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So I know we’ve all got our stories to tell about the exam. Share them here!
I’ll go first.
I graduated college in 2019 with 150 credit hours, so I was good there. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with my life, so I took a year off from studying until a mentor of mine talked me into taking the exam. I decided to use Surgent and supplement this with Ninja. This was April 2020, right as the world was starting to shut down. I started with FAR since I felt like it would be the longest. I didn’t get to sit for the exam until September 2020 because of the pandemic. Wound up passing on my first try. Then it was on to AUD! Things got a little rocky here. My test date was December 2020. Between passing FAR and starting to study for AUD, I decided to move states, change jobs/industries, and got COVID 2 weeks before my exam. I went ahead and took the exam because my notice was about to expire. I applied for FAR and AUD together. Needless to say, i did not pass. I made a 65. I decided to put AUD on the back burner and give BEC and REG a shot. Meanwhile, things were not going well at my current job. So, again, I decided to make a change in employment (the exact right decision for me given my current situation at the time). Now it is March 2021. I applied for BEC and REG in December 2020 so time is ticking. I took REG in April 2021 and passed. Then with a quick turnaround took BEC before I had gone through my study materials and failed, this time a 66. I scheduled my retake 2 weeks later, finished my review course and passed! Just the fickle mistress that is AUD now. In July 2021 I got Covid again so studying was put on hold for a little while. Once better, I studied a LOT this go around, bracing for the worst…. and made a 74… I was heartbroken, wanted to quit, and considered giving up. Luckily, cooler heads prevailed. I retested a week after receiving my results and passed! I also took some time to study and pass my real estate exam in Summer 2021 (it was refreshing to learn something not accounting lol). I received my results in November 2021, then applied for licensure in December 2021. Big mistake. My application was lost in the mail, along with the supporting documents. Luckily, as i was preparing a new application, the original was found and delivered. It was accepted and my license went active 12/28/2021! What a ride it was, but man was it worth it. For those of you in the thick of it, keep your head up! You can do it!
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