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Depends on Actuaial Student Programs at companies. My company makes you take an attempt per 6 months and is STRONGLY against taking three sittings a year. I have MFE C and MLC left. Assuming I pass MFE I can't get my ASA before 1/1/2018
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Depends on Actuaial Student Programs at companies. My company makes you take an attempt per 6 months and is STRONGLY against taking three sittings a year. I have MFE C and MLC left. Assuming I pass MFE I can't get my ASA before 1/1/2018


do they fund unlimited tries?
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As I only have one exam left this shouldn't affect me (unless I need five sittings for MLC) but kinda sucks for those just starting out.
HI I passed FM a couple weeks ago and P in March and I'm kind of losing it now. Yayyyyyyyyyyy
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HI I passed FM a couple weeks ago and P in March and I'm kind of losing it now. Yayyyyyyyyyyy


You have plenty of time
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do they fund unlimited tries?
three strikes and you're out.
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You have plenty of time

Theoretically, sure. In reality, I've hit pause on taking exams right now. I'm under contract at my current (non-actuarial) job until late August, so I'll probably start applying in a couple of weeks. Then I'll need to move and get into a new job and figure out what the new employer's exam programs are.

The one thing I am seriously considering is applying for my VEE in Applied Statistics, because all I need to do is pay the fee and submit an old transcript. It looks like that covers the new VEE *and* the SRM exam. Seems well worth just having taken care of, even if I end up going CAS and don't need it.
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three strikes and you're out.


Out as in fired? Harsh toke dude
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Out as in out of the student program. In theory you still have your job but you're in a job that is meant for a student. I imagine they keep you around till they find your replacement. If you pass an exam before you get fired you might be ok. There are a lot of student program dropouts still around in my company. I haven't been around long enough to see it actually play out. Seems pretty fair imo. then again I'm not on my third try of an exam.
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Out as in out of the student program. In theory you still have your job but you're in a job that is meant for a student. I imagine they keep you around till they find your replacement. If you pass an exam before you get fired you might be ok. There are a lot of student program dropouts still around in my company. I haven't been around long enough to see it actually play out. Seems pretty fair imo. then again I'm not on my third try of an exam.


Seems reasonable. Mine is probably worse than that. What sucks is that they depress your exam speed. At least I can take them as often as I like even though I might not have support.
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What better way to validate the cash grab exam system than to add more exams

What

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Joke

If I don't achieve ASA by June 1, 2018 you can bet I'm not going to waste my time taking the new exams. By the time I finish those they will have added two more and removed another one I had already taken.

Honestly I shouldn't be surprised. I'm sure these two new exams will both cost $300 a pop. In the name of education! And evolution of the industry! LOL
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