Written by Guest Blogger Christine L.
This Tuesday morning I was taking a multiple-choice test prep session on the equity method (Financial Accounting and Reporting Study Unit 6: “Cash and Investments”) and my computer chimed to tell me I had an e-mail from “Score Reporting Service.” I flipped out. The address alone made it obvious what was inside that mail. All of a sudden I was sure it would be bad news, and I forgot everything I ever knew about the equity method.
My heart was racing and my hands were trembling as I opened the score report and slowly scrolled down to the results. It all seems kind of silly now. I passed. For the first few hours I could barely keep from jumping up and down with joy. (Well, maybe I did jump up and down, but just a little.)
All I can say is thank you to everyone who helped me to get this far. This is a group that includes friends, family, professors, employers and co-workers, fellow students, and of course all the people at Gleim. AUD, the part I passed, is just one of the four parts of the exam, and I’m not expecting the last three parts to be any less work. But hard work and long hours or not, it was all actually quite fun, and saying that seeing that word PASS was satisfying doesn’t begin to cover it. This is a new career for me, and taking steps toward becoming a CPA is a sign that I am going to succeed. I’m just hoping that by the time I get to my fourth part I’ll be able to spend a little less time worrying and a little more time having fun.
Thanks again to Dr. Gleim and the team. I’m looking forward to doing all over again!