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Old 05-17-2019, 08:24 AM
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Arrow TIA - GH DP - Fall 2019 Online Course - Restructuring, Early Registration, FAQ

The TIA GH DP online course is up and running for Fall 2019!

As you know, there were significant changes to the FSA Health track released at the start of this month. We used to have Core, Advanced and Specialty exams, but these have been replaced, updated and restructured into DP, FV and Specialty exams.

Some chapters were maintained, some were revised, some were moved to different exams, and a couple were scrapped altogether. See this post for more details: TIA GH DP Blog.

The online course is not 100% complete as of today, but there is PLENTY of material to get you going now! Videos and Detailed Outlines/Summaries will be fully available for each and every reading from Objectives 1, 2, 4 and 5 by May 19th. Objective 3 has all Videos and Detailed Outlines complete, with the exception of two small readings to be completed by the end of May.


We already have a number of students that have already signed up and are going through the materials, but don't worry, you still have plenty of time to get started and develop your successful study plan for the upcoming sitting.

For those of you unfamiliar with the product, it's much more than just an online seminar - it's a full package offering Detailed Outlines, Condensed Outlines, Flashcards (apps and printable), Sample Problems, Sample Exam, Exam Tips and Strategies, Case Study Review, Student Forums and Video Lessons covering every single reading on the syllabus!


APPS!
Flashcard App
We rolled out a fantastic flashcard app for both iPhone and Android in 2017, and the feedback from students has been very positive! This app allows you to study cards by section, shuffle, and keep track of cards you know and don't know. It will even work offline and sync your progress back to our servers. There are hundreds of lists to memorize for this exam, so this app is a great aid to help you get through them all!
Learn App
We've also added some great enhancements to our TIA "Learn" app that lets you take studying with you wherever you go! This app lets you watch videos offline, sync your progress with the website as you move through videos, and a whole lot more.

Both apps continue to receive updates in our quest to make the experience even better for all of our students.

FAQ - Early Registration
We are frequently asked by students if you can purchase a GH-DP online course without knowing if you passed your previous attempt for the Advanced or Specialty exam (or preliminary exams/modules).

You do not need to wait for results to begin the DP online course. If you later find out that you didn't pass your last exam, simply email us at customerservice@theinfiniteactuary.com, and we will pause access to your new online course. This will preserve your new online course allowing you to study for your last exam again. When you are ready to resume the paused online course, just email us, and we will reactivate it. You will have access to all current materials (same as anyone else using the online course at that time).

Case Study
For the Fall 2019 syllabus, the SOA intends to release a Case Study. At this point, it has not been released, so we don't know the extent of the changes they will make to align with the new syllabus. Once it is released, I will be updating our Case Study section of the online course to walk through this entire document in detail and provide sample questions based on that document - timing will all depend on the SOA release date, but we'll get it to you with plenty of time prior to the end of October exam.

Check out the GH DP page, where you'll find an introductory video, actual samples of the course videos, the detailed study manual, and other items included with the online course.

The Details
The GH DP online course will include all of the following:
• Video lessons covering the entire syllabus - including new chapters and restructuring (30-40+ hours of video – 1 for EVERY chapter)
• Detailed study manual (PDF viewable on any device)
• Flash cards
• Flash card app
• Full seminar app for online and offline viewing
• Condensed study manual
• Illustrative sample problems
• Case study review and sample questions
• Practice exam
• Suggested study schedule
• Tips for taking FSA exams
• Fantastic instructor and customer support by email and our course forums
• Additional commentary in course forums on video lessons, past SOA exams, and more
• Free extension for second attempt if you don't pass first sitting

Let me know if you have any questions and good luck studying!
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:25 AM
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FAQ - Transitional Credit - DP-A / FV-A and DP-C / FV-C Combo Products
For students with credit for the Core or Advanced exam, you will need to take the transitional exams - either DP-A + FV-A or DP-C + FV-C. We will fully support these transitional exams, and our products will be available to cover your specific situation. We are offering the following four products for Fall 2019:
1. DP Online Course
2. FV Online Course
3. DP-A + FV-A Online Course
4. DP-C + FV-C Online Course
For students with transitional credit, you will simply register for either product #3 or #4. This will give you the same great product - videos, outlines, flashcards, sample problems, etc as our other online courses, and it will be completely tailored to your transitional syllabus.

These products are not up for sale today, but they are coming VERY soon! I'll post here later when this is released.

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1. DP Online Course
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3. DP-A + FV-V Online Course
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You mean FV-A, correct? I sure hope there's not another exam floating out there that I don't know about.
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You mean FV-A, correct? I sure hope there's not another exam floating out there that I don't know about.
Haha, yes that should be FV-A. Didn't mean to scare you! I'll fix that now.
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