What our customers have to say about Gleim study materials.
(All letters, emails, and comments are reprinted with permission.)
A huge thank you to my personal counselor and Gleim for helping me succeed in passing all four sections of the CPA exam on my first try and under a year. My goal was to pass by the end of 2012 and I did just that. The study material was very thorough,easy to understand, and the multiple sources of testing materials were great. Also, the personal counselor is a great tool for advice and questions that you may have along the journey. I would recommend Gleim to anyone pursuing their CPA or any other certification.
I passed FAR with an 89 using the Gleim suggested study steps. My friend who used a competitor also earned an 89. What does that tell you? (*cough cough* The competitor is over priced!) Thank you, Gleim, for being reasonably priced and effective! :) Repetition is the father of learning.
Gleim is wonderful! I would have never believed 8 years after my bachelors I could pass 3 sections all on the first try and within five months. I could not imagine using another product and will be a Gleim fan for life! I believe that anyone that is truly determined to pass the CPA exam needs to seriously consider the Gleim CPA Review System; it is truly everything that you will need to succeed.
I have used the Gleim review courses to study for both the CPA and CIA exams, and they were instrumental in helping me pass each part of both
exams on the first attempt! Gleim is well worth the money, and I recommend their products to all of my friends and colleagues! The practice exercises and tests contained in the online review course perfectly replicate the true exam experience, and will prepare you for what you can expect on test day. The outlines in the study workbook are concise and easy to follow, and they contain many diagrams and exhibits that will help you understand the material more efficiently. And the best thing about this program is that if you need any help on any topic, Gleim Accounting Training Consultants are there to answer your
questions. I want to thank all of the staff at Gleim for putting together such an amazing review course!
David Edwards, CIA
The Gleim approach helped me pass the CPA exam plain and simple. I particularly like the multiple choice questions and spent countless hours going over those. My Personal Counselor was great. Discussing the testing process with her, she had excellent customer service and listened to what I was saying and was able to relate my experience to other candidates. Her perspective while I tested helped me understand the process much more. I used the personal counselor, audio, online, book, and desktop questions to pass this exam and needed them all. I recently suggested the online portion of Gleim, with the multiple choice questions, to a friend. I believe this offers quick and interactive results and puts the answers and principles on the page for one to learn.
Paul M., CPA
The Gleim system helped me by organizing the material into manageable pieces that were thoughtfully organized. I also appreciated the self-pacing of the Gleim program as it allowed me to take the time I needed with the parts I struggled with and skim over the sections I knew better. I would tell a friend inquiring about Gleim that it's a great system for a self-motivated studier.The Gleim system allowed me the control I needed to be confident in the pace and timing of my preparation. I would consider Gleim for other designations and CPE.
Thomas Henrikson, CPA
The simulations really helped me pass the exam. I received an 80 and could not be more pleased!
Guaranteed A+ for any CPA candidate! Recommend to any and all future students or anyone sitting for the CPA exam.
I want you to know I'm extremely happy with your system, especially for the money. I'm happy to say I've successfully passed AUD and FAR on my first attempt, and FAR with only 3 weeks of serious study while working full time (in tax season). I like the way your system focuses on passing and the most important, relevant materials rather than attempting to teach every detail of the subject matter. Your audio reviews are the best, they were my savior in audit. Also, the recent update to make the test questions available on iPhones and iPads is huge for someone who studies on the go. I also find your CPA test prep tips to be motivational and helpful. I tell everyone I know. I'm very pleased I didn't waste my money on a competitor!
The timeline provided by my counselor was very helpful in keeping me on track. I fell a little bit behind (between life, a full-time job, and 3 kids...), but I was able to complete 90% of the material. Even though I didn't get to all of the simulations, I was able to pass REG on my first try. I definitely plan on using the software for the next section of my exam.
Passed with an 88 on the first try. Study material prepared me for the test, and there was little unused study material not utilized in the test. Very happy with the material.
I just got my Audit score, 81! Your material made the difference. This was my second attempt to pass this section. My previous attempt was using another prep vendor. I can say with certainty that your approach to teaching all of the material rather than the likely to be tested is the way to go. I felt totally prepared and the program allowed me to monitor my weak areas so I could focus learning areas where my weaker areas are. THANK YOU. I will be ordering materials to re-take REG section and PASS WITH CONFIDENCE.
I have been out of college for 10 years and was very nervous about testing. But using Gleim I was able to pass FAR on my first try.
The Gleim Review System really worked for me. I am working full time and I needed a review system that I could access anytime after work. I found the Gleim system user friendly, and comprehensive yet easy to understand. The study sequence and techniques were very effective, but I loved the simulation and test preparation questions the most. If I decide to pursue a certificate in EA or CMA, I will definitely use Gleim again! More power!
J. Issagholian, CPA
I felt the Gleim FAR review really prepared me well for the exam. I really enjoyed the set up of each sub-unit and the quality of multiple choice questions. I felt like a lot of the Gleim multiple choice questions were harder than the actual exam questions. I was able to pass FAR with a 78 on my first try, and it was the first section of the CPA exam I had ever taken.
I haven't seen the majority of the material for FAR since 2005. With Gleim I was able to pass on the first try with an 81. To be so removed from the material Gleim did more than I could have dreamed of. This makes preparing for the next three sections a joy knowing I have selected the best study material.
Where I live and come from, most people study from other study materials. I decided to follow the crowd and started studying for the BEC exam from one of the other providers. One of these was very unorganized and lengthy and the other was not directed towards teaching the material. Instead, it was only directed toward memorizing mnemonics. It only took me one study unit to decide that this was not right for me. I previously used Gleim to study for my CMA exam and passed all parts on my first attempt. As a result, I decided to lead the way and buy Gleim's Complete Review System for my CPA studies. When I studied for BEC, I felt very comfortable with the online system. The time I spent listening to the audios reduced the time I had to spend reading the books. I had to minimize. You can imagine the time that is needed to dedicate to the family and to work. Thankfully, I passed BEC on my first attempt and scored a surprising 89. Today, I took my AUD exam. It felt very familiar to what I studied with Gleim. I hope to pass this exam on my first attempt as well. I am planning to take FAR next and then REG. Thank you Gleim for the great material.
Mohammad Hassen, CMA
Gleim was a great system to help me pass the CPA exam. You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a product that prepares you for whatever question might show up on the exam. I was especially pleased with the Test Prep software. The way the software broke up topics into smaller sections made it easy to hone in on specific areas that I needed to review further. Thanks for providing an affordable system!
I just want to say "thank you" for the excellent study material. I took another study course for the REG exam 3 other times and did not pass. Using your program I passed on the first attempt. Your attention to detail on the self study questions is second to none.
I have a Special Needs child at home, own my accounting practice, and have been out of college over 20 years now and, thanks to the Gleim system, I will finally get my CPA license.
Thanks again, guys. You rock!
An accountant friend of mine had recommended Gleim to me and it really paid off. The Gleim system worked well for me, personally. The ability to study any place, any time allowed me to put in the time it requires to pass the exam. There are so many variations to how the system works that I was able to concentrate on the parts of the the system that worked best for me. I would certainly recommend Gleim to a friend who is a CPA candidate. It is hard to see how anyone could pass these tests without a prep system like Gleim. One of the most useful aspects of Gleim is the personal counselor feature. With any future certifications or continuing education I will certainly be planning to use the services of Gleim.
Russ Elliott, CPA
I like the Gleim CPA Review because of the many tangible benefits it has to offer. The system is substantially less expensive than the other providers while providing a comprehensive system of review. The multiple choice test bank and simulation wizard cover several different topics. This combined with the video lectures ensure that there are no surprises on the exam. My personal counselor was attentive to my needs and quick to respond to my questions. I will be taking the CMA exam soon and am looking forward to using the Gleim system.
Chipimo Musanya, CPA
One of the critical elements for successfully completing a certification program is choosing the right exam prep system. For me, I knew I had to find a system that was geared toward my busy schedule and study approach. I'm a busy professional and don't have extra time to a attend class or read numerous text books. When I ultimately found the Gleim system, I knew I had found the right study program for me. As I started seeing successful results when I completed the CMA certification, I continued to use the Gleim system to complete the CFM, CIA, and CPA credentials. I'm proud to say that I now have four major accounting certifications and could not have done it without Gleim. What's truly unique about the Gleim system is the variety of study options included with the overall system. Users have the option to use hard copy, online, or audio materials. For me, the online materials were very convenient as I could access the data much quicker. Plus, when I'm traveling, having the online or audio option was much more convenient to hauling around heavy books. A huge plus. The greatest benefit achieved by using the Gleim Review System is obtaining my accounting certifications. Having these credentials has given me a huge boost in my confidence level in working as a controller and interacting with my peers. It helped provide me with the credibility I needed to succeed in my profession! I would absolutely recommend Gleim to others. Best system on the planet. I would use the Gleim Review System a hundred times over again. They have refined and perfected their system over the years where it's become nearly impossible to fail an exam if a candidate follows your guidance and puts in the prep time.
Robert Crow, CPA, CMA, CFM, CIA
The Gleim materials were a key component to successfully passing all four sections of the CPA exam the first time in just two testing windows. The materials were concise and covered all necessary topics without being overwhelming. The audios were the perfect way to seize the opportunity to review topics when using the written material was not an option such as when driving and fixing dinner. The capstone for me was the practice exams and personal counselor. My personal preparation system involved taking a practice exam several days prior to sitting for the real thing. The exams were a great simulation of the actual exam experience and by pinpointing my weak topic areas became an excellent tool to guide my final exam preparations. After reviewing the exam with my counselor, and noting my strong and weak topics, I could prioritize the topics for my final review. This allowed me to enter the exam feeling confident in my ability to do well. My counselor was there with me every step of the way offering encouragement and practical advice. I would recommend Gleim to those preparing for the CPA exam and look forward to working with Gleim in the future for CPE hours.
I have used Gleim CPA Review and I am glad I did. The benefits of using Gleim were that it was an online program hence accessible anywhere and anytime, the break down of topics made it easier to manage study and focus, and there were sufficient questions coupled with a good format. I will recommend CPA to my friends I have used Gleim CIA Review and passed three parts.
Mohamed Abdullahi, CPA
I graduated with my accounting degree in 1990 and spent the past 18 years being a full time stay at home mom. I knew that I would need to pass the CPA exam in order to get back into the accounting workforce and update my skills. I knew that it was going to be a huge challenge. The Gleim system helped me with my test anxiety because it provided me with thousands of test questions, practice simulations, and a practice cpa exam. It helped me build my confidence, a crucial component of battling test anxiety. The CPA Exam
is one of the toughest tests. In the past, my heart would have been pounding so hard and my anxiety so great that the entire exam would have looked like a foreign language to me. I was able to remain calm and pretend that I was just taking another Gleim practice test. The comprehensive GLEIM materials provided me with the tools I needed to systematically study and pass the CPA Auditing section with a 92 in four months. I would highly recommend the Gleim CPA Review System to all serious CPA candidates. Thank you very much Dr. Gleim and your team of professionals!
As an international candidate for these exams, my target of learning is the framework of thinking developed in U.S market. I appreciate the structure of learning created by Gleim and the patient instruction, guidance, highlight by personal counselors. The structured material by Gleim presents us an opportunity for full-picture viewing. The professional answers by counselors provides us the possibility of appropriate scratch of knowledge points. Moreover, the continuous encouragement gives us the confidence to keep going. Besides ample resources, I suggest candidates make good use of the mocking environment in Gleim practice in both test prep software and online simulation questions, which are greatly helpful in warming you up before real exam. It would not be wise to take these exams as chance of improving skills of English language. Instead, the objective is to strengthen professional quality and to intensify methodology of practical usage. In other words, short cut through merely playing tips would not lead you to the destination, it is the sufficient understanding and hard work that brings you to the final achievement.
Amigo Yang, CPA
I found the Gleim Review System to be very comprehensive, outlining the material in a concise, accurate, and easy to understand manner. I also liked how the System broke down each chapter into meaningful sections, kept me engaged, and gave me the right tools to pass the CPA exam. The system, with its vast library of questions, is an essential tool in understanding how the CPA exam itself is structured, and what areas a candidate needs to pay close attention to when covering the material. While most of the questions in Gleim are more involved than those on the actual CPA exam, it gave me confidence on the exam that I needed when I was answering the questions. I would definitely recommend Gleim CPA Review System to others, and I intend to use Gleim again in the future for my CPE hours, and possibly for other certifications (CIA, or CMA).
Nemanja Savic, CPA
Thanks to Gleim I was able to pass all four sections of the CPA exam within a six month period last year. My scores were AUD - 79, BEC - 88, FAR - 81, and REG - 88. Thanks again for the quality product, it made a world of difference.
I used the Gleim Review System exclusively to help me to prepare for and pass the CPA exam. The Gleim system helped me to establish and stick with a study plan. I will say that initially I was only using the Gleim texbook; however, I found that the online course was much more effective in preparing me for each exam rather than only reading the book. By the time you work through each study unit you are more prepared than if you only read the book. Also, the fact that it is computerized, just like the exam, is a big benefit. I would tell anyone who is preparing for the CPA exam that they should order the Gleim Review and go through each and every chapter completely. As far as other certifications, I am considering sitting for the CMA exam, and will absolutely use the Gleim products to prepare for it.
Christine Marble, CPA
The Gleim CPA Review System very much helped me to prepare for the the CPA exam, particularly the Test Prep Software, Simulation Wizard, and the Audios. Specifically, the Audios allowed me to pass the FAR and AUD exams because I was able to make good use of my time commuting to and from work, as each of the 20 study units are discussed individually, and include "CPA Prep Tips" at the end of each Study Unit! These are definitely something a candidate should consider to make optimal use of study time.
I passed all 4 sections with scores greatly exceeding 75. The main thing I liked about Gleim Review Systems for passing the CPA exam was how the information was broken down into 20 separate sub-units. Each unit covered a small selection of material at a time which made it easier to study it. I felt my personal counselor was a useful asset. There was one instance when I do not think I would have been able to get past my issue without my counselor's guidance. I have already recommended Gleim to others.
Kyle Boehnlein, CPA
I used Gleim Review to study for my Audit exam. Gleim Review made me confident as it had many practice questions which I believe covered almost all important topics tested on the exam. I will recommend Gleim to anyone who is interested in passing the CPA exams with flying colors. My wife is considering sitting for EA exam and will definitely use Gleim once we decide the dates.
I used Gleim Review materials to prepare for the CPA Exam. I'm happy to report I was able to pass the four sections on the first try. I couldn't have done that without the Gleim products. They were extremely helpful. The guides were well written and organized, and addressed virtually every topic I faced on the actual exams. Also, on the rare occasion I encountered trouble with the software, your technical support staff provided a quick solution. And they were pleasant to deal with on the phone.
I have used Gleim materials and found that Gleim is very useful for achieving professional qualifications. I had successfully achieved my CIA and CMA before I pursued for CPA qualification. I have used ONLY Gleim materials for these exams.
Sheji Valiyakath, CIA, CMA, CPA
The Gleim review system's great strength is its flexibility. The different components were all helpful, and I used all of them, but I was able to lean more heavily on the components that worked best for me and the limitations of my schedule. The result was a program of review and test practice that was a perfect fit for my learning style and allowed me to pass all four sections of the CPA exam on my first try. The questions in the test prep software were excellent practice for the exam itself. I found that the scores I received on the practice exams were dead-on indicators of the scores I would receive on the exam sections. The review of the various concepts provided by the books were detailed enough to refresh my understanding of the material but condensed enough to study efficiently. I would enthusiastically recommend Gleim to anyone studying for the CPA exam, and in fact I have recommended it to my co-workers. The value is unbeatable given the fact that the price compares so favorably to some of the other options for CPA exam review. If I decide to pursue further certifications I will absolutely use Gleim to prepare for the examinations.
Nathan Snider, CPA
I passed the CPA exam in November and I used Gleim for only the AUD retake. I wish I would've discovered this software earlier. I especially like that the Test Prep software was all computer based and much easier to get into and out of than lugging around a book. And of course, it keeps score automatically and allows you to choose how many questions you want, etc. Overall, excellent software, could not be better.
Gleim got me through just in time. I was approaching my 18 month deadline to complete all 4 sections and had failed the REG section two times. Feeling like my resources that I had been using were lacking thoroughness on a few of the topics I decided to turn to Gleim. I am sure glad I did. The Gleim System forced me to dig into the details and my personal counselor encouraged me along the way. Dr. Gleim's system provided me the necessary resources to succeed and complete my exam and achieve my goal of getting my CPA License.
I used Gleim for the Audit and Attestation Section of the CPA exam. This was my last exam and I really regret that I did not use the Gleim materials in the preparation of the other three exam sections before that. The Gleim system made it so much easier! I found the book to be very well organized, concise and clear. The test questions at the end of each topic made me feel comfortable about my knowledge. I entered the exam room with confidence and in fact I passed on my first try with a score of 96! After obtaining the CPA license, I have continued to use Gleim to satisfy the CPE requirements. I would definitively recommend Gleim to all CPAs and CPA candidates.
Petya Stoycheva, CPA
I have passed all 4 sections of the CPA, in large part thanks to Gleim!! I'm a believer that the study program offers candidates the proper tools they need to successfully prepare for the CPA exam and I will let other friends of mine know.
I have now passed all 4 sections on the first try and am able to put that part of my journey behind me. Thank you for my Personal Counselor's encouragement and mentoring throughout the process--I truly could not have passed these very difficult exams the first try without using the Gleim Review System.
The Gleim CPA Review System puts all the tools in your hands that you will need to pass the CPA Exam. If you have a busy schedule that requires you to juggle a career and family as well as managing the process of studying for the exams, Gleim offers you the ability to prepare at your own pace. The staff is very helpful with any questions that may come up as you move along your journey to becoming a CPA. The flexibility that Gleim provides and their helpful staff were big factors in my ability to pass each section on the first attempt.
After struggling for over a year to pass two parts of the CPA exam while using another CPA review program I decided I needed to make a change. I chose to utilize the Gleim CPA Review System. Fortunately, I am very proud to say that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have now successfully completed all four sections of the CPA exam (with three out of four scores over 80)! Not only do I feel the Gleim Review system works, but I also can't say enough about their staff. They were always extremely accommodating and always there when I needed them.
Alex Brau, CPA
I am very excited to have finally passed my final section with the help of Gleim! Before using the Gleim materials, I had taken and failed the REG section three times over the course of 2011 and decided it would probably be in my best interest to have a change in study materials. I really enjoyed the sheer number and diversity of the simulations that were provided. Overall, I would definitely recommend the Gleim system for the CPA examination to others if asked. Some of the reasons why I would recommend Gleim include: very good value for the cost, generous amounts of questions in both the multiple choice and simulation practices, and the ability to practice the questions/simulations from any computer with internet access. If given the opportunity to use Gleim again for any of my future educational needs I would not hesitate to use them. My personal counselor, was very supportive and was in contact with me throughout my studying to help identify my weaknesses/strengths and help utilize my time more efficiently. Thank you so much for all of the help that you have provided these last few months and thank you Gleim for helping me get over the final hump!
I recently completed my CPA exams. The Gleim tools were invaluable and well suited for professionals that are on the run. The audio provided reinforcement for major themes, the books provided more detail when I had time and the questions online helped build my knowledge base as well as serving as a great practice tool. The approach developed by Gleim is very effective and I highly recommend it.
Justin Wiedeman, PE
I used the Gleim system to study for my EA exam and passed all 3 parts on the first try. After this successful endeavor I used Gleim for my CPA preparation. It made a huge difference in preparing me for the real exam. Gleim uses previously released AICPA questions, along with their own CPA questions. Their own questions are so difficult that when you do enough questions the real exam becomes a breeze. Because I have no real-life experience in Auditing I did a lot of practice questions. I finished half an hour early on the real exam and scored a 93.
Adel Madbouly, EA
I completed the last part of the CPA exam in November 2011. I wanted to thank the Gleim team for helping throughout the exam. Gleim was the best way for me to study and I'm not sure if it would have gotten done any other way. Thanks again.
Kris G. Hetager, CPA
I used Gleim to help me pass the Auditing section of the CPA exam. I have since used Gleim to help me pass Part 2 of the CIA exam. I am currently using the Gleim materials to study for Part 3 of the CIA.
After using 2 other very popular CPA exam preparation materials, I still could not pass the CPA exam. I finally switched to Gleim and using the materials, the online tutorial and the Audio Reviews (very important), not only did it work, but I passed with flying colors. Thank you Gleim for your study materials and the personal phone calls and email support in assisting me in passing the CPA exam. I recommend Gleim to anyone
wishing to pass the CPA exam. I am now a CPA in Tennessee and give all the credit to Gleim.
Wendy Farmer, CPA
Not only did Gleim help me pass the BEC section of the CPA exam, but I also used it for Parts I - III of the CIA exam. In regards to BEC I felt that the CPA exam materials I had through another company were not enough to get me to pass as it took me a few times. When I received Gleim I found the Audio Reviews to be very helpful as I used them in the car on the way to work. In addition the course materials helped me to stay on track. In regards to the CIA exam I found the books to contain all of the material that was tested on the exam. I felt truly prepared and was not caught off guard by any surprises. I would definitely recommend to anyone that in order to pass it is not enough to do the questions alone, but one must be very familiar with the terminology discussed in the Gleim books as well.
Michael Bertha, CPA & Accounting Manager
The Gleim products helped me pass all four sections of the CPA exam on my first attempt within one testing window. The exam was exactly like the practice tests in both form and content. I would highly recommend Gleim to anyone taking the CPA exam.
I struggled with the exam for a while. Part of the reason was because I couldn't find the focus I needed to study and the other part was because the test prep material I was using was so overwhelming, I never really developed a good study plan. After a two year break from studying, I started back again. I passed one exam with the same study material as before, but I knew I was not going to be able to afford the material for
the rest of the sections. After asking a few colleagues about Gleim, I decided to give it a shot. All I can say is that I wish I had used it from the beginning! The guidelines on how to study each unit provided the exact guidance I needed to focus. If someone were to ask me how to go about studying, I would definitely point them to those guidelines. One of my biggest problems was time management while I was taking the actual exam. I ran out of time almost every time (I had a lot of failed attempts before using Gleim). The time management suggestions Gleim offered helped tremendously!! As soon as I sat down to take each section, I wrote down the recommended time for each testlet. I would say that played a significant role in my success on the parts I studied under Gleim.
Gleim CPA Review materials helped me because of the number of Questions about one topic and the type of Questions, direct and indirect questions. Those two ways helped me to transfer the information to be skills, I think skills every candidate needs to pass the CPA exam. And thank you Gleim team for your E-mail regarding advice or a new issue about CPA Exam [CPA Hot Topics].
Khalid Kalboneh, Jordan
Thank you for the effective role you played in preparing to take the CPA exam. I was very nervous, but your program enabled me to pass each section the first time. Your customer service was always there to help when I needed it. I am grateful for the way Gleim regularly updates its materials. Your materials helped me get an 83 in FAR, 84 in REG and BEC, and an 88 in AUD. The best part of it is that your program was very cost-effective, an important consideration for a young college student. Keep up the good work!
I just received my score on the Regulation part of the CPA Exam with a score of 82. The study materials in the Gleim Review System fully prepared me for the exam. I have now passed the full CPA exam (all on the first attempt) with Gleim and am fully confident in the Gleim Accounting product. I cannot thank Gleim enough for their training, materials, and support to help me achieve such a tremendous goal. Passing the CPA has been a dream come true! Thank you so much! I will also be using Gleim in the future
for continuing education.
I have officially passed all sections of the CPA exam on my first try using Gleim! I got a 93 on Audit which was my last exam! I would certainly use this study system again if I had to do the exam over! Thanks Gleim for all of your help and support!
I began taking the exam about two years after graduation. I used Gleim because of a recommendation from a professor and the great value Gleim has over its competitors. I passed all four parts within nine months with two months of studying for each section. I could not have done it without Gleim.
I just got my last score in the mail today, 92 on my REG retake. Thank you Gleim for being by my side every step of the way. I couldn't have passed the whole exam without Gleim!!! Admittedly, my disappointing performance on my first REG attempt is not a reflection on the Gleim
system. Although I did complete the online course, it felt more like going through the motions. As you can see from my retake score I buckled down and got serious to ensure that wouldn't happen again and, just as it did for the other 3 sections the Gleim system truly worked. I felt thoroughly prepared for the exam! I would highly recommend your system to anyone who wants to become a CPA.
I debated whether I could complete the CPA 14 years after college, but Gleim gave me everything I needed at a level I could understand. As someone working full time it was intimidating to try and figure out how to prepare, but by following the Gleim study plan and then doing some review after I was done I was able to pass all the exams the first time with much higher scores than I ever could have guessed. I finished all 4 exams in 6 months start to finish with an average score of 90. If you are hesitating because you have been out of school for a while, hesitate no more. With Gleim you absolutely can pass, with flying colors!
Gleim really works! I used the Gleim CPA review system, and I was able to pass all four sections of the CPA exam within two exam windows. The study counselors and sales representatives at Gleim were extremely helpful and prompt in answering my questions and meeting my study needs.
I'm happy to report that I passed all four sections of the CPA exam on the first try, all within two testing windows. I was studying for the CPA exam while working full-time and managing family responsibilities of being a wife and mother of three small children, so it was important for me to find a review program that used my study time efficiently. I followed the study suggestions made by Gleim and now I have my CPA and my dream job, teaching accounting at the college level.
Jennifer McCune, CPA
Thank you, Gleim! I passed each section of the CPA Exam the first time I took them! I attribute my success to Gleim's well-structured study systems and time-proven methods, I highly recommend Gleim as THE CPA Review gold standard, as do my University's accounting department and professors. Additionally, the prices are reasonable and the online portion is excellent!
I passed all four sections, because Gleim CPA Review worked so great for me. I was very happy with the result. I would definitely recommend the Gleim system to all CPA candidates who are looking for advice to find the easiest and most affordable way to become a CPA. Thanks to Dr.Gleim.
I have successfully completed the CPA examination, and passed all sections on the first try with Gleim. My scores on the exam were BEC - 86, FAR - 93, REG - 94, AUD - 93. It only took from April 16th to November 5th to pass all 4 sections, and I took a week off between each. I have since recommended your products to many candidates.
Matthew Trine, CPA, MBA
I recommend Gleim study materials to everyone I meet who is preparing for the CPA exam. I tried another company's materials for one section and Gleim was far easier to study due to their layout, examples, and presentation of the material. The multiple-choice and simulation questions prepared me for all the different types of questions on the exam and there were not surprises. I passed all four sections on my first try with an average score of 93!
When compared to a competitor I previously used, I felt much more comfortable using Gleim Online. Gleim was easier to use, took less studying time per section, and I felt much more well-prepared when going through the tests. I recommend Gleim.
The Gleim CPA review system was just what I needed to get through the CPA testing process! I would like to personally thank everyone at Gleim
for their help and support over the course of my journey. Gleim assigns a personal counselor to each individual student which really helped me stay on track. Working with my counselor made it much easier for me to abide by my personal study schedule (created with the help of my counselor). Additionally, with Gleim there many sources of information to choose from. I used the text book, online review, and the audio CD's to familiarize myself with the commonly tested information. Repetition is the key to your success with this test, and Gleim offers this in the best method possible.
Katie Hawley, CPA
I purchased Gleim at the time the CPA exam was doing its very first computer testing. Since no one had taken the computer version, there was no one to get advice from because CPAs only had the written test to talk about. I have a pilot friend who said that he used the Gleim products to help him with his aviation tests and really liked how they were set up. It was good enough for me. On my way to work, I would listen to a cassette tape. It gave me great inspiration to keep a positive attitude. I worked six days a week and rested on Sunday with no studying. I napped when I
needed to and got a little exercise in between to break up the time.
Because I had such a good experience with the CPA study program, I have purchased self-study CPE from Gleim every year since. The topics are current, pertinent, and arranged so that I learn more than I do sitting through an entire day of a live speaker. I highly recommend the Gleim program to any CPA candidates who want to succeed. By the way, I have taken a few flying lessons in a Cessna 172. If I decide to get a pilot's license, I will purchase the Gleim aviation program.
Kathryn A. O'Donnell, CPA
Thanks to Gleim for providing me excellent review materials, simulations, multiple-choice questions, online unit tests and practice exams. I must say, the team of experts did a great job in solving all my queries in a timely manner. Now, if anyone asks me which review material to be used for CPA exams, my response is Gleim and only Gleim. Just complete each and every little thing (even True / False) they have provided and you will pass on the first attempt. It is only because of Gleim that I was able to achieve my average score above 90 (AUD 95, FAR 93, BEC 90 and REG 89). Thank You Gleim!
I am overly thrilled with the results I received from using the Gleim CPA Review System. Some of my graduate courses used the Gleim books as our class materials and I was so pleased with how it prepared me for my classes that I chose the system for my review for the CPA exam. I passed all 4 sections within the first 18 month window. The system is so comprehensive and versatile that I believe anyone could succeed if you follow the complete review system. I have friends that have used other review providers and I passed the exam more quickly and with higher results than most of them.
Clair Jenkins, CPA
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Gleim for the comprehensive and well organized study materials that you produce. Thanks to the Gleim CPA and CMA Review Systems, I have successfully completed the CPA and CMA exams, both within a single 18 month period. The combination of book, test prep software, audio CDs for my long daily commute, and online studies (inclusive of a live personal counselor), provided the information and training necessary to understand and pass the exams.
Eric Quattlebaum, CPA, CMA
I passed the Audit and Attestation portion of the CPA and this concludes my journey. I would definitely recommend Gleim CPA course to all the CPA candidates that ask for advice. Thank you and your team for promptly responding to my inquiries in the last three months. Give this great news to Dr. Gleim and tell him that I am new Gleim convert.
Eduardo Cruz, CPA
The GLEIM Review System was simply amazing! Complex content was broken down into easily conquered study units, and the GLEIM support team provided encouragement and tactical advice when faced with particularly difficult subject matter. Thanks in large part to GLEIM, I passed all four parts of the CPA Exam on the first try. I strongly recommend the total review system.
Crystal G., CPA
I was very happy with the results I got on the CPA exam using the Gleim study materials. I passed all of the exams on the first try and had
them all completed within six months. I used all aspects of the Gleim study materials to obtain those results. The Gleim Test Prep software was extremely beneficial because I was able to see the kinds of questions that could be asked on the CPA exam and apply the knowledge gained from reading the books and listening to the audiovisual presentations. I hope this testimonial will help others choose Gleim as
their study source for the CPA exam. Thanks!
Lauren Freund, CPA
Gleim is the perfect combination of value and thoroughness. As someone who had to complete the CPA program within a budget, I needed to select
the company I used for my review carefully. With Gleim, I got everything I needed: excellent support, complete, organized, and easy-to-understand materials! I strongly recommend Gleim to any self-starter preparing for the CPA exam.
Kevin L. Cohen, CPA, President, KCG Accounting, LLC
Gleim was recommended by one of my accounting professors. He told me that it was less expensive and contained the proper format for a successful attempt at the CPA exam. He was right! I passed all four sections the first time with great scores. Thanks for producing a great product.
Nathaniel Crawford, CPA
Gleim definitely worked for me! What I liked best about the Gleim system is that it breaks up the material into several different lessons that are much easier to manage than the other programs that I have used. The material gets straight to the point and tells me exactly what I need to know. The presentation of each lesson was easy to understand and I never felt overwhelmed with confusing language. Thank you so much to Dr. Gleim and his entire team!"
I found Gleim's system to be the easiest way to practice multiple-choice questions and learn what I did correct or incorrect for each question. Their system of multiple-choice practice exams and study questions is by far the best of any study system.
Logan Bowles, CPA
I used the Gleim outlines and problem/solutions manuals to study for the November, 1977 CPA exam. Other candidates gathered as much material as they could to study for the exam. I learn better by eliminating excess detail and concentrating on the key elements of study. The Gleim outlines provided the core information that I needed to learn without overkill. I studied them for 1 hour a day and worked problems in the problem/solutions manuals for 1 hour a day for six months leading up to the exam. I was able to pass the exam in one sitting, which only 6% of
the candidates were able to do. Since that time, I have used Gleim for much of my CPE and have been very satisfied with the price, presentation, and accuracy of the courses provided.
As I prepared to start the review course, I re-read System for Success and decided I would "work the program" the way Gleim suggests. Through
all four sections I continued to "work the program." This lead to passing all four sections with no retakes. Even in my weakest section, Audit, I was able to use Gleim successfully. It baffles me that anyone would pay twice as much. Gleim system is a powerhouse. With the different formats I was able to study on the beach, in the car, at work, on the bus, you name it. Also, my personal counselor was helpful in getting answers to questions and providing encouragement. I am so
thankful that I got through in one shot. The time commitment to review for the exams is huge. I would hate to have to re-study and sacrifice my free time again to pass.
The Gleim system worked great for me. I took a test each testing window this year and passed each one with no score below an 82. I finished my accounting degree in 1989 and had worked out of the industry until three years ago. I have not had an accounting class in over twenty years, and the Gleim self-study system was perfect for me. I especially liked the time management aspects and the multiple choice software.
Phillip Buell, CPA
I think your material is excellent and I recommend it in my undergraduate and graduate auditing classes as a reasonably priced review for the Exam.
Prof. Stan Lindquist, CPA, PhD, MA, BA, Grand Valley State University
I would like to thank all the people at Gleim! I recently passed my CMA Part 4, and completed my journey to pursue multiple licenses, CPA, CIA and CMA. These materials are well-organized and easy to follow. Try to pursue multiple licenses just like I did after being inspired by Dr. Gleim!!
Li-Yih Chiu, CPA, CIA, and CMA
I used Gleim in 1996 and was a Gold Key award winner in Kansas. Not bragging for me, but for Gleim. Your product was the reason I was able to do so well."
David O'Bryan, Ph.D., CPA, CFE, CMA; Pittsburg State University
I would just like to let the people at Gleim know that I have successfully passed all 4 parts of the CPA exam on the first attempt. I scored 93 on REG, 91 on AUD, 89 on FAR, and 83 on BEC. Thank you so much for all the help and encouragement along the way! I would definitely recommend Gleim study materials to anyone who is studying for the exam.
Ryan Byers, CPA
I wanted to take the time to thank you for preparing me for the FAR section of the CPA exam. I would have to say that I was only able to pass the exam because of the Gleim software and your counseling. I have attempted to pass this section 3 times using another software, and I can assure you that I didn't understand all of the concepts until I switched to Gleim. Again, thanks for everything and there is absolutely no way that I would recommend any software other than Gleim. Gleim helped me pass after only studying for 2.5 weeks.
"I passed the BEC section with an 86. Thanks for all your help. I don't see how anything could beat the value Gleim gave me for AUD and BEC. I have been recommending Gleim to people I know who are preparing for the exam."
Taking the CPA exam while working full time as a financial manager seemed quite a challenge. Gleim's online classroom, books and CPA Test Prep Software provide a strong framework for achieving success while balancing a busy schedule. To date, I have successfully passed both the Auditing Section and the Financial Reporting section by exclusively using Gleim. I am confident by using Gleim, I will also be successful on the BEC and the REG in the upcoming months.
I took your self-study CPA Review course and was very, very pleased with the results. I passed all four sections in the same sitting. The materials were outstanding and truly were essential to my passing the exam.
Mark Lesser, CPA
Thank you very much for a great value, I definitely credit Gleim with helping me pass. Doing the questions over and over again really was the trick, and the Hot Topics emails provided valuable motivation and pragmatism, especially when I was feeling burned out (which was often).
I have just passed the last section of the CPA examination. It took me 12 months to finish all four sections with scores as follows: REG - 95, FAR - 86, BEC - 79, and AUD - 84. I want to thank Gleim and its staff for their great products and comprehensive services. I did not have time to attend CPA review courses; therefore, I depended solely on the materials from Gleim. I have also taken advantage of the personal counseling service that Gleim offers. The personal counselors would respond to my questions immediately. Based on my performance on the online simulation, they identified one of my weaknesses and gave me the right tool to improve. The CPA Hot Topics emails are very informative and encouraging. Your products not only have helped me pass all four sections but also are helping me in my job today. Thank you so much for such great resources!
Emiko Rhodes, CPA
I had used Gleim 20 years ago when I passed the CMA--so there was no question that I would choose Gleim again [for the CPA exam]. The study material was very helpful. When I was driving or working out I would listen to the CD's. I would use the Test Prep material on my lap top when I was traveling or just before taking the test. The online material helped keep me focused on what to study next. The audit material really supplied me with very practical material that I could use in my job.
Kenda Jeske, CMA
I cleared the Uniform CPA exams on the first attempt during August 2009 scoring 78 in FIN and REG, 80 in AUD, and 93 in BEC. For my preparation I depended on Gleim materials and also attended Concorde-Gleim CPA review classes in Bangalore, India. I thank Dr. Gleim for the excellent materials which were very easy to understand. All the topics tested on the exam were covered by the material. Also, the Multiple-Choice Questions and simulations helped me a lot.
I recently received my final CPA exam score (REG) and was elated to find out I scored a 92. I was able to pass each section the first time using the Gleim system. I do believe that if you use the Gleim system as prescribed, you will no doubt pass the CPA exam. I made sure that I followed the course just as Dr. Gleim told us to. And I can say that all the time and effort definitely paid off.
I just received a passing score on BEC, my last section. I used Gleim CPA Review to study for all the sections. I was not an accounting major in school, so I saw most of this material for the first time when I was studying from the Gleim review and still made some good scores (82, 85, 90, 91).
I would like to thank Gleim for helping me to pass all four sections of the CPA exam the first time, with all scores an 88 or better.
I'm as pleased as can be with the Gleim CPA review course. As a 50+ year old with a career path away from accounting, preparation for the CPA exam was a daunting task. A close friend in accounting education recommended this review course. He uses it with his students. The course provided me the information and training I needed to pass the exam. Your software's emulation of the exam was particularly effective. I used it in my studies so much that the exam seemed like another study session. I passed each section the first time I attempted it and completed all sections with four months to spare in the eighteen month window. I recommend the Gleim CPA review course to anyone and everyone seeking to pass the CPA exam.
I have successfully passed the CPA exam, and I am officially licensed! Gleim was great to work with, and I appreciate the help!
Crystal Dorsey, CPA
Dr. Gleim's years of experience and extensive knowledge of the CPA exam enable him to produce the finest review materials. The Gleim CPA Review System provides a comprehensive, yet manageable, system to prepare candidates to succeed on the CPA exam. Thank you for helping me achieve my goal: to pass each section on the first attempt.
Jonathan Cameron, MPA
I must say that Gleim WORKED for me!! I bought your online course, Test Prep CD and books for FAR and REG. I followed your study guidelines and studied for both sections for 2.5 months for each section. I sat for the exams 3 weeks ago and got my results this week. I passed them on the first try!! REG - 79 and FAR - 84! I am an international candidate with an education from Jamaica so some of the material was completely new to me. Thank you Gleim, I am indeed now your advocate!
Sherie Reid, CPA
Thank you, once again, Gleim! Two years ago, I successfully passed the CMA exam using your materials. When I decided to take the CPA exam, I had no doubt that your materials would prepare me adequately. Despite being out of school for 25 years and working a very demanding job while studying, I passed all 4 sections with flying colors on the first try. Audit 88, REG 89, FAR 85, & BEC 84.
I have passed all 4 papers of CPA in one attempt with an average score
of 84%. The instructions for study were so clear and systematic that it
was hard to stray from the goal. The combination of MCQs and red books
is really good. Thanks Gleim for the rock solid support.
I passed all four parts of the CPA exam the first time - thanks to the
Gleim system. It was perfect for me and my situation.
I want to thank all of you at Gleim for the great products you provided. I just completed my final section of the CPA exam in Texas. I passed each section on my first attempt using only your products. I used the Gleim Books and CD-ROM to prepare for each exam. My lowest score was 85 (BEC) and my highest a 97 (AUD). I also scored an 87 (FAR) and 94 (REG). Thank you so much for providing products that are not only very informative and relevant, but also reasonably priced. I have passed all sections, while several of my coworkers using products that cost 10x as much and 4x as much and have not done as well.
I wanted to let you know that I used the Gleim CPA Review materials as my primary resource for my CPA exam preparation, and I am happy to report that I have passed all four sections; three of them on my first attempt. I found FAR to be the most difficult of all but despite the challenge this was one of the sections that I passed right away. Thanks for making such a great product! I'm not (yet) employed in an accounting role. Thanks to Gleim's help I was able to pass on my education & exam practice alone.
To recap, that's a 91 AUD, 92 FAR, 83 BEC, and 99 REG. Gleim apparently
works pretty well. I will recommend it to others. Thank you for your assistance.
Here's my final tally of scores:
AUD-94; FAR-93; BEC-93; REG-95
I got my final score, REG, this week. I passed all on 1st attempt using GLEIM.
I am very happy to report that I have now taken and passed all four
sections of the CPA exam with the use of your materials. I enjoyed how
well the material was presented and found that it covered the necessary
information I had to know to pass the exam. I have, and will continue,
to recommend this program to anyone preparing for the CPA exam. Thank
you and I wish you continued success in the future.
...the changes in general were excellent and improved studying
tremendously. Very user-friendly and flows easily with the eyes.
I just took all four parts for the first time in November (one per week) and received my scores: BEC 89; AUD 88; REG 95; and FIN 92. Your study guides and outlines really helped and the CD was almost exactly like the actual exam. It was grueling studying so hard, but I am ecstatic with the results. Thank you so much!
Richard Waler III
I purchased your Gleim CPA review in August 1977 (it may have been your
2nd edition). That's after taking one of your competitor's twice. I
passed all four parts on my second try with your reviews in 1979. In
1993, I passed the CIA exam on my second try with your reviews. In
2002, I passed the EA exam, which I believe is as difficult as the CPA
exam, on my first try, again thanks to your EA Review course. I owe much
to you professionally for your courses. All that you need to pass
professional exams are Gleim review courses and a dose of perseverance.
I am so impressed with Gleim study material. Before using Gleim, I had passed one section but failed twice on another when using a competitor's materials. As frustration kicked in I decided to switch to Gleim because it provides additional audio CD that I could listen during commute time driving. Unbelievable, I passed three remaining sections without any repeated attempt!
I highly recommend Gleim for its effectiveness, efficiency and price!
I am so impressed with the Gleim study material. I followed the recommended study procedures in the book and online. I passed all four sections on the first time. Thank you for preparing me for accomplishing one of my career goals!
I took my audit portion of the CPA exam for the first time and just got
my score back yesterday. I passed with a 90! I used the Gleim AUD book
and Test-Prep CD-Rom as my only study tools. Thanks for this great
resource and I hope Gleim can help me perform as well on my remaining
I am so glad it's all over - the CPA and then the CIA and I'm also glad
that I did it with Gleim. I had considered using some of the more
expensive prep courses out there that try to sell themselves as having
something extra, but in the end, it all boils down to hard work. I
passed all of the CPA and CIA exams during my first attempt using only
H. Ho, CPA, CIA
I have recently passed all 4 sections of the exam. I found your study material to be very effective and will recommend your product to any CPA candidate. I was able to pass all sections on the first attempt with the following scores: AUD 97; BEC 86; REG 89; FAR 91 Thanks again for distributing such a quality product.
Thanks so much to Gleim for making studying fun, less boring, and at a much more affordable price than [a competitor]! Gleim knows what they're doing--their materials cover everything, rather than trying to predict that you skip studying for a certain topic altogether (in the chance that the topic won't be on the exam).
I felt that the Gleim Auditing materials were very useful
in helping me
take the exam. I felt like I was sufficiently prepared
while taking the
exam, just about everything was covered within the study
multiple-choice questions were very beneficial. The Test
Prep CD-Rom is
a very, very helpful piece of study material. I was very
the way the material was presented. I feel that Gleim was
very good in
helping me prepare for AUD.
I cannot thank you and the staff at Gleim enough for the tremendous help that the Gleim system provided me in my pursuit of a passing grade on the CPA exam! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!! To be perfectly honest, I was, at first, skeptical of the Gleim system - I simply could not imagine that this course method was as effective as it was professed to be. But feeling desperate for a passing grade, I subscribed to my first section with Gleim, followed the suggested study plan and then couldn't believe my eyes when I received my passing grade - about 7 points higher than I ever would have expected. I then subscribed to the following sections and met with tremendous success. Of course, I have Gleim to thank for this fool-proof system! Thank you Gleim!
I've found Gleim's materials to be very helpful in preparing me to take
the exams. Thanks to Gleim's materials, I passed AUD, REG, and BEC on
the first time sitting for each exam.
Gleim's materials were very effective, comprehensive, and easy to use. I
liked how each exam section was broken down in to 20 units, and how each
unit was further broken down. My study technique usually involved using
the online questions, audio-visual presentation, true/false, hard-copy
book, and online simulation. I would then re-cap with the CD-rom
questions. The CD rom questions and online simulations nearly mirror
the actual testing environment, and that makes it much easier to take
the exam. I also enjoyed the encouraging thoughts on taking the exam
provided in one of the pamphlets provided when I purchased the
I passed all four sections as of August 2007. I just wanted to say Thank you for such a great review program. It saved me a lot of money. Thanks again for always being there when I had questions. Keep doing what you are doing!
I used Gleim Test Prep software for MCQs and their online-simulations for the FARE and REG exams. Both the products I used were wonderful from day 1. First, I never had a problem installing them. It was very simple. The Test Prep software is very user-friendly and contains variety of customizable usage options which was really handy! The number of questions is huge and the level of coverage is extensive. The answer choices provide good explanations, updated law provisions wherever needed and are well-presented. The simulations are a replica of how they appear on the actual exam. Even though they were online, I had no problems accessing them. Lastly, their entire range of products is extremely cost-effective and high value for the money. Other similar products in the market are providing similar options but at an extremely high cost which is just not justifiable. I would recommend this excellent and easy way to clearing the CPA exams, just like I did, to anyone.
I wish the Gleim CD based training and tests were around when I took the
CPA exam in 1976. My wife had been a student of Professor Gleim at the
University of Florida and still had her CPA Review books that were part of
the text used in the Advanced Accounting class. I reviewed these as I
could while working my first tax season out of college. I got passing
grades in Practice and Auditing, but got scores in the 90's on the Theory
and Law parts. I credit that to the CPA review books as I would never
have had time to go back through my text books to prepare.
In 2004, I was audit director for a major segment of a Fortune 100 company
and decided I needed to get my CIA certification. This was during the
height of Sarbanes-Oxley documentation and testing. I used the Gleim
CD-based CIA review course, mostly focusing on the sample tests to get
used to the types of questions and to make sure I know what I needed to
focus on. I managed to pass the exam in my first sitting, getting the
"William Smith Award" for one of the top scores on that exam. I really
give the credit to the Gleim study materials that were so efficiently
designed and on-point that there was little covered on the exam that I was
not prepared to answer.
I am now Chief Financial Officer for a Georgia-based insurance company and
I encourage our CPA's and CPA candidates to use Gleim for their CPE and
Utilizing Gleim study materials, I was able to pass each section of the CPA exam on my first attempt. I would highly recommend the study materials offered by Gleim to any CPA exam candidate.
I am happy to report that I passed all four parts of my exam already and thankfully do not have to study anymore. A big thanks to Gleim for their program.
I started using Gleim Publications after a recommendation from a friend of mine who had used Gleim books. I was using other books to study but the presentation did not seem quite right.
I was also advised to make use of Gleim Online Simulation package. Initially I ignored that aspect, and I quickly found out that my weak point was actually answering the simulation questions. Gleim Online solved my fear of answering simulation questions.
I used Gleim books for 3 out of the four papers. I found the books clear, straight to the point and the simulation exercises at the end of each chapter were very good.
I would advise anybody to go for Gleim books, get the Q & E discs and also sign up for Online simulation practice. Gleim material is very reasonable in terms of costs as compared with other books and they are a must for any candidate who wants to get through the CPA very fast.
Ian Davies, Cary, NC, Former CPA candidate
I became a CPA in
February. Gleim, hands down, was the best method to study. Thank you
very much for your products!
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