Man plans and God laughs

As most of you know I had scheduled my CPA exam however having surgery, being in recovery, flying across the globe, makes taking the hardest test in the world close to impossible. So I pushed it off. I know, after waiting so long to finally have a chance to take it and I push it off again!

You see the review course I am using is famous, amazing, and one of the top ones out there, but it is just not working for me. I find myself overwhelmed with the amount of work I need to do and I cannot figure out how to manage it all. Our lovely technology solved my problem though: since I have searched CPA exam help so much, I am getting adds on every YouTube video about different CPA programs. So, I clicked one and it really had me interested, so interested that after spending four thousand dollars I went and spent another four hundred dollars for the program.

Yep – call me crazy, but it is well worth it. I now feel like I can actually cover all this insane material without having to spend 12 hours a day studying. I am doing my best, trying my best, working hard and now with this new program I actually feel like I am getting somewhere.

So the CPA saga continues… let us see what comes next- hopefully it is a passing score 😊

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CPA application update

Ahhh πŸŽ‰

I noticed that I did not give you all an update on my very long application process, which led me to take note how people (including myself) are quick to complain and not as quick to share good news.

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I GOT ACCEPTED 🎊

I did a little more than that when I found out…. πŸ€—

So let me fill you all in:

I waited and waited and waited some more. And by waited I mean was on hold for an hour and 35 minutes. I finally got through to a person and she told me that my application was sitting on someone’s desk with all the paperwork just waiting. For what? Absolutely nothing!

So the very kind lady agreed to put it on the top of the pile. That would mean that I should have a response within the next 24 hours. Wrong I was.

There’s just something about working with government officials that they try and make it as hard as possible to get whatever it is you are asking from them. But if you ask them they will tell you they are just trying to do their job. So about a week or two later, I finally received my acceptance. It came with such relief and stress all at once. Now I actually have to study.

Sure enough I tried to create my NASBA account but the site happened to be down the day I tried.

And then that was finally done and then I got locked out and then the security controls on my laptop were getting in the way and I couldn’t download study materials … don’t ask.

However: I got through it all and I am now studying my brain cells off to try and past the hardest exam in the world.

Yay me ☺️

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CPA application process

I am on the verge of giving up.

I have never been through something as annoying as this never-ending process. I applied in January, it is March. Yep, January, February, March, and I’d hate to jinx myself but I am pretty sure April will be on that list soon too.

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I have been studying, but I am the type of person who studies more when she knows there is a test scheduled. I used to be that type where I studied two weeks in advance of everything and was ALWAYS prepared. But after college, and dreaded high school, I just don’t care anymore. I know I should, being that these tests are like the hardest things ever.

Every time I get an email from NASBA I get a bit of hope and then I open it and I just want to die, more papers missing, more transcripts missing, more “your application is incomplete”!!!

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I got one email that got my hopes SO high, it said my application was COMPLETE!!! and then the next morning I woke up to another email saying “you are missing these documents and at this time your application is incomplete.”

Let’s just say when I called their customer service line, I wasn’t too happy. However, since I was caller #45, I had some time to cool off till I got to #1. Half hour later I finally get through to someone and boy, was she in a worse mood than me.

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I would be too if I had to answer every one of the 45 calls ahead of mine.

So here’s a heads up: doesn’t apparently matter what college you graduated from, they want EVERY SINGLE transcript from every place you ever went to, and no, it doesn’t matter that you transferred all your credits over, they want it from the source. Why couldn’t it just say that in the instructions? Also, they don’t supply any email to send your transcripts to, so the first few I did by mail, and that takes time. Call them up before you apply and ask for the email. Legit, ridiculous.

I highly suggest you start the application long before you intend to take the exam so that you can at least have time to get all the crazy amount of paperwork you somehow need in order to just SIT for the exam.

Wish me luck people, I seriously need it.

Your Editor.