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Question: If we have problems with the material or the homework, how do we get help?
Answer: The NEAS faculty answer students’ questions about the material and homework. Post your questions in the appropriate module of the discussion forum.
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Answer: Yes, all course and exam issues can be discussed in this forum.
New England Actuarial Seminars is your solution to studying for your Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) exams. Candidates seeking to attain membership with the CAS, CIA, and/or SOA are required to complete the VEE requirements for economics, corporate finance, and applied statistics. This is in addition to passing exams and other membership requirements. Most candidates can receive VEE credit by showing that they have successfully completed (grade of B- or better) VEE-approved university or college courses. Actuaries work in life insurance, retirement systems, health benefit systems, financial and investment management and other emerging areas of practice. The majority of actuaries work within the insurance industry, although a growing number of actuaries work in other fields. Actuaries are an important part of the management team of the companies that employ them. Their work requires a combination of strong analytical skills, business knowledge and understanding of human behavior to design and manage programs that control risk.
Winter 2018 registration ended February 16th Late tuition payments still accepted
Spring 2018 registration will begin March 19th
Regression and Time Series have been now been approved until 6/30/18
***** Please note that April 27, 2018 is the final date a candidate can submit their application to the SOA for VEE credit for Regression and Time Series and still receive their ASA under the current curriculum. If a candidate takes the course after this date they can still use it for VEE credit but we cannot guarantee they will make it onto the ASA list before the new curriculum roles out 7/1/2018. This information was given to us by the SOA.
*****Keep in mind that in addition to passing the Regression and Time Series exam you must submit 80% of the assigned homework. You must also submit a project, one for Regression and one for Time Series. Projects can take up to ten days to be reviewed. We suggest you have your HW and Projects to us by April 13, 2018. Once you have completed all of these requirements and your project has been approved, we will issue you a transcript that we will also send to the SOA. You are then responsible for filling out the application for credit that is on the SOA website. This application is what is due by April 28, 2018 in order to get ASA credit for Regression and Time Series.
Corporate Finance is approved until 12/31/2020
Microeconomics and Macroeconomics are approved until 12/31/2020
Please follow these links for more information on VEE approval and deadlines.< >
For information on timing and dates for candidates seeking to earn an ASA or CERA: https://www.soa.org/Education/General-Info/timing-deadlines-2018-asa-cera-transition.aspx
For course listing: https://store.soa.org/VEESchoolSearch/VEECourseListing.aspx?sc=9905&sd=New%20England%20Actuarial%20Seminars%20(NEAS)&VEE=displayonly
Click here for the VEE 2018 Schedule updated 1/7/18
The Winter 2018 exams are the week of March 5th as follows
- Monday March 5th Microeconomics
- Tuesday March 6th Regression
- Wednesday March 7th Corp Finance
- Thursday March 8th Macroeconomics
- Friday March 9th Time Series
Exam times are based on 11 am Eastern. Exam day and times can not be changed. (If you reside outside the continental US and Canada, please begin the exam at the start of your business day.)
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This is where you will find the readings, homework and project information for all the 5 VEE courses You are welcome to study and use the course material on our forums before registering Postings on the forums will be held for approval before they are posted. We have had problems with spam and inappropriate postings.
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