September 19, 2021

Hey CPA Exam Candidates, Your Last Score Release of 2020 Is Here

You know how every time you go to look up a simple recipe, let’s say sugar cookies, and you find a website that looks good only to open it up and get hit with half a dozen auto-play ads and 15 paragraphs about how the author’s great-grandma smuggled this recipe out of Poland during the invasion? I hate that. I know why they do it, it’s because they’re cheesing SEO in hopes of being placed higher in search results and … you know what, you don’t care about this. Perhaps you’d like to hear about how my grandma ate mayonnaise sandwiches during the Depression. No? Well alright.

You probably don’t want to hear about what a year we’ve had either, so let’s just not talk about it and get right to the matter at hand: the very last CPA exam score release of 2020. You made it! Perhaps like many you limped to the finish line, but hey, you arrived regardless.

I know I said I wasn’t going to talk about how the year went but one thing should not go unnoticed: the successful launch of continuous testing in July, in the middle of a pandemic, in an election year, IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC (I cannot emphasize that point hard enough). In a normal year this would have been a huge deal, but this year it was simply outstanding they managed to pull this off. I know from my 13 years in this industry that CPA exam candidates love to point out when things go wrong but rarely if ever acknowledge when they work as expected, which is human nature I suppose. It’s why people write one-star reviews for products they deem shitty when there are countless others who simply weren’t upset or impressed enough to say anything at all.

Anyway, there’s technically one more score release for this window but we’re not counting it. Something something 2021 will be better and different, and at least it’s not 2020 etc, etc.

Testing Window: July 1 – December 31, 2020

If you take your exam on/before: Your target score release date is:
July 23 August 7
August 16 August 25
September 8 September 16
September 30 October 9
October 23 November 10
November 16 November 24
December 8 December 16
December 31 January 12

Dates via AICPA

I don’t say it often enough but I think anyone who managed to take the CPA exam in the middle of all this shit deserves a round of applause. In a year when we all struggled to do the most simplest of tasks and not fall apart, it’s pretty impressive that some stuck to their plans and slogged through it. Hell, you didn’t have to. But you did. So yeah, I’m proud of you. For whatever the opinion of an old burnout former CPA review employee is worth, anyway.

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