So you got a 74, huh? We know, it's a crushing feeling
and if you're within passing by just 2 or 3 points (as opposed to
getting a 60), a 74 can feel like the end of the world. But don't let a
failing score scare you away from your goal of CPA licensure as failure
is sort of written in to the entire experience. If the CPA Exam
were easy, everyone would be CPAs and we would be out of business!
The strategy for
retaking a failed exam depends a lot on how you did. For a 70 - 74, though you didn't pass your score shows that you have an excellent command of the information and only need a little more practice to nail a75 or above. Your first step is to submit a reapplication to your stateboard or CPAES and get a new Notice to Schedule for that exam. The sooner you do this the better as the material is still fresh in your
If you have a different exam scheduled,
try to put it off. If you are unable to reschedule your other exam
without penalties, you can go ahead and study for that one as well but at a minimum try to push that new exam off until the very last minute onyour current NTS if you can. More information on the CPA
here. Read more.