AICPA Score Release Schedule 2014: Time Table and FAQ

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AICPA Score Release Time Table

The date indicated below is the date NASBA releases the score to the State Boards of Accountancy. The score is typically released during business hours one day before in the US. In other words, if you are in the first wave for 1Q 2014, you can get your score as early as Feb 4.

First Quarter 2014

If you take the test by Your Score will be released by
Jan 20 Feb 4
Feb 14 Feb 25
Feb 28 March 10 or 18*

* If AICPA receives the exam data file on or before the last date of the testing period (Feb 28 in Q1), then the score will be released on March 10. Otherwise the score will be released on March 18.

Second Quarter 2014

If you take the test by Your Score will be released by
Apr 20 May 5
May 15 May 23
May 31 June 9 or 18*

* If AICPA receives the exam data file on or before the last date of the testing period (May 31 in Q2), then the score will be released on June 9. Otherwise the score will be released on June 18.

Source: AICPA blog

AICPA Score Release By State

These links to bring you directly to the page:

AL | AK | AZ | ARCA | CO | CT | DE | FL | GA | HI | ID | IL | IN | IA | KS | KY | LA | ME | MD | MA | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NE | NV | NH | NJ | NM | NY | NC | ND | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VT | VA | WA | WV | WI | WY

Guam | Washington DC

Frequently Asked Questions

I Heard that People Get the Score On Different Days. Is that True?

Yes, mostly because of the following delays:

  • Some states may need 1-2 days of processing time for the AICPA score release. If you don’t see the score appear yet, don’t worry.
  • BEC – additional analysis may be required for Written Communication part of the exam and it may take up to one week following the target date to get your score.
  • In a few cases the score may need to undergo “scoring inquiry” that requires additional psychometric analysis.
  • Example of an extreme case: after Hurricane Sandy in early Nov 2012, the score was released almost a week behind schedule because the AICPA office was located in New Jersey and was affected by the storm.

Is There a Way to Know Exactly the AICPA Score Release Date?

No one can be 100% sure, but you can increase the chance of certainty by avoiding to take the exam on the cutoff date (i.e. Day 20, Day 45). It is best to give a two-day leeway, i.e. take the exam on Day 18 or before, or Day 43 or before.

But I Heard Scores were Released in Two Rounds?

It was the case prior to 2011. Since the Oct/Nov 2011 window scores have been released more quickly and frequently.

Are the Release Days the Same for International Exam Sites?

After October 1, 2011, scores for international candidates have been released on the same timeline as domestic scores. But you may experience one day delay due to the extra processing and validation required. For details check out this page on CPA exam international sites.

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