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You’ve been studying for a section of the CPA Exam for weeks, and now you’re ready to sit; however, scheduling the test isn’t as easy as it sounds. The CPA Exam is administered during specific testing windows each year, and there are several “blackout periods” throughout the year where you can’t sit. To help prepare […]

Find Out Your CPA Exam Score Before You Even Sit

One of the biggest anxieties for CPA Exam candidates is knowing whether or not they’re ready to sit for and pass the CPA Exam. Traditional wisdom centers around a specific number of hours studied as an indicator of whether or not candidates will pass. However, not everyone learns at the same rate or in the […]

How to Choose A CPA Review Course: 5 Considerations Before Buying

Choosing a CPA Review course can be a confusing process; there are quite a few courses out there each offering different features. However, there are a few core offerings you should consider when you choose a CPA Review course, and ensuring your course has them will make the learning process much smoother. To help you […]

No matter your year in college, it’s never too early to start meeting and connecting with firms. As a freshman and sophomore, college students can use these connections to get summer internships and gain experience; as a junior or senior, networking with firms can lead directly to a job. But meeting firms is only the […]

With so many CPA exam courses out there, it can be difficult to know which one is going to work best for you. Your study habits and learning style are unique, and finding a course that adapts to that individuality can seem impossible. However, Surgent’s CPA Exam Review course is here to break the mold […]

What are the CPA Exam Blueprints? The AICPA builds the CPA examination from the “specs” contained in a document called Blueprints. The CPA Exam Blueprints are updated and published once or twice a year, and the version used to build the 2019 exam was just released this month. There is a Blueprint for each exam […]

Despite the pop-culture portrayal of accountants, the available career paths for number crunchers are surprisingly diverse. Two of the biggest credentials in the industry are the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential and the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) credential. To give you a better idea of deciding between CMA vs CPA, let’s consider the differences between […]

Deciding to become a CPA is a huge step in your career; it’s a tough path that will mark you as an expert in your field (and the pay raise isn’t bad either). However, taking the CPA exam amid a full-time job can seem daunting at its best and completely overwhelming at its worst. Luckily, […]

Failing the CPA isn’t a great feeling, but with four separate sections, each with a pass rate around 50%, it’s likely candidates will have one failure under their belt before they pass. It can be intimidating to jump back into the game after you’ve failed the CPA exam, but with the right study plan we […]

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As a new school year begins, it’s easy to feel anxious about the studying for the CPA Exam and getting ready to start putting a few sections behind you. Depending on your situation, you may be able to start taking it while you’re still in school, as long as you can properly manage a full […]