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Old 03-10-2020, 12:25 PM
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Default Cancellation of FSA exams?

So what is the likelihood that the SOA cancels the spring sitting?

Who is going to jump off a bridge with me if that happens?
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From the SoA website:

"The SOA is actively monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 in mainland China and Hong Kong. For now, registration for SOA Spring 2020 examinations are not affected. If restrictions remain in place when SOA exams are administered, from April 24-May 7, the SOA will refund examination fees in full to any affected exam candidates. Contact SOA Customer Service."
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From the SoA website:

"The SOA is actively monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 in mainland China and Hong Kong. For now, registration for SOA Spring 2020 examinations are not affected. If restrictions remain in place when SOA exams are administered, from April 24-May 7, the SOA will refund examination fees in full to any affected exam candidates. Contact SOA Customer Service."
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Hmm, I wonder if the CAS really will try to do computer-based testing again:

https://www.casact.org/CAS_Coronavirus_Member_FAQ.pdf
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How will the coronavirus outbreak affect the upcoming exam sittings?
A: At this time, the CAS is planning to continue with the current exam schedule of holding exams between April 22-29. Candidates who are planning to sit for an exam in late April should stick with those plans.
The CAS is considering contingency plans in the event they are necessary and will provide additional announcements about plans for the exams if there are any changes to the current schedule.
Please note that full refunds will be provided to candidates in China and Hong Kong who register for an exam but are unable to sit for the exam, whether due to their own decision or to the closing of exam sites in China and Hong Kong.
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I'll jump with you. I don't care about the exam fees.. but all the time lost for.. nothing. gosh.

Looks like a candidate have spoken up on this matter with SOA via twitter.
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Hmm, I wonder if the CAS really will try to do computer-based testing again:

https://www.casact.org/CAS_Coronavirus_Member_FAQ.pdf
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I'll jump with you. I don't care about the exam fees.. but all the time lost for.. nothing. gosh.

Looks like a candidate have spoken up on this matter with SOA via twitter.
Can you please link me?
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I would do TBE, if it means we got a test. The upper levels for the CAS are not offered enough.
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I emailed customerservice@soa.org and requested that they cancel the Spring 2020 exams. I gave my reasons, and requested that they do this soon so that students can focus on their hectic personal lives.

Please do the same!
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CAS just sent an email out, postponing exams to at least mid-June and possibly later.
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