Luckily, I have great news to share! I have officially passed all 4 sections of the CPA Examination! I am at a loss for words when describing how it felt to see that final passing score (FAR - 78). I would have to place it somewhere between utter bliss and amazing relief. I began studying for this exam in August 2011, so it has been a long and bumpy road, but the accomplishment I now feel has made it all worth while. While the long hours of review and study are often lonely, I could not have finished such a daunting task without the support of my parents, siblings, family, and friends! I love all of you and cannot thank you enough for being there for me when I was frustrated and wanted to give up.
I will keep posting because my CPA journey is not quite over. Now that my examination and professional experience requirements are fulfilled, I feel the hardest part is over. I am a measly 11 credits shy of attaining those three coveted letters after my name! I plan on enrolling in graduate classes in the near future and will keep scouring the web for study tips and tools to share with everyone. I used CPA Review for Free's new "Points to Pass" tool to help me prepare for and pass FAR this time around. At ~$15 a month it's a great bargain compared to other titles. I am still a big fan of Becker lectures and Wiley test bank exams as well. And of course, I have to love the another71.com community for commiserating with fellow self-loathing CPA wannabes, as well as uncovering new advice from first hand experiences like on our blog here. This will be much more enjoyable now that I know I never have to utilize these study materials again (except to review them for you)!
This calls for a small celebration! Happy studies to all!