Let's not sugar coat it - taking the CPA Exam to get your license is a long and difficult road. One of the hardest parts of the process is starting along that road. When it comes to difficulty, the CPA Exam is head and shoulders above many other licensure exams. Even those who passed can sound discouraging as they reflect on the process they went through. Once you start to look at the passing rates of students taking the exam, the time put in, and the sacrifices, you begin to understand. Going after a change in your professional career is going to change your personal life as well for a while.
The first thing we encourage our students to do is take a step back and realize, as hard as the exam is to study for and pass, plenty of people are doing it and you can too. Even the successful CPA's who sound discouraging will tell you it's worth it. They are just trying to be honest. The second thing we ask students to do analyze is how they study. Take a look at works or doesn't work. Regularly updating the teaching style according to your learning style is crucial. At Yaeger, we're about more than repetition and focus on application as well because quality matters over quantity. This is especially important after the changes that came to the exam this past year.
So what can you do right from the start? It's simple. Understand your resources and create a plan. We have a few steps we recommend taking right away if you want the CPA Review and Exam to be as painless as possible.
Take Our Free Assessment
We offer a free assessment that includes AICPA released questions to match the CPA exam. Based on this, we've created an algorithm to test your strengths and weakness across the topics found on the CPA Exam. In our assessment engine, you can watch the clock to check your pace and see your remaining time. You can even flag questions for review at a later time. Plus you can navigate to any question at any time by using the table of contents. In the end, we let you see each question to view the answer and an explanation. If you got a question wrong, see what the right answer should have been. Even if you answered correctly, check out of the official explanation to see if the rationale you used was correct. You'll be able to compare your score to other potential students and get personalized recommendations based on how you did.
Check Out The Student Portal
We pride ourselves not only on the quality of education but also making the whole experience for students exceptional. You not only get amazing curriculum with advanced technology but also one on one student care with CPA Exam counselors and educators. Online CPA course videos and community features give our interactive textbooks a personal feel. The Course Planner & Calendar helps everyone stay track with their CPA studies using personalized course calendars. This helps create short and long-term goals, making it easier to stay on track. We've also made it possible for our professors and other students to interact as if everyone is working right alongside each other!
Get The Support You Need
At the end of all this, you will still have questions, which is why we encourage everyone to talk to one of our CPA Exam Counselors. Whether it's personal doubt or you are wondering if it's possible with your schedule, talking to someone who's personally been through it all and has a passion for helping you pass will provide peace of mind as you decide. We can recommend different curriculum, study platforms, and if now isn't the best time for you to take this on, we offer solid advice as to when and how you should get started. Reach us at 800-824-2811 or chat with us in the lower left of your screen!