First of all, good luck to all of you testing in this window. Here's to passing as many sections as you can in 2010!
Using the below background information for approximate score release dates, the 7th full week of testing would fall on the week of May 17th. Wave 1 cutoff is normally the 7th of the 2nd month, so in this case, Friday May 7th.
Starting a couple days before May 17th, you will want to keep an eye out for tweets from @NASBA and @cpaexamtweets or receive e-mail updates from the Score Release Group at CPA Exam Club (info below) as NASBA should tweet around 5/17 that a certain number of Wave 1 Scores have been released to them from the AICPA. This announcement sets the score release process in motion.
Within 24 hours of AICPA release notification, a few "early bird states" (CA, VA, IL and a few others...) will release their scores.
For "NASBA States", it generally takes NASBA 24-48 business hours to get the scores posted to their CPAES system. Once NASBA releases scores (around 10pm EST), several states (the NASBA States) will be released all at once. Several other states will release during this time as well, most via their own BOA site or via e-mail. The "snail mail states" follow to wrap up the Score Release Wave. There is no official score release order, but based on past history, the order appears to go BEC, REG, AUD & FAR. However, the last two windows have seen REG, AUD & FAR switch around a bit. If you give the AICPA a day between each section, that will push the last AICPA WAVE 1 section release into the week starting 5/24.
WAVE 1 Apr/May 2010 Window
Score Release Start - Week of May 17th
Score Release Finish - Week of May 24th
WAVE 2 Apr/May 2010 Window
2 Weeks after end of Window
(based on Oct/Nov '09 & Jan/Feb '10 windows)
Score Release Start - Week of June 14th
Score Release Finish - Week of June 21st
CPA EXAM SCORE RELEASE - BACKGROUND INFO
“The anticipated score
release dates for some exams taken in the first month of the testing window will be during the seventh week of the window. The remaining exams from the first month and all from the second month will be released two to three weeks after the end of the window...
Get all score release information for the Apr/May 2010 Window here:
Source: http://www.illinois-cpa-exam.com/files/brochure.pdf [ILBOA on page 4 of the document]