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I Failed a CPA Exam. What Should I Do Next?

Posted by Guest Blogger on Sep 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

If you're reading this, you failed a CPA Exam. Right now, you probably feel as though all of your hard work was for nothing. Maybe this isn't your first failure. Maybe you are just sitting there staring at your review material wondering how you can start AGAIN. 

It's not a good feeling, we know. BUT, we're going to remind you of a couple of things.

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Best Days to Sit for the CPA Exam

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jan 5, 2019 3:29:00 PM

You've spent hundreds of hours studying for the CPA exam after researching and choosing the review course that best fits your study style. You've looked at the AICPA Blueprints so many times that you dream about confusing application and analysis questions. You have that NTS burning a digital hole in your email. But are you in that "sweet spot" for testing? Did you even know that there was one?

Since NASBA has decreed that Rolling Score Release would return in 2019, there are a few days in each testing period that we at Yaeger call the "sweet spot" - that is, when you have 10 days or less from the day you test to the day that NASBA releases your score.* The sweet spots for 2019 are:

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If You Scored 74 or Below on the CPA Exam...

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Sep 20, 2017 1:21:16 PM

Scores drop, and you find out how you did. Either you feel relieved, or your heart drops. If you got a 74 or below, you might be feeling that all of your hard work was for nothing. Right back to square one, you go - or so it may feel. The good news is, although not passing is a bit discouraging, all of those months or weeks of preparation weren't for nothing. It may feel like you've taken a hundred steps back to where you started, but you're far ahead of the game.

This time around you'll begin studying and preparing for the exam, with knowledge you didn't have the first time around. You now know what to expect on the exam and you know what parts of the test gave you the most trouble. You know what stumped you and where to focus on.

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Tags: 2017 CPA Exam, CPA Exam Prep, CPA Exam Scores, 2018 CPA Exam

Five Qualities of Mentally Strong Accountants

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Aug 23, 2017 1:19:01 PM

The new CPA Exam rolling out over the past year didn't come as a surprise, but that doesn't mean it hasn't come without adversity. The new structure better prepares new accountants for the modern professional world, but the shakeup has left CPA students to pioneer a new frontier. Being among the first wave is a difficult task. No one has been through it before to tell you what it's like or give advice. Even with the blueprints, there is a gray area of what exactly to expect with delayed results, new format, and how the breaks during the test will affect your testing flow and strategy.

While this is a game changer, the good news is some things are the same as always. You'll still take the CPA Exam for the first time; you'll feel out the test, you may pass or not, but as long as you don't give up and do continue to grind away, your goal to become a CPA can come.

But what does it take not to give up, to thrive, and to attain the coveted title of CPA? We've taken note of a few qualities of mentally strong CPA's who've made it through success and failure.

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Tags: CPA Exam Tips, CPA Productivity, AICPA, CPA Exam Scores

I Failed the CPA Exam and Survived

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Aug 17, 2017 11:55:06 AM

Today we are interviewing a successful CPA about her experience failing the CPA exam. Her story is fairly personal, so she wishes to remain anonymous (we'll refer to her as Patricia).

Earning a CPA license is not easy, but not everyone is willing to be candid about their experience. This often makes you feel very alone if (when) you experience failure on the exam. Patricia talked to us about every step of the process:

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Tags: AICPA, CPA Exam Scores

Waiting for CPA Exam Results Is Stressful!

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jul 24, 2017 1:48:45 PM

We've been hearing from students about the mental turmoil they are experiencing while waiting to get their CPA Exam results. The stress of waiting for those results, in some cases since the first week in April, is superseding the stress of actually studying for the CPA itself.

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