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7 Mistakes CPA Exam Candidates Make on Simulations

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

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When it comes to CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Exam scoring, the AICPA gives equal weight to Multiple Choice Questions and Task-Based Simulations/Written Communication Tasks. In fact, Sims account for a greater portion of a candidate’s exam section score than ever before. This change has caused simulations (or sims for short) to become a larger portion […]

Video: CPA Exam Tips for College Students

By Megan Matthews

So, you’re studying for your bachelor’s degree, or maybe a master’s degree, with dreams to go into public accounting? Even more, you want to start on the journey to becoming a licensed CPA (Certified Public Accountant)? That’s great, and you’re already on your way to meeting the education requirements of an Accounting degree! And while […]

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 […]

Surgent CPA Review co-founder Liz Kolar recently sat down with us to share details about Surgent’s ReadySCORE™ – a personalized score that measures a student’s readiness to sit for the CPA Exam. How does this affect our pass rate? See what Liz has to say:   CPA Exam Pass Rates ReadySCORE is calibrated to real […]

As you start your CPA journey, you’re probably wondering the best course of action when it comes to exam prep. Is it enough to have a massive test bank of exam questions, or is it better to have a full-on review course? Below, we’ll review the pros and cons of a test bank and a CPA […]

How to Make the Most Out of a CPA Exam Blackout Period

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

The Uniform CPA Examination is only administered during specific testing windows each year, and there are several “blackout periods” throughout the year when you can’t sit. To help prepare you for scheduling, let’s talk about what the CPA Exam blackout periods are and when they happen; then, we’ll show you how to make the most […]

Video: Tips for Solving CPA Exam Multiple Choice Questions

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

CPA Exam questions are broken down into two different categories: multiple-choice questions, and simulations (which themselves can be categorized into task-based simulations and written communication questions). For every section of the CPA Exam, multiple-choice questions (or MCQs, for short) account for 50% of the candidate’s score: Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR): 50% MCQs, 50% Task-based […]

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Hirsch will be responsible for increasing market development of Surgent’s University Pass product to accounting professors and major university accounting programs. Surgent CPA Review is proud to announce the hiring of Ryan Hirsch as Director, Market Development (MDM), Universities. Hirsch will be responsible for increasing the awareness and market penetration of Surgent’s University PASS (UPASS) […]

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ReadySCORE, combined with Surgent CPA Review’s adaptive learning-based course, has been shown to boost student CPA Exam readiness by 97%, leading to higher CPA Exam pass rates. Surgent CPA Review is proud to announce the availability of ReadySCORE™ within its CPA Exam preparation course. Powered by A.S.A.P. Technology™, Surgent’s proprietary adaptive learning platform, ReadySCORE gauges […]

Video: What Every Candidate Should Know About FAR

By Jordan Junqua

Surgent CPA Review co-founder Liz Kolar recently shared an overview on what every candidate should know about the FAR section of the CPA Exam. Here’s what she had to say: Governmental Accounting One of the areas in FAR that we hear students have trouble with is Governmental Accounting. Many students haven’t seen it on the […]