CPA Review

NC State’s MAC Program partners with Becker CPA Review to provide study materials to our students. Becker has earned strong track records of student success through superior teaching, curriculum and learning tools that enable students to develop the knowledge and performance skills necessary to pass their exams.

The NC State MAC Program’s goal is to have all members of each class complete and pass all parts of the CPA exam before they start work.  To do this, we offer a recommended schedule as to when to do your review and sit for the exams.

  • December/January – review for BEC, schedule BEC exam
  • January/February – sit for BEC exam
  •  March – schedule Audit, FAR & REG exams
  • April/May – review for Audit
  • May – sit for Audit exam
  • June – review for REG
  • Beginning of July – sit for REG
  • July/August – review for FAR
  • August – sit for FAR

First-time pass rate consistently above the national average

For the 2018 calendar year the national average first-time pass rate was 52.43%

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To meet this goal we offer CPA exam review resources available to all students.

Students accepting offers from firms paying for CPA exam review:

When you accept an offer of employment, the firm or company may offer to pay for your CPA exam review materials.  Becker CPA Review is often the company of choice by several firms.  To help you successfully complete this review, the MAC Program has coordinated with Becker to offer live review classes on campus. You will have the option to take these classes or to do Becker self-study.

Students accepting offers from firms not paying for CPA exam review or students without a job offer:

The MAC Program will give these students an allowance of money towards the cost of Becker CPA Exam Review . Students will be required to sign a contract with the MAC Program and will be required to complete the review online.

PLEASE NOTE: The program will continue to provide financial support towards CPA review materials for future classes. Full coverage is not guaranteed each year. 

Please read below for more detailed information on Becker.


Live Classes
This live classroom experience is ideal for candidates who thrive on personal interaction and feedback from instructors and peers. If you learn best in a scheduled, focused environment, our live class format is for you.

Self-Study format
For the on-the-go candidate with a changing schedule, our self-study format may be the way to learn. Through a dynamic, multi-media experience, you’ll have the freedom to learn at your own pace, anywhere, at any time.