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July 1, 2016

Score Release Timeline for the 2016 July/August (Q3) and October/November (Q4) Testing Windows

The score release timetables below are for the July/August and October/November 2016 testing windows to help candidates plan their testing schedule.

Scores for the Uniform CPA Exam will be released by NASBA to candidates and state boards of accountancy based upon the target score release dates in the tables below. Note: Some boards of accountancy require at least one day beyond the published target release date in the table to process and release exam scores.

NASBA does not create the content of the Exam and is not responsible for grading and scoring the Exam.

July/August (Q3) Testing Window
If you take your test on or before:
And the AICPA receives your Exam data files from Prometric by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on:
Your score will be released by the target release date:
July 20
July 20
August 4
August 14
August 14
August 23
August 31
August 31
September 9
September 10
September 11
September 20
September 10
** After September 11
September 27

** The Exam data files the AICPA receives after September 11 will be included in the final target score release date.

October/November (Q4) Testing Window
If you take your test on or before:
And the AICPA receives your Exam data files from Prometric by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on:
Your score will be released by the target release date:
October 20
October 20
November 4
November 14
November 14
November 22
November 30
November 30
December 8
December 10
December 11
December 16
December 10
** After December 11
December 21

** The Exam data files the AICPA receives after December 11 will be included in the final target score release date.

Please Note:

  • The majority of the scores will be released on the target date. However, these dates are still targets, not a guarantee.
  • There are several factors that can influence the score release.
  • The target date reflects the day NASBA distributes scores to state boards of accountancy, and the turnaround required for each state may vary.
  • For the vast majority of candidates, the AICPA receives the Exam data files from Prometric within 24 hours after a candidate completes the Exam. The scores for the examination data files received after the AICPA cutoff dates will be in the subsequent scheduled target score release.
  • Some scores can be delayed due to a scoring inquiry that requires additional psychometric analysis.
  • Some candidates who take the BEC section might receive their scores about one week following the target release date due to additional analysis that might be required for the written communication tasks.

We encourage you to visit the Psychometrics and Scoring page and CPA Exam Score Release Timeline FAQs on the AICPA website for information about score release and the scoring process.