When I was a candidate, I had no study plan. I was basically bumbling my way through the syllabus without help or advice. That’s one of the reasons why working on 300 Hours is so great – I get to help current candidates plan for their own study plan, and share the mistakes I made so that they don’t fall into the same ones!
We’ve posted on study plans before, including a lot of info from Sophie:
- 300 Hours’ Rough Guide to a Solid CFA Study Plan
- 4 Steps to Effective CFA Studying During the Work Week
- A Simple Tweak to Becoming More Disciplined in Your CFA Prep
- The Secret to Balancing CFA Studies and Work
As you know, the results for the June 2013 Level I and II exams are out, and hence registration is now open for June 2014. We outline all the key updates you’ll need to know for your upcoming exams, not just for June 2014, but also for our December 2013 readers too.
Bookmark this post or print it out, and use it to remind you of the few but important dates in your CFA schedule!
If you’re a Dec 2013 candidate, I hope you’ve registered and according to our schedule, are well into your prep by now! As we’ve detailed before, it makes a lot of sense to make sure you’re fully registered before the second deadline, as the fees will increase sharply after that.
Second fee schedule deadline to register for the December exam
Final fee schedule deadline to register for the December exam
Final deadline for disability and religious alternate date accommodation requests
December 2013 mock exams becomes available
Test center change request deadline
Exam admission tickets become available
One of the most popular questions in the past few days in our 300 Hours Forum is when should candidates start studying for the exam. I’ve always started after New Year’s Day, which gives me about 5 months to study. Sophie has recommended 6 months of study here and here, so at 5 months you may have to work a little bit harder to catch up.
June 2014 exam registration opens
First fee schedule deadline for the June 2014 exam
Supplemental study tools (mock exams & topic-based practice assessments) become available
If you’ve got a question for us, you can start a thread in the 300 Hours Forum, or simply comment below!