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Mock CPA Timeline for Seniors graduating in June
Speak with your college to expedite your transcripts. You can start ordering your study materials. Graduate in June!
UCSD should be done processing your transcript towards the end of the month. Request REGISTRAR to send it to the CBA. Submit CBA application once UCSD has notified you they sent your transcripts. From there it can take up to 8 weeks to approve you to sit for an exam. Certain Tax positions start in July.
Study for FAR (4-6 weeks)
Towards the end of this month, your CBA process should be approved and you can register to sit for an exam.
Take the FAR exam and start studying for REG (4-6 weeks depending on your employment status) Most Audit positions start in October.
Take REG exam and start studying for
AUD (4-6 weeks).
Take AUD exam. Start studying for BEC (4-6 weeks)
April (The following year)
Take the BEC exam. Congrats you are done!
Reminder: You cannot take CPA Exams during the months of March, June, September, and December
This timeline is meant to be a guide and does not provide any guarantees on the specific dates or processes. It may take multiple attempts to pass each exam, which will then delay your timeline.
The order of the exams taken on this timeline are suggestions. You can take the exams in any order that best fits your schedule.