Exam Study Resources
The SAM Library
There are manuals available for each exam in Professor Natarajan’s office (EH 2855). To place a reserve, pick up, or return a manual, please visit professor’s office at the following time:-
- Tuesday 10am – 1pm
- Wednesday 9am – 12pm
- Thursday 10am – 1pm
Refer to the library guidelines for more information.
The AskWith Library
There are also study manuals for some of the actuarial exams in the Askwith Media Library, located on the 2nd floor of Shapiro Undergraduate Library (UGLi)
- You are only allowed to borrow the manuals for 4 hours interval
- Manuals cannot be taken out from the library building
|Exam||Library Call Number|
|P/1||B 29157 – Actex, B 29159 – Actex, B 29160 – ASM|
|FM/2||B 29164 – Actex|
|MFE/3F||B 29165 – ASM|
|C/4||B 29166 – ASM (Part I), B 29167 – ASM (Part II)|
|MLC/LC||B 29162 – ASM (Part I), B 29163 – ASM (Part II)|
Online Study Manual
Besides, you can access the online study manuals compiled by the Faculty of Mathematics of Arkansas Tech University.
|Financial Mathematics||FM/2||MATH 424|
|Models for Financial Economics||MFE/3F||MATH 423|
|Models for Life Contingencies||MLC*||MATH 520, 521|
|Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models||C/4||MATH 523, 524|
|Statistics and Probabilistic Models||S**|
*Only for those pursuing SOA designations
**Only for those pursuing CAS designations
For more information, please visit either the Society of Actuaries or the Casualty Actuarial Society. If you need help with exams, another good resource is a discussion forum well-maintained by Actuarial Outpost (AO). You can also find important information such as job opportunities and salary survey on AO: http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/
You much take one course to satisfy each VEE. For each VEE, the acceptable courses are listed below.
For the VEE in economics, you must take both micro and macro economics.
To receive credit for the VEE in Mathematical Statistics, you must take Econ 452 by Winter 2018. Otherwise you will have to take the Statistics for Risk Modeling Exam. Refer to the links in the section below for more information on SOA changes.
To find more information about VEE credit, consult the SOA’s website: https://store.soa.org/ExamRegistration/ExamSchoolSearch.aspx?VEE=.
The requirements for becoming an ACAS/ASA are changing on July 1, 2018. You can find detailed information on the CAS/SOA’s website:
These requirements are constantly changing. Research the latest requirements before planning classes. Reach out to Professor Natarajan and the board members if you have questions about the changes.
We have four sample resumes aimed at Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students. These are designed to get you started, but you may need to adjust the format to fit your content. Feel free to email any of the board members for individual feedback.
These files are provided as .docx so that you can download and edit them, however you should save your resume as a PDF before submitting it to companies.