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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 […]

Surgent CPA Review co-founder, Liz Kolar recently shared an overview of the REG section of the CPA Exam, and why she highly recommend candidates sit for the REG section in 2018. Here’s what she had to say:   If You Can, Sit for REG in 2018 President Trump’s Tax Cuts & Jobs Act was passed […]

Liz Kolar, co-founder of Surgent CPA Review, sat down with us to discuss what you should know about the welcome screens on the CPA exam. Avoid wasting time and money by knowing what to expect on these screens ahead of time. When you arrive at your testing site and launch the exam, there will be […]

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The CPA exam contains simulations in all 4 sections. In the AUD, FAR, and REG sections, these simulations are worth 50% of your overall score, and 35% in the BEC section. As these simulations are worth a such a large portion of your exam score, it is crucial to adequately prepare for anything you may […]

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 […]

Liz Kolar, Surgent CPA Review co-founder, sat down with us to discuss her tips on how to successfully solve CPA Exam multiple choice questions. She offers 5 key points of advice:   1. Doing Well on Testlet 1 Means You’ll Get More Difficult Questions in Testlet 2   There are two testlets of multiple choice questions […]

Surgent CPA Review co-founder Liz Kolar recently sat down with us to share her top 3 CPA Exam tips for college seniors. Here’s what she had to say:   Take the CPA Exam as close to graduation as possible Studies have shown that recent college grads have the highest pass rates out of any other […]

As graduation approaches, it’s easy to feel anxious about the CPA exam and 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 course load alongside studying.   Whether or […]

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Effective April 1, 2017, the AICPA updated the CPA exam to be a 50/50 split between Multiple Choice Questions and Task Based Simulations/Written Communication Tasks. This change has caused simulations (or sims for short) to become a larger portion of an exam candidate’s score. Consequently, doing well on the sims has become even more crucial […]