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Old 09-19-2017, 04:53 PM
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There's an Exam C sitting in June 2017 that you can take that counts for the transition credit. It does not count towards the ASA though, but you aren't going for that.
I thought C did count towards ASA?
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:00 PM
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I thought C did count towards ASA?
C does count towards ASA. If you take the June 2018 C exam, then you won't be able to get the ASA given the July 2018 deadline.

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Old 09-21-2017, 09:38 AM
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Thank you ARodOmaha and ToBeAnActuaryOrNotToBe. I'll go for C in February and if I fail, try again in June!
Now back to MFE studying..
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Old 09-25-2017, 10:51 AM
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I'm curious how everyone is doing. I feel that the problems are not too difficult; I say that because almost every time I miss a question it's because I couldn't remember a formula or it's a usual "oh, ok" moment.

However, I'm stuck at an EL of 3.8 on Adapt. I'm glad we still have 7 weeks left.
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Old 09-25-2017, 01:44 PM
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I'm curious how everyone is doing. I feel that the problems are not too difficult; I say that because almost every time I miss a question it's because I couldn't remember a formula or it's a usual "oh, ok" moment.

However, I'm stuck at an EL of 3.8 on Adapt. I'm glad we still have 7 weeks left.
that's how I feel too. The questions are more like a million ways one can use black-schole and each question usually defer by just a little bit

I'm relying on going through enough problems to help with this
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Old 09-25-2017, 03:11 PM
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I'm curious how everyone is doing. I feel that the problems are not too difficult; I say that because almost every time I miss a question it's because I couldn't remember a formula or it's a usual "oh, ok" moment.

However, I'm stuck at an EL of 3.8 on Adapt. I'm glad we still have 7 weeks left.
I feel similar, the studying has gone smoother than previous exams. However, I've just been running TIA problems. I plan to start ADAPT next week.
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Old 09-25-2017, 05:53 PM
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I'm sitting on a 3.5 right now but I haven't been too serious about it. I'm going to start really studying today. Tomorrow I'm taking a practice exam. My plan is to put in about 4 hours of study time everyday. Since I work in retail this is difficult because selling and working with customers is stressful, but I have to do it to pass

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Old 09-25-2017, 06:08 PM
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My EL was a 6.8 before I took the exam in July and failed with a 4. I've seen people with an EL of 3/4 who passed, so don't put too much emphasis on your EL in adapt! I think if you really know the concepts well, you'll be fine.
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My EL was a 6.8 before I took the exam in July and failed with a 4. I've seen people with an EL of 3/4 who passed, so don't put too much emphasis on your EL in adapt! I think if you really know the concepts well, you'll be fine.
So you think i should focus on asm?
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:36 AM
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I think if you do enough questions, ADAPT or not, you'd be fine. EL is an attempt to quantify that level of familiarity you have with the material but I wouldn't read too much into it.

The algorithm of EL, last I saw it, was something like: it increases when you score 70%+. Because of that all-or-none feature it can be easily manipulated especially if you select your difficulty and/or range. As long as you've done enough questions, you should be fine.
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