This study guide was like a mirror image of the exam for me. It was on point and even very similar in question wording so I felt very comfortable in the exam. Nothing asked in the exam was unfamiliar to me or "out of left field". Passed with flying colors!
Rhonda Dohle on the new 2017 exam
Gleim products were great and helped me prepare and pass the exams. The Gleim materials and counselors were wonderful! I was especially pleased with the customer service. I primarily dealt with my Personal Counselor who was very friendly and offered good advice throughout the process. His guidance, especially during the final prep week, had a significant impact on my ability to pass the exams. There were times I did not know how I was going to pass and my Personal Counselor broke down how I should approach the final week and made me confident that I could pass the exam. I would definitely recommend Gleim to anyone preparing for the CPA exam.
Melanie Geschwind, CPA
The Gleim Review System benefited me personally by giving me a strong conceptual understanding of all the material in the CPA exams. The study questions and simulation tasks in particular really helped me feel prepared for the exams. I have actually already told some friends about Gleim. They ask me how I was able to pass all 4 parts the first time and I tell them it was because of the Gleim Review System. I highly recommend it to anybody who asks for advice on how to pass the CPA exams.
Conrad Larrauri, CPA
My favorite thing about the Gleim Review System was the extensive multiple choice questions available online. I felt like I hardly ever saw the same question twice and I had taken multiple different quizzes for each of the study units. I think the Gleim Review System provided me the benefit of making all of my outlines for me. I liked how all of the books were already set up in outline format, which made it easier to study each of the units and know where to return to when going back to study materials before the big exam. I definitely would recommend it to others that I know, and have recommended it to a coworker who is currently taking the exams.
I felt very at-ease taking the actual exams. Except for my surroundings, sitting for the actual exam felt so much like taking a practice Gleim exam. Gleim is a thorough study system and nothing that was tested on any of the exams surprised me because it had been covered. I could not afford to purchase the entire system and appreciated that I could purchased the sections one at a time. Once I passed the first section, I realized the value and knew that I would use Gleim for all four sections. Gleim helped me develop the confidence and skill to pass each section on the first try with scores of 80 or higher. Also, the Personal Counselors were very helpful and encouraged me throughout the process.
Renee Garcia, CPA
Gleim was very accurate to what was on the test. Every section was covered very well and I had more than enough knowledge for all four tests. Without Gleim's multiple choice questions I would have felt I only knew the bare minimum and most likely would have failed. The Gleim course was more than enough material to help me pass all the sections on the first try. I was able to pick between reading, lectures, sims, and multiple choice questions depending on the subject or my mood that day. I would not have been able to pass without the help of Gleim.
I was very impressed that the materials covered the information so accurately. Before starting my journey, I was researching a lot about the courses I can take to prepare for the CPA exam. Gleim was the one I liked most, so I decided to buy the course. I really believe that it was the best decision. I started with FAR, commonly known as the most difficult one. So you understand how difficult it was for me to start, English is not my native language. I knew the basics of Financial accounting, but I was struggling badly. When I took my first exam, I was honestly surprised at how good and complete the Gleim material was! I passed on my first attempt with an 81! After that first exam I was confident in the quality of the Gleim materials. I passed all four exams and I never failed! I highly recommend Gleim to future candidates. It will save you money, time, and bring you success!
Nadezda Malott, CPA
I had a great experience with the Gleim Review System. In the past, I tried some of the well-known study review systems and didn’t have success completing the exam. I loved that Gleim allowed me to study on based on my own schedule while keeping me accountable with the “On Track” and “Off Track” statuses. The estimated time to study was built into the system so it created reasonable study schedules to allow me to get through all the material and have a final review. The sub-units followed a logical order and there were many opportunities to practice multiple choice and simulations with the test banks. I was learning even when I was getting questions wrong with Gleim’s explanations of why what I selected was wrong and the correct answer was right. I would and have recommended Gleim to others looking to begin studying for a certification. I wouldn’t have been able to pass all 4 parts within the same year if it wasn’t for what the Gleim Review System provided.
As an international candidate, having a system that was online and accessible at any time was important for self-study. The range of multiple choice questions and simulations provided a lot of practice and the lectures by professors provided a great overview. The text book was great in detail and it was worth it to go through the whole book. The Gleim system is robust, detailed, and thorough.
BEC is one of my favorite topics. I passed it back in 2013, but it expired. I retook it in Jan 30, 2017 and was able to knock it out with a score of 81. Gleim helped me because it has more than one approach for studying. For me, I have vision problems and cannot focus on the screen or on text for long periods of time. The Gleim Instruct Video lectures were my choice. I also used the audio lectures, which I downloaded to my smart phone. They were a good way for me to retain information. I think Gleim is a better choice for future candidates. We know that the new CPA version requires higher analytical abilities and detailed knowledge of the subject, and that is where Gleim shines.
Ali B. Hag, CPA, Saudi Arabia
In regards to the Gleim system, I would say that there were several factors that I appreciated about the system. One was the in-depth information that was available for the topics. I prefer having a large quantity of materials than just the superficial information because the exams at times could focus on one particular area in a lot of detail, so having studied all the notes I was able to answer a more broad array of questions, even more difficult questions. Another factor was the sheer number of practice questions. On average, the questions in Gleim were slightly more difficult (in my opinion), than the questions on the actual exams, particularly the first batch of questions on the exam. Finally the simulations were also very helpful. Having simulations as part of the preparation helped to emphasize some of the terms and concepts and contributed even to the multiple choice questions during the exam.
I attribute all my success in passing the CPA exams on the first try to the Gleim Review System. Having twenty smaller, more focused sections made studying much more manageable versus having four or five large sections. Having the smaller sections not only helped me mentally break the different topics apart, but also kept me from being overwhelmed by the sections with lots of material to cover. This also applies to the video lectures. Some providers have three hour lectures which sound tedious and dry. The ability to watch shorter clips around 10-20 minutes on the areas I needed extra reinforcement on was very valuable to me. I would definitely recommend Gleim to anyone beginning the CPA exam process. Before I started the exam process I did a lot of research on the different study material providers to find which would fit my study habits the best. Not only did Gleim provide more practice questions than any other provider, it was the best value for the price. I would use Gleim again for any exams I pursue in the future.
I started the road to passing the CPA exam in October 2015. I chose to use the Gleim materials based upon the recommendation of a coworker. I found the materials easy enough to understand, and I was able to reteach myself the material that I hadn't used since I was in college 10 years ago. The follow-up calls by Gleim offered encouragement to push through to completion and were of great help to me. I would recommend Gleim to others based upon the difficulties of others I know who are using competitor's materials. Thanks Gleim for helping me along to getting the CPA designation that I didn't think was possible a year ago.
K. Venteicher, CPA
I appreciated the many different ways Gleim let me tackle the information, whether it be reading from the test, video, presentation, audio, and plenty of multiple choice in formats that simulated the exam format or provided immediate feedback. As a spouse and parent working full-time, there were mornings where I had 6 hours and mornings I had 6 minutes. The subunits were broken down to where I felt I was able to accomplish something every day and make progress toward my end goal. It's affordable AND effective and I would recommend it to any of my friends looking to pass the exam. My personal counselor was always good about checking in and was quick with an answer to any question I threw at her. I plan on using Gleim for CPE and continuing to work with Gleim.
I think Gleim offers the best value for the money. I really appreciated the amount and variety of questions that the Gleim system provided. It thoroughly prepared me for each and every exam. Being someone that attempted the CPA exam a long time ago with a competitor system, I was very nervous to invest in something else. Gleim proved to me that their system is well worth it. The questions are very similar to the actual test questions. I am forever appreciative of Gleim for helping me succeed in passing the CPA exams. I would absolutely recommend Gleim for any young student or older adult that wants the reassurance that you are prepared to pass. I did!
The Gleim program was the answer I’d been looking for to finally conquer the exam. I’ve used other programs before and none of them compared to the step by step process Gleim used, which truly prepared me to conquer all four parts on my first try. I was astounded by how much the timed quizzes and the recommended time per question really strengthened me to finish all my exams in the allotted time and with scores of 83- FAR, 82 - AUD, 75 - REG, and 78 - BEC. The Study planner was essential to keeping me on track considering I was working full time. The Personal Counselors were always encouraging and helpful. Even when I felt despair throughout the process they never stopped believing in me. I will recommend Gleim to all future students and I will use them again for any other designations I choose to pursue. It truly works!
Eric Murphy, CPA
I don’t think I would have passed the exams without having the Gleim review. I decided to change my career from biology to accounting, so I went back to school part time for a second bachelor’s degree to attain CPA licensure. Being a mom of two young children and working part time, my degree took me five years. During those five years, the exam drastically changed, especially with the inclusion of IFRS, and my training did not include other areas that were beginning to appear on the exam. I took the exams after I graduated and I failed all four sections, mostly within a few points of a passing grade. So, I decided that I needed more training than my college classes had offered and started using Gleim. I was impressed with the ease of program. The scheduling component helped me to stay on track, even with juggling kids and work. The videos contain a wealth of information, including the areas that are heavily tested. The testing components simulate the actual exam, so I was completely comfortable with the exam setup when I took the actual exams. The practice test questions were just like the exam questions, training me on how to weed out unnecessary information and to focus on what information I needed to quickly find the answer. Best of all is that I passed each section the next time I took the exams! Now, I am just waiting for my license to be mailed to me – thanks Gleim!!
I would definitely recommend Gleim for preparing for the CPA. I was able to pass FAR, AUD, REG, and BEC the first time through. Compared to other programs, Gleim is more budget friendly and gives you the option to purchase each section individually. You are given a book and access to their online materials for each section. After the practice exam, you can use your results to target the weaker units for the final push. Use the Study Planner to hold yourself accountable and plan your study schedule. I definitely will use Gleim for my CPE hours going forward. They were easy to work with, sent timely updates, and did not spam my email with unwanted advertisements.
I recently completed my final test and received my CPA certification. While many students tackle the CPA examination early in their career, I found it a bit more challenging to tackle it as a working adult. Gleim provided a structured process that enabled me to stay the course while managing a full-time job. I cannot say enough good things about the counselors and the structure of the Gleim system. I found the test bank of questions to be a great source for reviewing materials. The course provided a defined method to complete each of the areas of study. The structure of the Gleim program keeps you focused and on task. I would recommend Gleim to anyone who is preparing to sit for the CPA exam. While I found the testing process to be challenging, Gleim provided the essentials tools to prepare me towards a successful completion. I am currently done with the CPA exam and smiling ear to ear. Thank you for such a positive experience. I am happy to report by scores as follows: BEC – 80, AUD – 78, FAR – 82, and REG – 85. If you are considering a test prep system, I would highly recommend the Gleim system.
Angela Brinley, CPA
I passed the first three sections of the CPA with a competitor, and due to company resources, I needed to find a more affordable option. My colleague, recommended the Gleim CPA review system to me. She used it for all four sections and recommended it not only for the value but for the fact that it is the most condensed, yet most comprehensive set of materials available. I took BEC in August and passed on my first try with an 87! I really liked the video lectures led by professors and the test prep. With Gleim's Test Prep, I can select questions from my areas of weakness, so I can complete my review more efficiently and effectively. I would recommend the Gleim CPA review system to my friends and my co-workers, and I plan on using Gleim again for CPE hours.
I was thoroughly impressed with the content of the study materials and how well it prepared me for the actual CPA examinations! I chose to utilize the Gleim study materials because the cost was so affordable in comparison to other review packages in the market. I am a highly self-motivated individual so the recommended lesson plans for each study unit was an easy way for me to follow through and execute a study plan. I also like that they assign a personal counselor to you to check in periodically. I felt that this helped me to be accountable and that I was not pursuing this alone. In taking all 4 parts I felt totally confident during the exams because I knew the Gleim products had me prepared! As a CPA candidate you have to take the time to master the material and I highly recommend Gleim as a valuable tool do so and become a CPA!
Larvizo Wright, CPA, MBA
I really want to thank Gleim for helping me pass the CPA in just 4 months and on my first attempt. I sat for FAR and BEC in Feb 2016 and then AUD and REG in May 2016. The review is favorably designed to review quickly and easily. Thanks again Gleim
I am SO excited and blessed to be done with the exam portion of the CPA. It is over and I can move on with my life. I feel like I have had a baby since it has been a 9 month process. Planning a champagne toast to celebrate. I owe a portion of my success to Gleim for the wonderfully laid out materials that helped to structure my study time and maximize my exposure to the topics on the exam. I never felt like I saw a question where the concept was unfamiliar. Gleim adequately prepared me for the exam. I would certainly recommend Gleim to anyone seeking to take a review course for the CPA exam. The materials, Personal Counselors, and price cannot be beat!
I first called Gleim to get some information as I had not fully decided to attempt the exam. After speaking to Debbie she assured me that the access to materials would be available until I passed. The knowledge that I would have access until I passed made me feel more relaxed. After I purchased the material, every time there was an update I had access to the new material. I really liked the lectures they were much easier for me than having to read all of the material. I listened to the audio files while in the car and at my desk at work. The review portion helped me to focus on my weaknesses since you had graphs showing cumulative results of each chapter and sub chapter. It was comforting to have my own personal counselor to keep me on track with my studying. I am so glad that I made the decision to take the jump and purchase Gleim. It was so well developed that it didn't feel like I was giving up my entire life just to study. So 16 months after my purchase I had passed my exams. If I can do it working full time with a family and many other responsibilities I think anyone can. I hope that anyone scared to take the step will and that they will use the Gleim system to make it easier.
Holly Fowler, CPA
I have the Gleim Review System to thank for passing the CPA Exam on my first attempt. First of all, Gleim is very affordable. Almost everyone I know used a different provider, and when I told them that Gleim cost half as much, they were immediately jealous. Second, the Gleim Review System fit my style of learning very well. I am a visual learner, but I am extremely tired of powerpoints after 5 years of college. So the video lectures worked very well for me because I could watch the professor teach and take notes on the material without simply looking at a powerpoint the whole time. Finally, Gleim's method of taking a pre-test to diagnose your skill level and then going over the material worked well for me with my hectic schedule. It allowed me to focus more on the areas in which I was weaker. Whenever anyone asks which review software to use to study for the CPA Exam, I immediately recommend Gleim. If it worked so well for me, it can work for anyone. Given the opportunity, I would use Gleim for any other certifications that I may need. Whether that is CPE, or the CMA and CIA, I have full confidence that Gleim would empower me to pass any exam I would have to take.
William Joseph Merritt
I liked the study planner. It helped keep me on track, and ensured that I didn't fall behind schedule. It was really motivating for a Type A personality like mine! It helped me create a schedule and stick to it. I couldn't put things off to the end because the week prior to the exam date was locked out. Probably my favorite part, though, was the massive online multiple choice test bank. I took and passed each section on the first try, no doubt because of the Gleim routine!
I got input from faculty members at my graduate program and ultimately chose Gleim because it was so affordable compared to other options and also came highly recommended. I found the online study calendar to be a really effective way to stay on task and not fall behind. The Gleim material was detailed but also very digestible. The material for each exam was divided into twenty subunits, and this helped me not to feel overwhelmed. I felt the Gleim simulations were especially excellent preparation for the real exams. Additionally, the enormous bank of multiple choice questions for each exam were so helpful, and I never felt like I was seeing the same questions over and over again. I received excellent customer service whenever I had questions about the materials or the various updates that are released to keep the information current. My personal counselor through Gleim always responded promptly and made sure my questions were answered. I've already recommended Gleim to several friends and will continue to do so. It's a really effective, to-the-point, affordable review system that gets the job done.
I loved using Gleim to study for the CPA. I passed all four sections the first time and I owe it to the Gleim method. Gleim doesn't waste time on topics that have a very low probability of showing up on test day. Because the material is so concise, I spent a month studying for each section compared to my friends that spent 3 months with other materials, and while they failed at least one section, I didn't encounter any issues on test day. I trust it so much I've chosen to use Gleim to study for the CMA now that I've finished the CPA exam.
The Gleim review system has effectively helped me to check where I am (my strengths vs my weaknesses) and to figure out what I need to do in order to fix my weaknesses. I can tell you with absolute confidence that Gleim worked best for me. The test bank covers all key concepts which have been frequently tested and also are likely to be tested. I am very interested in using Gleim materials to prepare for the CMA. Given the excellent quality of the Gleim CPA prep materials, I expect that the Gleim CMA prep package will be just as great.
The Gleim Review System was certainly a critical factor to my passing the CPA exam. I agree with Gleim’s recommendation to read all the multiple choice options. Understanding why the wrong selections were wrong was often as helpful as confirming why the right response was correct. Another helpful hint would be to pay as much attention to the end chapters as those at the beginning of the text. If I pursue the CMA, I will assuredly prepare using the Gleim system again.
The Gleim system benefited me personally and professionally by instilling a disciplined and systematic way to solve a complicated problem: passing the CPA Exam. If a friend were to ask me about Gleim, I would tell them about how it's a great system for people who prefer to self-study. I would emphasize its strength in resources for studying and practice.
Gleim has been a tremendous supporter and ally in helping me achieve some of my greatest milestones. Due to their excellent products I am now a CIA and CPA. The course prepared me thoroughly for the exam by covering the material so well. The new lecture feature has completely put Gleim head and shoulders above the competition. The lectures are interesting and very helpful. Finally, the personal counselors are very empathetic and helpful during the long journey to the finish line. Using the system just the way it is prescribed I ended up averaging an 87 across all four parts on the CPA exam, passing all on the first attempt. Due to passing the exam I was able to secure an excellent new job as a controller at a large company! Thank you Gleim as your products have changed my life!
Kent Kellenberger, CPA, CIA
The Gleim systematic approach to studying and preparing for the exams helped me achieve great success in the CPA exams. The course is very affordable and reasonably priced compared to any other courses available. I passed all the exams in the first attempt within 7 months with excellent scores of FAR-92, AUD-98, REG-90 and BEC-92. The online test bank is comprehensive and the course material is very detailed to help candidates prepare for the exams. I will definitely recommend Gleim to all of my friends if they want to pursue CPA.
Rodney Quadras, CPA
I can proudly say, with the help of Gleim's thorough review course materials and multiple choice test bank, I have successfully passed all four sections of the CPA exam on my first attempt in less than ten months! While working for a big 4 public accounting firm, and using the well thought out study plans and easy accessible review material, I was able to work through busy seasons, study with Gleim, and successfully pass the exam! From first hand experience, practicing the multiple choice questions with Gleim will give you enough confidence and knowledge to pass each section. The actual CPA exam itself is less difficult than the Gleim multiple choice questions. That being said, using Gleim will have you well-prepared and conditioned for the exam. Also, I want to applaud Gleim's staff for their immediate response with emails and phone calls. My final advice for any candidate is to put in the time, understand the material (not just memorize), study with Gleim, and you will become a CPA!
Thomas Najarian, CPA
The Gleim System for Success is really an incredible study aid. I am a bit of a research junky and after doing my homework and considering several other much more expensive options, I chose Gleim. The main feature that attracted me was the audio lectures. I spend a lot of time in the car and evenings in the gym and this gave me the opportunity to turn that time into study time! The layout, sequence, and material is very user friendly and does not require a lot of extra thought, allowing the user to focus on the material itself instead of navigating a cumbersome interface. I would recommend Gleim to anyone that wants to PASS the CPA exam. The most important piece of advice I can give is follow the order that is laid out in the review material, there is a reason the Gleim Team chose the sequence they did, IT WORKS! Thanks again to the personal counseling team and the sales team, you all were a joy to work with!!
Benjamin Ziccardy, CPA
Gleim CPA study materials were able to provide me with the assistance I needed with passing the CPA exam. Gleim materials break down the information in a nice way, keys in on the important topics in each section, and helps you track your progress along the way. I will definitely consider their products for future certifications and courses.
Currently, I am working at a public accounting firm in NY and couldn't be happier. Becoming a forensic accountant has been a lifelong dream of mine and thanks to CPA Gleim I am one step closer to achieving my penultimate goal. In studying for the CPA exams, I didn't want to cram and forget; I wanted to learn. The sheer number of multiple-choice questions with varying ranges of difficulties and the in-depth simulations provided by Gleim ensured that I obtained an understanding that will remain throughout my career. My personal counselor also encouraged me every step of the way and her support made all the difference in my CPA journey. If I had to do the CPA exam all over again or in fact any other accounting related course, Gleim would be my first choice. Thank you Gleim!
I chose Gleim because its price was very affordable and I found that the Gleim Premium Course was consistently well-reviewed by websites that compared the various CPA preparation options. Gleim’s suggested learning approach helped me learn a great deal of information within a relatively short time. The materials and outlines Gleim provides you with contain all of the information that you will need to pass the CPA exam. I also liked how the simulations reinforced my understanding of difficult concepts and they very closely emulate the format of the simulations you can expect to see on the CPA exam. Gleim’s personal counselors always provided prompt responses to any questions that I asked. By using Gleim, I was able to pass all four sections of the exam in one testing window. I would definitely recommend Gleim to anyone preparing for the CPA exam.
Jon Andrews, CPA
I did a fair amount of research and testing, and my thought was if I was going to spend a year of my life with a study program, it better be the right one. The twenty chapters broke down each exam material in manageable sections and were easy to read. I was able to focus on the content instead of trying to understand what it was trying to get across. I took full advantage of the multiple choice questions. This helped me know how to read the question and narrow down answers, even if I didn't know the exact answer. I believe this helped me during the exams to make educated guesses. Finally, Gleim had a great final review program. Gleim was the perfect fit for me and a great price. Thank you again for your help and I wish you the best as you help other people pass the exam.
English is my second language and when I started my first exam I had been out of school for a long time, had little work experience in the field, and I was very unfamiliar with the subject matter. Despite all this, I trusted the Gleim material. Talking with my counselor make me think positively and I was ultimately able to pass all my 4 exams within the 18 month limit. Gleim's review material is comprehensive. It also helped me pass my EA exams! Overall, with my experience, I would say Gleim is the best. I can say this with confidence because I did try other competitor's material. I suggest to everyone I know who is preparing for the CPA or EA exams to use Gleim.
Sudha Chandrappa, EA (India)
I recently passed all four parts of the CPA exam in 7 months using the Gleim CPA Review System. I liked that it provided a systematic approach to getting through all of the material and the Study Planner was very useful in keeping me on track before each exam. The system has high-qualify practice questions and explanations that more than
adequately prepared me for each part. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking for a comprehensive review system for the CPA
exam. (AUD 94, BEC 87, FAR 92, REG 95)
Katherine Williams, Esq
Since passing each section of the CPA on the first try, I have to say that the Gleim test preparation was harder than the "real" exam. After passing the Gleim practice exams, the NASBA exam was not difficult. I also used Gleim for the CFM/CMA and private pilot licence (PPL).
Dr. J William Stinde, PhD, CFM, CMA, EA, CPA
Gleim had three key factors that contributed to my success: materials, counseling, and self-selectable media venues. The thoroughness of each CPA topic had the perfect balance of depth and focus. The Gleim materials maximized the necessary knowledge, ensuring I was prepared for the comprehensiveness of the test, while also focusing the information into key areas, minimizing tangential technical information that was unlikely to be tested. The counseling I received was specific on the points at which I needed direction, pertinent to my needs, and professional yet friendly. Your counselors' advice in using the online testing options helped me to focus on my weak areas and pass the exams. Finally, the multiple forms of study materials allowed me to tailor the delivery of the information to my learning style, so I could review and comprehend the information more quickly and understandably. And the video lectures were invaluable to understanding the multiple choice format and improving my test-taking confidence, as well as adding perspective to the material from the lecturers' personal experiences. I would definitely recommend the Gleim system to candidates looking to pass the CPA exam (in fact, I already have,) and I will use your materials to fulfill my continuing education requirements.
An affordable, condensed yet thorough outline covering almost every possible test question. The Gleim system allows you to tackle the hardest test questions with confidence! I love how lightweight the textbooks are. I took them with me everywhere!
Laura Moore, CMA, CPA
I recently completed the BEC portion of the CPA exam and passed on the first attempt. The material and questions provided to me were instrumental with my CPA review. I have a full time demanding job and chose Gleim because of the flexibility of the program. The test bank of questions covered a wide array of topics which allowed me to concentrate on and understand my areas of weakness. When an answer was wrong, Gleim explained what the correct answer was and clarified any uncertainties. I found the review with Gleim to be very comprehensive, flexible, and would recommend it to anyone who is considering an online alternative.
Gleim is a very thorough review course with materials that match, and at times exceed, the rigor of that found on the actual CPA exam. Throughout my exam experience, I have consistently found the Gleim Test Prep materials to be even more rigorous than the exam itself. It is hard to imagine any other review system offering so much value for such a reasonable price. My Personal Counselor was always available to offer study tips and encouragement throughout this difficult process. I am grateful to him for all his help.
The Gleim Review System allowed me to study at my own pace by breaking the study units into concise, logical sub-units. The formatting was easy to follow and understand. Additionally, I felt like the information that I studied matched up to the content on the exam, for the first time. Gleim helped me feel confident in the material I was studying, as well as dispel the mystery and intimidation of test day by providing a mock test in the Review System. Everyone learns differently, but if you need a structured study plan and a support system then Gleim is for you. I used other preparatory materials in the past and felt a general sense of confusion and lack of direction on test day. However, with Gleim, I had a schedule, a study plan, preparation tips, and a support staff that was always available to help me reach my goal. After several failed attempts using other materials, I made the switch to Gleim, and passed all four parts on my first try. I cannot express how grateful I am to have found this company; Gleim delivered beyond my expectations.
Morgan Hopkins, CPA
I chose to use Gleim based on positive feedback that I received from my boss at the time. I liked that Gleim was a self study program that fit
around my full-time work schedule. The books were easy to read, which made the material easy to follow and understand. Additionally, there
were plenty of test questions to study. The process was not easy by any means, but by utilizing all aspects of the material and practicing relentlessly, I was able to pass all four parts in just over a year while still maintaining a full time job and family. Thanks Gleim! AUD 75, BEC 76, REG 87, FAR 78
Danny Zwieg, MBA, CPA
I attended the University of South Florida where several accounting professors incorporated Gleim's materials into their classes. I was impressed with the affordability of the Gleim CPA Review System. The information was very thorough and covered all the necessary information. Additionally, the ability to set my own study schedule allowed me to work full time, volunteer, and still pass all four sections. Gleim's materials were very effective in preparing me for the exam.
The Gleim System worked well for me because it allowed me to adjust how much I studied based on the changes in my day-to-day responsibilities. The Gleim methodology clearly works. At first, I did not even know how to start preparing, but by following Gleim's plan, I was ready for each test. I would recommend Gleim for its ability to prepare you for the CPA exam, and for it's incredible price. If I decide to pursue a CIA designation, I will use Gleim again.
Gleim helped me create an organized study plan to stay on track through the various sections. I was able to easily adjust my study plan when I
needed to, which is extremely beneficial when trying to balance work, school, and studying. Also, I tend to procrastinate, so the due dates
Gleim set up for me worked as a great motivational factor to stay on track.
Gleim's organization and structure makes it easier to handle such a large workload for each test. Additionally, Gleim shows you exactly how
you're performing before you take the exam, so you will have a great idea of how prepared you are on exam day. I have already told people in
my firm of the success I've had with Gleim. My words of advice to anyone would be that if you follow the steps Gleim provides, and you are
doing well on the practice exams, you will succeed! For myself, there was a direct correlation between how I was doing on the practice exams and how I performed on the actual CPA exam. If you take the time and follow Gleim's recommendations, you will pass the CPA exam! I would use Gleim for any other certification I needed or wanted in the future.
Thanks again to everyone at Gleim! You have a great program and it's the reason I am finally done with the CPA exam!!
I sat for the CPA exam around 6 years ago, just after I graduated college. The firm I worked for at the time purchased my materials through a different provider, but I was unsuccessful in passing more than one part on the first attempt. The Gleim materials really stand apart due to their huge test bank of questions and their practice exams. Overall, the variety of questions Gleim has is an accurate reflection of what is tested. Additionally, my personal counselor was there every step of the way to help me overcome my obstacles and figure out the best plan of attack.
I am thankful to Dr. Gleim and the Gleim team because of the kind support I received throughout my studies. I used the Gleim Review System for both the CMA and the CPA exams. I most recently completed all four sections of the Certified Public Accountant Exam, on my first attempt, and averaged a score of 86. Once again, thanks to you all. (AUD - 91, BEC - 86, FAR - 85, REG - 82)
Soji Varghese, CMA, Oman
As my signature now reflects, I am a licensed CPA thanks to Gleim. One of the primary advantages of using Gleim is that, by the time I actually sat for the exams, I was not nervous because I had grown accustomed to the screens and the countdown timer. I could not have done it without Gleim; the materials set me up to successfully pass all four parts of the exam.
Rob Hochschild, CPA
The Gleim Review System was a great product! It made me feel comfortable when I sat for the exam. Gleim has a comprehensive system that made sure I knew all the topics that could be covered on the exam. Another asset was the amazing test bank of practice questions.
Gleim was great! The materials allowed me to go at my own speed and spend more time on sections that needed more focus. Gleim keeps track of your progress and is able to tell you which chapters you need work on. My favorite part of Gleim was the Exam Rehearsal, which I took before each of my tests. I buckled down and was able to focus on the topics that needed the most review. I passed all of my tests on the first try! If I had to do it over again, I would gladly use Gleim.
The Gleim Review System is fantastic! The introduction book, System for Success, explains everything you need to know about each of the
exams, and how to successfully prepare for them. I had a ton of questions regarding the exams answered by reading that book, and I would
highly recommend reading it before starting the study process. The review courses are set up very well and have a ton to offer. The three phases (assessment, knowledge transfer, application) are set up brilliantly. I would consistently score in the 60s on my pre-tests and after completing the knowledge transfer and taking self-study quizzes I would score in the 80s-100 on my post-tests. The thing that I liked the best about Gleim is that while there is a recommended study strategy,
you are free to customize it to what works best for you. The layout of the review system components is the exact same format as the actual
exam, so there are no surprises come exam day. The material coverage was thorough, and the full length practice exams are a really useful feature. I never felt surprised or unprepared on exam day. What I would (and have been) telling friends who asked about Gleim is that if you're willing to put the work in, you WILL pass using Gleim.
I am so incredibly happy with the Gleim system and the company in full. I cannot possibly express how impressed and how satisfied I am with this company. I had started my CPA exam studies using another company and I failed both of the exams that I took using those materials. I know that it's not uncommon for candidates to fail an exam the first time around, however, I KNEW the material. I studied extremely hard and I felt like I was beyond ready for those exams. After failing the second exam, I decided that I had to make a change. I found out about Gleim through the AICPA's This Way to CPA website. I bought the materials based on the reviews and the price. Using Gleim, I passed one of the exams that I had previously failed as well as the next two exams. On top of how amazing the study material is, the website is always functioning, the support team is always available and helpful. Plus, every employee is fast to respond and to help. I am SO HAPPY with Gleim on every single level.
I just wanted to say 1,000 times thank you!! I passed FAR! I got a 93!! The Gleim Instruct videos were excellent. It does make a big difference to have those videos. It reduced the time I had to spend reading the book, and it was much easier to understand the concepts.
The Gleim study materials accurately reflected the type of information tested on all of the CPA exams; it is a great product. It is offered at an affordable price and counselors are there as you need them. After taking the exam for the first time, the mystery of it was removed. Gleim was a big part of my success in passing the CPA exams. I had used Gleim to pass all three parts of the EA exam on my first try. Gleim provides a great product at a more than affordable price. For anyone that prefers to study on their own for the CPA Exam, Gleim is hands down the best product out there. It provides clear and succinct information to help prepare candidates
for their exams.
Jeffrey Valentino, EA, CPA
GREAT NEWS....I passed all 4 sections of the CPA exam on my first attempt by using Gleim to prepare. I feel that Gleim has excellent prep materials, and that it is quite similar to the content and format of the actual exams.
The Gleim Online Review System is the best form of education I have ever come across. The online study planner, the personal counselors, and not to forget the 'Study Sessions' are extremely useful tools for preparations. Personal Counselors are so approachable and extremely willing to help. The online Review System's "Performance Analysis" section helps you focus on weaker areas and gives concept clarity with the right number of MCQs required for understanding. The system provides you a wholesome experience such that there are no last minute surprises in the examination center. It's just all the preparation you need!
Jinal Desai, CPA, India
It has been thirteen years since I graduated college, so I expected my exam preparation process to require extra work. Not only did the Gleim Review System do an outstanding job in bringing my knowledge base up to par, it also provided a structured program to keep me on track and hone the time management skills needed to do well on the tests. I believe that my scores would have been significantly lower, and the time frame for passing the exam would have been much longer, had I not used the Gleim materials. I would not hesitate in recommending this system to others. Thanks to Gleim, I was able to pass all four sections on the first attempt in a nine month period. FAR-85, AUD-85, BEC-81 and REG-87
I would like to thank Dr. Gleim and his team for making the CIA and CPA Review Systems! I purchased preparation materials for both exams and was able to pass all 3 CIA exams and 4 CPA exams on the very first attempt, save for Regulation, which I passed on my second try. Despite the overwhelming nature of the information, the Gleim materials covered each subject thoroughly and really helped me in understanding difficult points. I am pretty sure I will use Gleim materials to maintain my certifications, so thank you very much again!
Askar Kantarbayev, Internal Audit Manager, Eurasian Group LLP, Astana, Kazakhstan
The Gleim CPA Review System is incredible. There was not one question on any of my exams that had not been covered by the Gleim study materials. There are more than enough multiple choice questions to practice and the task-based simulations are very similar to what one will see on the actual exam. Additionally, the Personal Counselor answered all of my questions throughout the process, which helped relieve the stress of taking the exam. I will be using Gleim for my next certification, the CIA, as well as for my CPE needs. Thanks Gleim Team!
Jacki York, CPA
The Gleim Review was beneficial because it allowed me to set my own schedule. It is a self motivated and self paced program, which I enjoyed very much. The counselors are very nice and an immense help. If you have any questions about the materials, Gleim is prompt at answering. I am definitely going to use Gleim for CPE courses and other certifications in the future.
Justine Berger, CPA
If it wasn't for the Gleim review, I am certain that I would still be busy studying. The next exam I plan to conquer is the Enrolled Agent exam. I just wanted to thank Gleim for all the support and
Karoline Zeldag, CPA
The reason that I chose the Gleim system was that I had used other Gleim products in the past, specifically the FAA knowledge test books for the private pilot exams. I passed the knowledge test for private pilot exams with flying colors, and felt well prepared by using the Gleim materials. When it came time to take the CPA exams I knew that Gleim was comprehensive and covered a vast majority of the topics. Gleim is great for Aviation, and great for the CPA exams. If you are on the fence about taking the CPA exams, make the decision to take them as soon as possible, and know that Gleim is a great system to help you accomplish your goal. I couldn't be happier with my decision to use Gleim (BEC - 89, AUD - 94, FAR - 88, and REG - 90).
John Clifford, CPA
Gleim provides a great overview of each topic to be covered on the CPA exam. One helpful feature is the percent pass rate for the practice exams. I used this to guide me as to which sub-study units needed more in-depth review. I appreciated the ability to customize the practice exams because I was able to choose questions I had missed before or questions I had not seen. The personnel at Gleim are very responsive. When I submitted a question, most of them were answered with 24 hours. The more complex issues had references in their responses to the specific study units. Additionally, there were explanations to help comprehension. My brother recommended Gleim for me to use to study for the CPA exam, and I would recommend this product to anyone getting ready to start taking the exams. Anyone trying to take the CPA without a review system will have a harder time passing and being prepared for all the different topics and areas. Because I was successful with Gleim, I would use their review system in the future for other certifications.
I am finally a CPA thanks to Gleim. I was skeptical in the beginning, but after trying the review system, I knew it was exactly what I needed. The lectures are straight to the point. I had a personal counselor guide me, give me advice, and support me on my path to becoming a CPA. I loved the personal attention I received every time I hit a road block. After using
the review system, I actually felt ready and was not nervous on exam day. To anyone looking for a program to use to pass the CPA, just use Gleim, you will not regret it.
Shmuel Paltiel, CPA
When I began the CPA journey I had no idea where to go or how to start. Gleim really made it easy for me to feel confident in my goals of passing. I really had an emotional roller coaster ride with the ups and downs of both passing and failing, but my counselor was always there to
help me to get reestablished in what I knew I could do... pass. The Gleim System was truly helpful in making sure that I had a grasp on each
section, and focused on the comprehension of all section information in each part. I feel like this helped me to become a better accountant all
around; not only did it help in the exam, but it also helped at my current accounting job. I would certainly recommend the Gleim system to everyone that wants to build the knowledge base and comprehension necessary for passing the CPA!
Rudolph Munoz, CPA
The Gleim Review system was a wonderful tool I used in passing the CPA exam. It has the perfect balance of structure and freedom, which allowed
me to have a game plan, but also gave me the flexibility to study at my own pace. I enjoyed the fact that the Gleim system was not overwhelming. It is structured in such a way that you don't feel as if you cannot complete a section. The breakdown of the study units made it
always seem like you were making accomplishments. This made it easier to study everyday. I believe "you get what you put into something" and the
review system is your guide to help you put in the work. Additionally, the customer service was absolutely incredible. My personal counselor
was with me through every step of the way, updating me on new releases and checking in on me if I ever fell behind. I would definitely tell a
friend about the Gleim review system (in fact, I already have). Also, I will definitely look into the Gleim CPE courses in the future. Thanks
Gleim for all the help.
Shayne Breaux, CPA
Gleim's breakdown into 20 units helped me to schedule my study time. I saved time not commuting to a live review by doing the self-study method. I always emphasize to CPA candidates the cost for Gleim (on target), and my personal counselor that would help.
Cathy Caton, CPA
The Gleim review system was the best product I could have ever purchased. In the beginning of my journey I thought I needed to purchase the most expensive product in order to guarantee passing on the first try. That was not the case at all! I purchased three other review systems and took three parts of the exam and failed them each twice! Finally, a co-worker told me to try Gleim because he noticed that I was studying all day and night and he couldn't believe that I wasn't passing my exams. I purchased one section of Gleim and passed it the first time! Of course, I purchased the other sections and passed them all! I will definitely recommend Gleim to all CPA candidates. Take my advice: More Expensive does not mean it's better! You can get your CPA faster and actually learn something using the Gleim system!
Latosha Williams, CPA
Gleim benefited me personally by preparing me enough to only take each test once, while presenting material in a more concise way than the other leading study program. Whereas other study programs would present 100+ questions per chapter, Gleim was more like the actual test by presenting only 20 questions per round. It breaks the material up enough to not be overwhelming, but still adequately prepare you. I felt less overwhelmed with studying, and more prepared for the actual test setting than many of my fellow students and friends did. I recommend Gleim to anyone who asks about study programs.
I was able to study throughout the day, at the times I wanted to, as well as, at the pace I wanted to. I found the audio (for your Ipod) extremely useful since I could listen to it while getting ready for work in the morning. Also, I liked that there were three different simulations for each study unit, and a very large selection of multiple choice questions. The study system is very useful, and really helped me prepare for the separate exams. The setup of the online multiple choice and simulations shows you exactly what to expect (time wise, computer setup) for the actual exam. With Gleim, you are given a structure to follow, in order to help you study and consistently go through the material; I found this very helpful and it allowed me to plan my studying accordingly. Overall, the program really helped and was worth the money. I like the CPE opportunities, which will go with my CPA certification. If I were to pursue another certification such as the CMA, I would definitely consider using Gleim.
When I was studying for CPA exams, other students told me that Gleim is comprehensive in a way and you will have to read everything. Reading everything was what helped me during exams and clearing them all in first attempt itself. For a student who has not studied in USA, the easy-to-understand language was really helpful and didn't have to waste time on extra materials. I would tell my friends and colleagues to go for it without even thinking once.
Abbas Habib Malana, Kuwait
In 2013, I decided to take the steps needed to get my CPA certification. Having graduated from undergrad with a finance degree in 1993 and done
some research on the requirements, I knew that this would not be an easy task. Some colleagues that I respect recommended the Gleim Review System and I am glad that I took their advice. I was able to pass the exam on the first try and strongly recommend the Gleim Review System. I found that the materials were not only useful for review purpose, but also helpful as learning tools for new or previously uncovered material. In particular, I found that the Gleim multiple choice questions were consistently much more difficult than the questions experienced on the
exam. That extra level of difficulty forced me to work harder to ensure that I had a firm grasp of the subject matter and prepared me for the
exams. From a service standpoint, the personal counselors were always helpful and responsive; and the Gleim support team answered technical
questions quickly and thoroughly. I plan on using Gleim for maintaining my CPE credits and will strongly recommend the program to my friends and
colleagues. Thank you Gleim!
For me, the CPA exams are all about preparation. Gleim Review offers the most comprehensive and flexible multiple choice question review. It
is designed for the applicant to tailor practice exams specifically to the needs of the applicants. It is clear, and the content selection process matches the chapter review layout. Applicants are able to target their weak areas, and test and prepare until strengthened. Simply outstanding. The CPA exams are among the most difficult exams one will take in professional life, and the only certain way to pass these exams is to prepare, and train, and be prepared for the unusual and unfamiliar. Gleim Review is an excellent method for the CPA exam review and I would recommend it to all applicants.
The Gleim Review System provided me with the tools and knowledge to pass all four sections of the CPA exam on my first attempt. The information provided was very well organized and thorough. The system, as a whole, made me feel very prepared going in to each exam. The benefits of the system far outweigh the cost and purchasing all four sections at once was a great value. A co-worker of mine utilized [a competitor] and it made me realize even more the value of the Gleim system. One section of [the competitor's product] cost about the same as all four sections from Gleim. Yes, I have already recommended Gleim to two of my co-workers who are considering sitting for the CPA exam.
Jordan Medlin, CPA
The Gleim CPA Review System was very beneficial, it gave me the tools I needed to succeed. I really like the personal counselor option, great to know if I had a question you were one email or phone call away. I also liked the review set up. It really helped me learn the information by providing countless questions and simulations. I'm not a person who can watch lectures for 4 hours straight so the 30 minute lectures were awesome, I actually retained the information. I also loved that you could sort the questions you wanted to take, seeing new questions really helped! I would tell colleagues to buy Gleim over any competitor, you will pass if you follow their plan! I have already told my coworkers and anyone else willing to listen to me. I also tell them I wish I started with Gleim first, would have saved a lot of money and hassles!
LaWanna Holiday, CPA
Having just finished the fourth and final CPA exam, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Gleim Publications, Inc. for the great service and study material. I followed the directions in the Gleim study guide and passed all four exams with ease. To some, the study material may appear more comprehensive than the exam. This may be true, however I believe that gaining a deeper understanding of the coursework helps exam candidates to generalize more and therefore test better. The material also helps candidates master vocabulary and terminology that is important to career function and development. Thank you Gleim for a great experience.
I would like to thank everyone at Gleim for their help and support in passing the CPA exam, especially the personal counselors who are such an integral part of the Gleim experience. After a year of struggling through the FAR exam with another review program, I decided to give Gleim a try. I was immediately impressed by the organized and structured nature of the Gleim Review System. Once I switched to Gleim, I was able to pass all 4 sections of the exam in less than a year. I would highly recommend Gleim to anyone studying for the exam (in fact, I already have!). And, given my extremely positive experience, I will not hesitate to use other Gleim products, especially for my CPE hours.
The Gleim self-study system turned out to be one of the best investments I have made in better positioning myself for the future. The structure of the study units is well-designed in that you have to challenge yourself with a quiz right from the beginning. Although I received rather low scores on these initial quizzes, they helped me to learn the material as well as helped me to understand the importance of learning how to make educated guesses. The true-false quiz was also an important part of the learning process. By taking out the key sentences from the reading material and applying them in a question format before getting to the outline, I was able to understand which topics I should really be learning and remembering. I also found that the multiple choice questions and simulations in Gleim were actually more difficult than what I received on the test. The time management system was a huge help for me since I was able to use the extra time during the simulation to research topics I forgot to help me grab some extra points. My personal counselor was always quite helpful and I actually would received calls out of the blue from her asking about my progress. It was nice to know that somebody else was thinking of you while you undertook this very difficult test. I would most certainly recommend the Gleim system to anybody who wants to pass the CPA. I passed each test the first time with an average score for all four of around 87 (FAR - 84, REG - 83, AUD - 92, BEC - 87).
Mark Whittemore, CPA
I spent half my time studying then half my time just taking practice tests. There are only so many ways the examiners can ask you the same information and Gleim covered it all. Practice, practice, and practice again with Gleim! Take the timed exams, *do* the simulations, put in the effort and you too will pass! Thanks for your help Gleim!
Gleim was amazing! I was able to study at my own pace. While others were doing [a competitor's] course with extremely long chapters, I was able to easily do a chapter a day after work because of the length of each section. It was more motivating to do a 30 page chapter rather than a 100 page chapter. Thank you so much!
I used Gleim to prepare for the CMA several years ago (the previous four exam format). I comfortably passed all four parts first time through. Last year, I again used Gleim for the CPA with the same result! So that is eight for eight using Gleim - I would say this system works!
I used the Gleim CPA Review to help me pass the CPA exam. The material was very thorough, and the suggested studying method really helped with keeping me focused. Online access is a big benefit for being able to study during traveling without having to carry review books. I would definitely recommend using the Gleim CPA Review to anyone wanting to pass the CPA exam.
The Gleim Review System allowed me to work at my own pace in a format that was conducive to my learning style. The Audio lectures were great for listening to while I traveled or doing chores around the house. I have recommended Gleim to a couple of my colleagues gearing up to take the exam.
Antionette Sehon, CPA
I am writing this review because I am one of those people who are skeptical about reviews, I decided to give It a try after reading the success stories, to my pleasant surprise it worked , I passed both the CIA and the CPA exams. I would not have passed without the Gleim Review System. The structure provided me all that I needed to succeed on the exam. The Personal Counselors exceeded my expectation. I have already recommended the Gleim Review System and will continue to refer it to all potential CIA and CPA candidates. I will continue completing the CPE requirements with Gleim.
Dan Ssozi, CIA, CPA
I'd like to thank the Gleim team for helping me passing the CPA exams from the first time while working full-time. Last week I passed the REG exam which was my last exam. Many thanks to all of you and best of luck. I'll recommend Gleim CPA products to any of my friends who is planning to study the CPA.
Mahmoud Saad, United Arab Emirates
While I was studying for my CPA, I utilized everything Gleim had to offer: I used the book while studying in my car during my lunch break (I enjoy the quietness and the sunshine); I listened to audio while walking around the neighborhood, doing yoga at home, or even cooking for my family; I spent about 2 hours a day (usually after dinner) in my room to concentrate on practicing the multiple-choice questions or simulations using the online system. I love Gleim Review System as I could always find the opportunity to study and never had a feeling that I was wasting my time (I even studied while selling girl scouts cookies). The online system is the best of all, it is so easy to use, and the setting is identical to the real exam. You can also pick your test questions using different options. Gleim has a very good test bank and my real exam questions were very similar to Gleim questions. And Gleim simulation seems to be hard, but prepared me very well for the exam. Thanks to Gleim, I passed all 4 sections the first sitting! I already recommended my co-workers to use Gleim, and I will also use Gleim for my CPE. Thanks and good luck to everyone!
F. Shen, NC
I have passed the last part of my CIA examination today and have qualified as a CIA. I have passed the CMA, CPA and CIA certification exams using Gleim. With adequate effort, Gleim (courseware and support) is a sure way to pass these exams.
Ramakrishna(Ram) Vasudevan, CIA, CMA
I found Gleim very convenient, very easy to understand, especially with the additional audio explanations and text provided. The feedback to questions was instant. I would tell friends and colleagues that I found Gleim extremely useful and having done the CPA Review as well, that is the best resource out there to ensure success on the first attempt if the study guide is followed.
Ivana Mathias, CPA, CIA, Canada
As I mentioned, "Gleims" as they were affectionately known as when I was an undergrad from 1980 - 84 were extremely helpful for the tougher core accounting courses at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. That is after I found out through the grapevine after my sophomore about "Gleims" being available in the reserve library. I say through the grapevine because due to the competitive nature of the discipline, other accounting students who knew about them were not readily willing to share this information. Accounting professors were tight-lipped also. Needless to say, I was very fortunate to find out about this best kept secret. Gleim was an invaluable resource that helped enable me to get through the accounting course work grind and launch into a successful career. I hope my son finds them just as valuable.
Joe L. Wusterbarth
After passing the first three sections of the exam with a competitor, and then failing my last section (REG) twice using that material, a friend recommended I try Gleim. I couldn't have been happier with that suggestion! After using the Gleim Test Prep study materials for 2 months, I successfully passed the last section of the exam on the first try while using Gleim! I fully support this program and encourage everyone to consider using Gleim to successfully pass the CPA exam.
When it comes to CPA study materials, dollar for dollar, Gleim is by far the best on the market! The designed study approach is top notch. Even after spending many years away I was able to pass each section on the first try by following their guidelines to success. Don't waste your money or time with any other product, get serious today and buy Gleim so you too can be a CPA!
Bradley B., CPA
I graduated college in August of 2002 and sat for the CPA exam when it was still paper. Well, I did not pass then and it has been 11 years since I studied for an accounting test. Gleim prepared me to pass all four sections. I passed AUD with a 93, BEC with a 91, FAR with a 90 and REG with an 82. With any study program it is getting into a rhythm. Gleim helps you establish a routine. To me, the best parts are the online questions and simulations that give you a feel for the actual exam. By using Gleim, the most difficult part of the exam process was waiting for the score.
Gleim was instrumental in helping me to achieve a 97 on my first exam section (AUD) and I now have that much more confidence in being able to prepare for - and pass - the remaining exams. Thank you Gleim!
The Gleim system works! I passed REG with a score of 86. I followed the system as outlined and it worked. Gleim's review questions were rigorous enough and I was more than prepared to pass the REG section. I did not find the Gleim system lacking in any way! am preparing for FAR next. I feel so confident (and grateful) that I have a review system that I can use that will help me to pass on the first attempt. The CPA exam takes a lot of time and energy. I am glad that whatever energy and time I put into studying with the Gleim system, it's time very well spent. Thank you Gleim!
Clarissa D. Wilkerson, Northern Virginia Community College (Loudoun Campus)
I have passed FAR with a 93, and REG with an 88 using your systems. They rock!
As a working person with a child at home, the Gleim system was ideal. It's broken down into manageable sections so I could make the best use of frequent, short study periods. The extensive multiple-choice practice questions and practice simulations made me feel prepared and confident going into each exam. As a result, I passed all four sections on the first attempt!
My favorite thing about Gleim is their massive multiple-choice test bank. Each question includes a good explanation of why the right answer is correct and why the other choices are wrong. I spent a lot of time doing the multiple-choice questions. They exposed me to elements of the exams that I did not see in my other review course. Also,you can setup the multiple choice questions to only cover specific topics, which is very helpful when you are struggling with a particular area. I used Gleim for each of the four sections and scored a 99 on my Auditing section. It is a great value.
I took a competitor and hated it when I was preparing for the exam. Someone told me about Gleim and I studied for all four parts with the
text. This gave me the depth and detail knowledge that was needed to pass. I scored as high as 88 on the law section and in low 80's on others. I
attribute my success on the exam to the Gleim Review and it also helped me in the Masters Program
M. Kent Thompson, MBA, CPA
Just want to say thank you to the accounting professionals that helped answer questions while using your CPA test prep and simulation software. I recently passed my last exam (AUD 93, FAR 80, BEC 86, REG 87), and I highly recommend your product to any CPA candidate out there!
I will definitely recommend Gleim to others. Gleim gave me everything I needed to sit for and pass all 4 parts of the CPA exam. It was inexpensive and I was able to study on my own schedule which worked perfectly for me since I work full-time and am a parent as well.
Nicole Plain, CPA
I passed the CPA exam a few months ago. I always share the great experience I had using Gleim, how helpful the study materials were to prepare me for each section, but especially the exceptional customer service and support I received from the awesome folks at Gleim.
Current Gleim products are really excellent. We can do multiple-choice questions wherever we want, using mobile devices. I spent time studying while commuting, at lunchtime, waiting the line, etc. Gleim will help you with your deep understanding of each topic. I think Gleim is slightly more difficult than other materials. I am thinking of also taking CMA in future, so Gleim CMA review will be strong advantage. Gleim is kind of my lucky charm - using Gleim, I passed a section each window (three in a row), even BEC which I cannot count how many times I failed previously.
Tae Nagino, CPA ( not in public practice)
I did not use Gleim when I first started studying for the CPA exams. Before I started using Gleim, I failed three tests consecutively. I had to reassess my system because I was doing something wrong and running out of time. I was working full time and studying every other minute I had. It turns out I was not using review information that was in depth enough to pass the exams and I did not understand the material to a sufficient level. My concern was paying for a more expensive review system, but I found quickly that the price of Gleim was reasonable, and I was spending much less money than if I had kept failing exams. I did not fail anymore exams once I started using Gleim. I still had to put hard work and long hours into studying, but now I had the right tools to study with. With Gleim, I passed FAR the very first time I took the exam! My counselor was there with me throughout the whole process. He called to make sure I had everything I needed to be successful and he really cared and wanted me to pass the exams. It was nice having someone who understands how difficult the tests are cheering me on. On exam day, I recognized all of the major topics I was tested. What a great feeling!
Thank you, Gleim! I was able to pass all four parts of the CPA Exam using only Gleim. The study plan works if you follow it.
I just passed my last exam - all on the first attempt. I remember one question on BEC, and one on REG, that I could not remember studying. Other than that, I felt very comfortable with the questions on the exams and felt that Gleim provided me with all the information I needed to pass. The price was right too. As an older Candidate who graduated many years ago, I knew that I would really rely on my study program to prepare me. Gleim did not let me down. Thank you, Gleim!!!
Helen Burke, CPA
It helped me use my valuable time efficiently and prepare for the exam well despite my busy schedule at school and later at work. Extremely helpful was that Gleim provided steps which I would follow, and the enormous material covered in the exam did not seem so enormous any more. Also, the counselor was very helpful by providing a feedback on my performance. It helped me save some time, as I was worried that I was not ready yet, but the counselor's assurance that my performance indicated that I was ready to take the exam gave me confidence and I passed all 4
exams the first time. Moreover, Gleim is very affordable. I would highly recommend the Gleim review course.
I would recommend the Gleim program to anyone looking for a study program for the CPA exam and would personally use it again if I continue on to pursue another licensure. I would also recommend buying the program directly from Gleim to take advantage of their guarantee to see you through the process until you successfully pass. When I failed the REG portion of the exam, I received the updated materials hassle-free from their staff. I was also impressed with how immediate the initial and continued support was from their staff.
I passed the final part of my exam in July. I found out early August. With Gleim only, I passed them all on the first try!
When I first started thinking about the CPA exam, I had no idea which study materials I would choose. I eventually decided to use Gleim because
of its low cost. I am so thankful I chose Gleim because without it, I don't think I would have enjoyed the same success that I did on the exam.
Gleim's outlines and large bank of practice questions made me feel confident and prepared for each part. I was able to have the exam passed
before I began working full time which impressed the partners of my firm. Gleim's staff was very helpful and always willing to answer any
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I used Gleim products to pass the CPA exam. I was able to pass each of the four sections on my first attempt using the Gleim study system. The
study books outline the important information, and the multiple choice questions and simulations reinforce the topics likely to be on the actual CPA exam. I felt prepared as I entered the exam knowing I had used a comprehensive study program.
Thanks to Gleim, I have passed what I thought would be my most difficult section on the first try. Gleim gave me the material and information needed to succeed.
I passed all four sections of the exam! First try. AUD 89, BEC 87, FAR 89, REG 81
BEC Was my final section. Just found out I passed! Passed all four sections on my first attempt within a 4 month time period. THANK YOU GLEIM! Will definitely be recommending to friends! FAR: 84, AUD: 78, REG: 86, BEC: 89.
It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that I passed the BEC exam on 08/07/2013 with a score of 90. With this I have completed all parts of my CPA exam within a period of 1 year. Thanks a lot Gleim for the great course that you have provided because of which I could sail through smoothly. You guys have done a great job. I have completed CPA, CIA as well as CMA exams using Gleim. Keep up the good job.
Jay Sen, Dubai
Thank You to Team Gleim for helping me succeed in passing all four sections of the CPA Exam on my first try and under a year. Gleim was the key to my success. I found the Review System to be very comprehensive and the study material was excellent. The system was substantially less expensive than the other providers. I will definitely recommend Gleim to any candidate.
I just received my FAR scores on the second of August and I have passed. This was my last part and I have qualified as a CPA. My scores were BEC-82;AUD-91;REG-77 and FAR-94. I have passed all the parts in my first try. I was confident that the Gleim materials would be adequate. But I still had a few queries on the topics covered which I referred to you. You were extremely prompt in processing my queries and I usually got my reply from the research team within two days. I also had some doubts regarding exam taking strategies as I got closer to the exam which I addressed to you. It is these little bits of assistance which goes a long way in tackling a tough exam like the CPA. I think of myself as traveler in a hard journey called CPA and you as my well wishers always wishing me success.
Ramakrishna (Ram) Vasudevan
Passed REG (86), FAR (84) and AUD (78) on first attempt thanks to Gleim! Haven't taken BEC yet, but I am hoping it will follow the same pattern! Very satisfied with the review program.
I have used Gleim to prepare for all of my exams without supplementing any other study materials such as [competitor name] or [competitor name]. I have loved using Gleim! It has given me the opportunity to learn so much about each subject and topic that I will use beyond my examination date and time. This will benefit me in my career progression without question. I would recommend Gleim to anyone.
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I passed the EA Part 1 Individuals today. Gleim materials are amazing. This makes 10 exams in a row passed with Gleim! 1 more and I am done.
John Dykeman, CMA, CPA
I have to say that I never thought I would have passed all four sections on the first try. Gleim was key to my success. I am a Gleim supporter for life because if it can help me pass it can help anyone! Scores were Fin (81) Bus (88) Aud (83) Reg (77).
I can't tell you how much I appreciated the Unit Summaries of Core Concepts. It helped so much to review those in the couple days prior to taking the exams. The summaries provided an overarching view of the concepts and brought clarity to the subject matter as a whole. With three little kids and a job, these summaries were the best addition I can think of to the Gleim materials, to make my studying most effective...and successful. Thanks!
Each chapter was well organized with clearly defined headings that made it very easy for me to navigate the material with expedience and efficiency. Even the most technical, detailed material was conveyed in a clear and concise manner that made the absorption of long-forgotten concepts and computational processes into memory much less painful than I had anticipated. What's more is that the personal counselors with whom I had been communicating via e-mail were articulate, informed, and ready in an instant to provide answers to all of my questions. Overall, Dr. Gleim's unique mix of online and book reviewing processes help to make the Gleim system perhaps the most cutting-edge within the exam preparation industry.
I passed auditing section on first attempt. Having only taken a five week online auditing course in all my undergrad and grad education, I relied heavily (almost exclusively) on the Gleim books and online multiple choice question to pass the exam. It worked!
Thank you, Gleim, for helping me to complete the CPA examination process quickly. After many months of preparation and multiple attempts using a different review provider, I remained one exam away from completing the CPA examination process. Financial Accounting and Reporting was my nemesis. I enrolled in the Gleim CPA Review in order to master the Simulations section of the FAR exam. Thanks to the training and practice with Gleim, with which I focused on simulations, I passed FAR with an 81 and with a "stronger" performance on the Simulations section.
I was guided by Gleim step by step towards the ultimate target of passing the exam with sufficient knowledge to handle the real life situations which is expected out of a professional passing the exam. Using the Gleim system, I gained confidence to address any king of unknown question or situation to think logically and apply the knowledge. I will strongly recommend Gleim as I tried another package. There is no comparison.
Kulothungan Sachi, Dubai, UAE
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.
Lisa from MN
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
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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
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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 textbook; 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
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 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
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."
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 laptop 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