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View Poll Results: Total Travel, Calculus to FSA/FCAS  
16+ years  29  31.87%  
1415 years  7  7.69%  
13 years  2  2.20%  
12 years  5  5.49%  
11 years  3  3.30%  
10 years  5  5.49%  
9 years  6  6.59%  
8 years  4  4.40%  
7 years  0  0%  
6 years  5  5.49%  
5 years  2  2.20%  
4 years  2  2.20%  
3 years or less  1  1.10%  
42 weeks or I wanna see the numbers  20  21.98%  
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#53




oy, I took calculus 4 years before I took my first actuarial exam, and 3 years since that first exam. So 7 so far.
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#54




I studied calculus in 1959 on my own and got 5 on the AP test. In 1969, after college and grad school, I started taking the exams. Killed the ASA tests (exams 15 then) by 1971 but then took until 1986 for FSA.
long time, but it has zilch to do with calculus! Your study is horribly flawed for any meaningful conclusions. I would have to say 27 years, yet I destroyed the calc exam in 69 with a ten! What conclusion would you infer from this?
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#55




For all of the reasons above, the CAS has since the late 90's measured travel time as the time from first actuarial employment to ACAS/FCAS. Folks take many paths to get to their designations and measuring from events in college introduces way too much noise.

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Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house. 
#59




I didn't start taking exams until I was 30. Took Calculus first or second year of college, which would have been 10/11 years earlier.
Those 10/11 years I had no idea I'd become an actuary. It was a stroke of luck. 
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You forgot negative numbers, for those precocious youngsters who get FCAS before taking calculus.
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