The AICPA published its CPA Exam score release dates for the first half of 2021. We’ve gathered the dates here so you can see when you should receive your score after you sit for the exam. Mark it on your calendar!
The AICPA calls the dates NASBA releases scores to boards of accountancy “target dates.” Some boards may require at least one additional day beyond the published target date to process and release scores. This means you may not receive your CPA Exam score on these exact days, but you should expect to have it soon after.
Below are the target dates on which you could receive your score if you take the CPA Exam in the first half of 2021.
Q1-Q2 2021 CPA Exam Score Release Dates
|If you take your Exam on/before||Target score release date|
|January 23||February 9|
|February 15||February 23|
|March 10||March 18|
|March 31||April 9|
|April 23||May 11|
|May 16||May 25|
|June 8||June 16|
|June 30||July 13|
NOTE: Not all boards of accountancy receive their scores via the NASBA website. CA, IL, KY, MD, and ND candidates will receive scores from their board of accountancy’s website. All other states will obtain their scores from the NASBA candidate portal.
From what we can see for the first half of 2021, CPA Exam candidates can expect scores to release every 3-4 weeks.
The CPA Exam went through major changes in 2017, which brought fewer score release dates. The AICPA reduced the number of score release dates in the subsequent testing windows to give itself time to set standards and validate the CPA passing score after the CPA Exam updates.
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