exam on 10/25 and has her score. ERRR! I did notice in my exam however, that there was a simulation that was different. I felt that the shortness of the simulation and method of question was not ordinary. I remember telling myself when I saw it, “they are testing the new simulation format on me!” So maybe this is why I am still pending. Anyone think that it could be borderline though? Any help Jeff?

  • Still waiting on REG (took 10/8) and AUD (took 10/29) in California. Sounds like nobody has seen AUD yet in CA, but has anybody seen REG scores?

  • Hi Jeff, I took AUD on 10/22 and I have not received my score yet. I am in California. Do you think I will still receive my scores this week or will I be pushed back to the second wave?

  • First off, thanks so much for doing all of this Jeff. Don’t let the prediction haters keep you down, let them rant away.

    To all those wondering about being pushed to wave 2, the 2 thoughts on these boards is that 1. you received a new simulation which I would have no idea how you would ever know you had one and 2. you are borderline or that they just need more time to grade your score. Does that mean you are borderline if you are pushed to wave 2? No! I just saw a member yesterday who was pushed to wave 2 for both his tests he/she scored in the 90’s.

  • Jeff,

    What are the odds of both my FAR and my REG being pushed to Wave 2 in ME. I took both in the first 12 days of the window…..

  • TX is gonna get their scores last so..may not be til tomorrow, could be later today. Keep checking. I haven’t got mine yet either.

  • VA74,

    I read on the NASBA website that no one has ever successfully appealed their score. It says “historically,a score has never been changed as a result of a score appeal.” I’d save that money for Jeff’s notes instead πŸ˜‰

  • Jeff,

    Just recieved my score in Virginia. I was in the second Wave 1 release and received a 74. This would have been my last exam. Suppose it’s worth paying for a re-score?

  • Jeff,

    I took Audit on October 4th in Texas and haven’t received my score yet… so maybe are they not finished releasing scores for Wave 1?


  • Jeff,

    I took my FAR exam on October 1, the first day of the testing window in Oklahoma and have still not received my score yet. Surely I’m not in wave 2?


  • Jeff,

    If I haven’t received my score for Audit (which I took on 10/19), does that mean I am in Wave 2? If so, when will Wave 2 come out? December?


  • Jeff-

    What is the takeaway for a second batch of a section being released in wave 1? Does it mean borderline like some people have been saying?

    By the way, this site is a life saver!

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