So last I posted I had gotten my FAR results with a 73… This meant that since my AUD credit expires 2/28/10 (today!!) that I had to re-take both FAR and REG this window and pass in order to not lose credit for AUD. So I studied and studied again. I did a FAR CRAM through Yaeger and even though it was long and painful, I think in the end it was worth it! I ended up taking FAR for the 4th time on January 30 and I must say that I did finish with about 30 minutes remaining so I felt pretty good about it. The question is whether I did enough to get that 75!
So meanwhile, while waiting for my FAR score, I still had REG to study for since I was taking it 2/27/10 – 1 day before my AUD credit expires…talk about down to the wire! I have been so busy at work that I didn’t have a ton of time to study for REG, but I have worked in tax for the last 7 years so that part I wasn’t too worried about. I spent most of my focus on the business law portion. This week I crammed studying in until midnight just about every night. I usually follow another-71.com since he hears it directly from NASBA when the scores have been released. But since I was so busy all week I didn’t have time to check his website to see if any scores had been released. Wednesday night I decided to take a small break from studying around 9pm and checked another-71.com. It turns out that FAR scores had been released by the AICPA the night before and were scheduled to be posted to NASBA’s website that night! The big question was whether to wait until after my test on Saturday or not… If I looked and I didn’t pass, then I would’ve lost motivation to study for REG. But if I looked and I did pass, then that would make me want to pass REG that much more! What do you think I did??
Yes…I have no willpower and I looked. And I PASSED FAR with an 81!!! 3 down and 1 to go! This gave me the motivation to push on to keep studying for REG. I didn’t care how tired I would be by the end of this week I continued to study till midnight every night! Then…the storm hit…and I lost power Thursday night around 10:30. I studied by the light of a camp lantern for the next 2 nights. Yet another challenge in my journey on the way to being a CPA! Additionally, I was concerned that my testing center in Portsmouth, NH wouldn’t be open due to the massive power outages. On Friday, I called the testing center and there was no option but to leave a message for someone to call you back. So I sat there in panic because what would I do if I couldn’t take my test on the 27th and my credit for AUD expires on the 28th??? So I called NASBA…and spoke to a person who was not helpful at all… Luckily, in the mean time, the testing center called me back and indicated that they would be open on the 27th and I would be able to take my test. Whew!
So, I sat for REG yesterday, feeling about 75% confident going into the test. And I managed to finish an hour early so I hope that counts for something! Again, I feel ok, but it’s whether I did enough for the final 75! Keeping my fingers crossed because this is it!! Results are estimated to be released around mid-March according to another-71…stay tuned!