October 29, 2020

(UPDATE) This is the Worst Friday Ever For a Few CPA Exam Candidates

You can almost hear the frustrated clacking of F5 keys everywhere. Rest assured candidates who took the exam from July 21-Aug 14 will likely not be getting much work done today.

Apparently NASBA assures everyone scores will still be out today (unless you're in a non-NASBA state, of course, which is going to totally ruin your weekend but you knew that):

We can only imagine NASBA must have a billion Twitter notifications right now as anxious candidates everywhere bite down their fingernails and start hurling staplers across their cubes in frustration.

Oh and California candidates? Just forget it, you're likely not going to see anything until Monday. IT'S FINE. Drink yourself into a coma this weekend and let it go.

Whether you see scores today, tomorrow or Monday, remember obsessing over it in the meantime isn't going to change anything. Now, cue old codgers in the comments reminding you kids back in their day scores were delivered by the Pony Express and they had to walk barefoot uphill in the snow both ways to get to the testing center.

Update: no scores yet as of 2:30pm Eastern but boy the natives are getting restless:

Update (3:45pm): I reached out to the AICPA this afternoon to find out what's going on. Per an AICPA spokesperson: "There is no midnight timeframe on our end – sounds like a rumor. As soon as the scores are ready to send to NASBA, we send them." A little vague but it's something. I suggest everyone plan for the worst, just start drinking now and not worry until Monday but I'm not the one who has to bite all my fingernails off waiting for a score.

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