Monday, March 8, 2010

FAR-2 Lecture

43 days remaining
Mood - Tired
Study Time – 4.0 hours (300.5 total - FAR: 18.5 - BEC: 74.5 - REG: 118.0 - AUD: 89.5)
Scores:  AUD-94, REG-97, BEC-??

The class made more sense than my reading gave me.  I did pretty good on the in-class questions.  I'm hoping to get through several classes doing as good as the first class has.  I guess I'm just hoping I don't hit a wall like I did with BEC where I have to break my flow.  Plus, no one likes to feel stupid and BEC hit me like that in parts.  Granted, once I got it down I had it down, but there was always that nagging in the back of mind.  Anyhow, FAR is so far so good.  

I was being obsessive today with the Texas State Board website and checking the status of my BEC exam.  They do not show the confirmation that I took the BEC exam a week and a half ago.  This is unusual as my other two section showed up within two days.  Apparently others have had this slow response from the Texas board before.  I called them and they are looking into it.

After Post Edit:   I also passed the 300 hour mark in total study time tonight.  What a milestone.  300 hours is the equivalent of 7.5 40-hour work weeks or 12.5 24-hour days.  Can you imagine studying every minute of every day for 2 weeks?  Ugh.


  1. Wait! BEC was my first test to take so I dont know of this confirmation business! Where do I go?

  2. There isn't anything you have to do. Texas is not a NASBA state, so they have their own website, log-in, and other information. For my AUD exam I can see the following:

    On 10/06/2009 the Board received $ 15.00 in eligibility application fees for this section.
    On 10/13/2009 the Board received notification that a payment coupon was processed and sent to you by NASBA.
    On 10/14/2009 the Board received notification that an NTS was processed and sent to you by NASBA.
    On 11/18/2009 the Board received notification that you tested on 11/16/2009 in Austin.
    On 12/18/2009 the Board received an advisory score of 94. The score was ratified on 12/18/2009.

    This basically shows all the steps in the process for the AUD exam. For BEC they do not have me posted the 'you tested on XX/XX/2010' is all. For most people this isn't anything that is available, it is just something in Texas that I can see. It is probably nothing, but after dealing with this exam any bump in the road causes me to squirm a bit nervously.

  3. Sorry for my last comment sounding so rude. I typed it really quickly because I freaked out a bit :) I am also in Texas and see what you mean. Mine also does not show that I tested. I guess I should inquire about it as well? :/

  4. I was told that Texas can take up to two weeks to show it. I plan on calling back tomorrow to see what they know after my call today.