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CPA Exam Score Release 2021


Here are the updated 2021 CPA Exam Score Release dates so that you can plan your CPA Exam schedule around continuous testing.

The CPA Exam Pass Rates follow the score release, but only come out once a quarter.


2021 CPA Exam Score Release Dates


Exam Date on/before:Target Score Release:
December 31, 2020January 12, 2021
January 23, 2021February 9, 2021
February 15, 2021February 23, 2021
March 10, 2021March 18, 2021
March 31, 2021April 9, 2021
April 23, 2021May 11, 2021
May 16, 2021May 25, 2021
June 8, 2021June 16, 2021
June 30, 2021July 13, 2021
July 23, 2021August 10, 2021
August 15, 2021August 24, 2021
September 7, 2021September 15, 2021
September 30, 2021October 12, 2021
October 23, 2021November 9, 2021
November 15, 2021November 23, 2021
December 8, 2021December 16, 2021
December 31, 2021January 11, 2022

See Also: CPA Review Discounts


Per the AICPA:

  • For most CPA candidates, Prometric sends CPA Exam data files to the AICPA within 24 hours after your exam.
  • CPA Exam data files received after the AICPA cutoff dates be available for the next score release.
  • BEC CPA Exam scores may be delayed up to one week following the target release date due to additional written communication analysis.

NASBA CPA Exam Score Release States (2021)


These states use NASBA.org to release their CPA Exam Scores

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Independent CPA Exam Score Release States (2021)


These states use their own State Board of Accountancy websites to release CPA Exam Scores


Is a CPA Exam Score Review or Appeal Worth It?


A CPA Exam score appeal is not worth it.

If you've read My Story, you might remember that I had back-to-back 74s on Regulation (and wanted to rip my hair out – which looking back, now that I'm in my 40s, I'm glad I didn't).

Not only did I have two 74s in a row, but I also lost my FAR credit.

Desperate for any type of remedy that would save me from going from one “point” away from passing the CPA Exam back to only two sections passed, I looked into CPA Exam score review (because surely there was something that could be fixed, right?).

What I found is this: by the time that I paid for the appeal, and they looked into it, and ultimately came back with a “sorry, kid – better luck next time”, I could have re-studied, taken my exam again, and gotten my score back.

In 10+ years of helping people pass the CPA Exam full time, I've never heard of a successful score review – and hundreds of thousands of CPA candidates have walked these halls over the years.

A better plan is to re-study after failing and getting back in there and punching the CPA Exam in the face.


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