CPA Exam Score Release Dates | 2017 Testing Window Schedule

cpa-exam-score-release-datesWaiting for your CPA exam scores to be released by NASBA can be difficult and suspenseful. After my exams, I was checking the website almost everyday just to see if there were any updates.

Obviously, this was a total waste of time, but I was excited. The AICPA publishes the release dates when NASBA is supposed to release scores to the state boards. Technically these initial scores are only online advisory scores used to notify the state board of your progress. They tell you not to rely on the advisory scores, but they never change. Your advisory score is your real score. So, if it says 75 or more, you win!


When Will I Get My CPA Exam Results?

Here is the official CPA exam score release timetable from the AICPA. You can use this during your testing schedule planning process. This way you’ll know when to expect your score after sitting for an exam section and you can start focusing on passing the next section.

January / February (Q1) Testing Window Exam Release Dates

If exam taken by:And AICPA receives files by:Score Release Date:
January 20January 20February 7
February 14February 14February 23
February 28February 28March 8
March 10March 11March 21
March 10March 12March 24

April / May (Q2) Testing Window Exam Release Dates

If exam taken by:And AICPA receives files by:Score Release Date:
April / MayApril 1 - May 31August 16 - August 18

Keep in mind that these are simply target dates and your scores might not be posted on the exact day that is listed on this timetable. Usually the AICPA and NASBA are good at communicating deals though. If you score release date is pushed back a few weeks, they should notify everyone about it.

Also, the AICPA typically publishes the full year of releases dates at one time, but because of the 2017 CPA exam changes, they anticipate needing more time to complete the grading and evaluation process. Thus, they don’t want to give a timeline until they know how long it will take. I’ll update the page when the publish more details.


How to Find My CPA Exam Scores

It’s super easy to access your CPA scores online. Back in the dark ages, you would have to wait for a letter in the mail. Now you can simply log on to the NASBA website and use their candidate online advisory score report to see your score before you get your letter in the mail. All you need to do is input your section number and date of birth.

  • There are a couple things to keep in mind however.
  • The AICPA uses the Eastern Standard Time zone, so your scores in CA might be delayed to the next day.
  • Normally, the AICPA receives all testing file from Prometric testing centers within 24 hours, but sometimes it takes longer.
  • If a testing file is received after the cutoff date, the score will not be released until the next target release date.
  • BEC is a weird section for grading. It can take them a full week longer to grade your BEC exam because of the writing section. Don’t be worried if it doesn’t come out on the target date.

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