Earlier today, NASBA sent a communique from its Twitter account that they knew, or at least should have known, was going to get people worked up:
We’ve had many ?s about the time of the score release. Since this is the first time releasing scores with the new Gateway system, we cannot pinpoint an exact time of the release. We will provide updates as we know more information. Stay tuned! Thank you for your patience .
— NASBA (@NASBA) March 7, 2018
Oh, man. The subtext of “Thank you for the your patience” screams, “HAVE MERCY ON US, YOU BLOODTHIRSTY PSYCHOS, PLEASE.”
But that silent plea for compassion fell flat for Anxious CPA Exam Taker Twitter:
Will the release still be this evening? Or sometime in the next few days?
— Maddy (@kruntzie) March 7, 2018
Hoping for the planned date does not sound very promising…
— Kindsey (@Lindzzk) March 7, 2018
Y does it have to be a secret? Most test takers have jobs & are anxious enough about receiving scores as it is. Gateway is a disappointment.
— Dustin Scott (@dc_scott) March 7, 2018
hoping?! after you already changed the date on us once brooooo come on this is so unfair
— bp (@b_Piks) March 7, 2018
That doesn’t clear it up. March 8th tonight? Or March 8th tomorrow?
— Stefan Linge (@stefanlinge) March 7, 2018
Is this some sort of sick joke?
— Bryce Arnett (@BryceArnett4) March 7, 2018
You guys really need to start thinking of customer service for the candidates! At this point with technology, this shouldn’t be hard!! You make this process unbearable for candidates!
— JP (@JPTweetsNYC2017) March 7, 2018
Y’all rolling out the new gateway pic.twitter.com/lW4DLQlB4N
— Miki (@MikeSlush) March 7, 2018
This whole situation is worth it just for that image.
Incredibly, we did stumble upon one compassionate user:
Thank you for your hard work and updates. I’m sure you are just as frustrated as we are since you are having to deal with the angry mobs and barrage of messages.
— Angela Hughes (@Ghostmaid) March 7, 2018
That’s about as good as it gets, NASBA. If you don’t get the scores out on time, can’t you just blame it on the snowstorm? I suggest you get creative.
See also: NASBA MAKES PEOPLE MAD