The third testing window for the CPA Exam is coming soon so here's a 'schedule' of how scores will be released for all you who are sitting in July or August.

We were pretty close with our predictions for the last window but some scores were released after June 18th. Yes, it can be torturous to wait even one day beyond when you are expecting to get your score, (for some of you waiting even minutes can make you crazy) but try to be patient and use your time wisely while you're waiting. For example, you can refine your study schedule for the next exam you'll be sitting for, tips can be found here.

You can also connect with others who are expecting scores by joining the CPA Exam Club which has specific groups for each section of the exam. Visit the CPA Exam Club here where you can join a group and become Roger's friend while you're at it!

Some things to keep in mind:

  • This 'schedule' is just a prediction based on how the scores have been released in the past.
  • The order of score releases is historically BEC, REG, AUD, FAR or BEC, AUD, REG, FAR but Wave 2 releases can be unpredictable. Case in point would be this last Wave 2 release sequence for April/May where the order was BEC, AUD, FAR, then REG.
  • The AICPA releases scores to NASBA, or directly to the state if it is a non-NASBA jurisdiction. Individual states release their scores via Board of Accountancy websites, email, or snail mail. NASBA posts scores 24-48 hours after receiving them from the AICPA, generally around 9pm EST. Follow @NASBA , @cpaexamtweets and @rogercpa before the release week to get the latest information.

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