3 Month Study Planner: Complete the entire exam in one testing window. This schedule is comparable to a full-time job--the ideal opportunity for recent graduates to whiz through the CPA Exam before working for a firm. Better yet, a lot of firms offer bonuses if you pass before you begin working.
6 Month Study Planner: Finish all four sections in two testing windows and study 17-20 hours a week. This schedule is definitely a challenge, but it allows more time off than the previous schedule.
9 Month Study Planner: With this schedule, you would be expected to dedicate study time to the CPA Exam 2-3 days during your work week and one full weekend day.
Find a study buddy with a similar plan. Not only can you commiserate with this person, but you can bounce ideas off of one another, and ask endless questions!
Change your life for the duration of the exam process. Wake up early and study before work. You might miss out on some social events, but you wont regret it later when youve passed all four exams!
Take advantage of your resources! Read CPA Exam preparation blogs (like this!), check out free resources about the CPA Exam, and most importantly find a CPA Review Course that will help you to develop a study plan and guide you through this tricky time.
Stay calm, focused and motivated! You can tackle this thing--we know it!