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Partnership Between the University of Illinois and Gleim CPA

October 20, 2016



The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Business Pairs with Gleim CPA Review

In August 2016, the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign entered into a partnership with Gleim CPA in order to enhance the University’s Certificate of Accountancy program.

U.S. News and Accounting Degree Review both rank the accounting program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as #2 in the country. Gleim has been the leader in accounting exam prep for over 40 years.


AICPA Sample Test Updates

October 18, 2016

AICPA Sample Test

To give CPA candidates a preview of the CPA Exam, the AICPA has assembled sample tests for each CPA Exam section. The Sample Tests replicate the appearance and functionality of the CPA Exam as candidates would experience it within a Prometric test center. By accessing the Sample Tests and corresponding tutorial via the AICPA’s website, candidates can become familiar with the format of the actual CPA Exam. Though the AICPA Sample Test cannot replace a CPA review course, candidates sitting for a section of the current or next version of the CPA Exam (or both) can take advantage of this tool to aid their CPA Exam preparation.


CPA Exam Pass Rates: Q3 2016

October 5, 2016

cpa exam pass rate

As we enter the second half of 2016, we are getting close to crunch time for those hoping to pass the CPA Exam before the next version launches in April 2017. With just under six months remaining, many candidates are applying to sit and planning to squeeze in one more section of the current version of the exam. With NASBA reporting an unusually high volume of exam applications recently, the rush to pass is clearly present, and with the recent release of Q3’s pass rates, evidence of how successful these efforts have been is here as well.


CPA BEC Written Communication Tips for Testing

September 29, 2016

CPA BEC Written Communication

Generating written communication is a regular part of the CPA profession, so the CPA Exam tests candidates on their ability to write with the BEC Written Communication Tasks (WCs). These tasks involve addressing a letter or memo to a client or management and providing information such as a recommendation or explanation. The WCs only appear in the BEC CPA Exam section, but because they account for 15% of your BEC score, you should prepare for them by following BEC Written Communication tips for studying. Then, do even more to secure a passing BEC score by applying these CPA BEC Written Communication tips for testing when you sit for the CPA Exam.


How to Cut Your CPA Exam Costs: Part 2

September 26, 2016

CPA Exam Costs
Saving Money on the CPA Exam

Once you learn all about the CPA Exam fees and begin to total the cost of CPA Exam, you may be looking for some ways to save. Thankfully, there are many different steps you can take to lower the amount of money you spend in the process of passing the CPA Exam. We’ve already divulged five ideas for reducing your CPA Exam cost, so catch up on those first. Then add these additional tips for cutting your CPA Exam costs.


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