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Actuarial Science Winter Camp- Exam (P) Preparation Probability Exam Preparation

Hosted by the University of Houston Department of Mathematics and supported by Corebridge Financial.

(December 14, 2023—January 11, 2024)

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Exam P (Probability) covers calculus-based probability. It will test a candidate's knowledge of the fundamental probability tools for quantitatively assessing risk. A thorough command of the supporting calculus is assumed. Additionally, a very basic knowledge of insurance and risk management is assumed. Knowledge of Probability is REQUIRED.

   Instructor highlights

We are pleased to announce our new Camp Instructor, Mr. Sean Gillings (ASA) , an experienced Actuary and Math Educator! Sean received a Master of Science degree in Actuarial Science from Temple University and is an active member of IABA and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Sean has been involved in tutoring (specializing in test-prep) for 10 years and has had a career in Actuarial Science since 2014. He's worked for AIG for over 6 years and currently is an active Actuary for Citizens Inc. in Austin, Texas.
It is rare to find a unique individual who loves to teach mathematics and who has many years of experience as an Actuary, teach our camp! The Department of Mathematics is elated to have Sean at the helm, helping us move forward towards our camp goals!

   Camp Details


Registration Fee Total: $450 (processing/banking fees included)
*New* Class Times: 6:00 PM—8:00 PM & 6:00 PM—8:30 PM; Click here to see specific days listed below (Click here for the camp schedule)
Class Location:  Online  

Link to the virtual classroom: Zoom (link will be provided to registered participants of the camp)

Visitor parking options: N/A

* An intensive program with 19 sessions totaling 44 class hours
* Led by Mr. Sean Gillings, an certified Actuary and Math Educator 
* $100 discount for Gamma Iota Sigma members 
* $100 discount for Early-bird Registration - TBD
* $50 discount for students with MATH 3338 in Spring 2023—Fall 2023  
Note: applicable discounts can be stacked.

See below for the Winter Camp Flyer

For more information contact us at:

   Additional Camp/Event Details 


The course syllabus will be provided to registered participants via email.
  • Click this LINK to register for the Actuary Camp
  • Click this LINK to see our previous Actuary Camp participants.
  • Click this LINK to see testimonials from our previous camp participants that passed Exam (P) after finishing the camp.
  • Inaugural Actuary Camp Orientation Seminar

   Camp Contacts


 P-Exam Camp Administrators:

  • Dr. James West (P-Exam Camp Mentor/Camp Director): Dr. West will occasionally send important information to you about the Actuary Career Path, as well as dates in which you can sign up for the P-Exam. He can be contacted at
  • Dr. Bernhard Bodmann (Department Chairman/Camp Director): He can be contacted at:

P-Exam Camp Instructors:
  • Gregory Hemenway (Winter 2020—Summer 2022)
  • Mahmood Ghasemi (Winter 2021)
  • Mohammad Daneshvar (Winter 2020—Summer 2021)


Still not sure if you can attend because of a possible conflict with your schedule, but you want to take advantage of the Early-Bird registration discount? E-mail us before TBD (11:59 pm) with your Name, Student ID and the Times/Days in which you are available during the Winter Camp dates. We may be able to accommodate you and still allow you to apply the Early-bird discount after TBD Specified class days: [(Th) 12/14, (M) 12/18, (Tu) 12/19, (W) 12/20, (Th) 12/21, (F) 12/22, (Tu) 12/26, (W) 12/27, (Th) 12/28, (F) 12/29, (M) 01/01/24, (Tu) 01/02, (W) 01/03, (Th) 01/04, (Sa) 01/06, (M) 01/08, (Tu) 01/09, (W) 01/10, (Th) 01/11]

*Passing the P-Exam (UH students only): It is imperative to take the P-Exam quickly after completing the camp. If you take the P-Exam no longer than 3 months after you complete one of our camps, and pass, we will reimburse you for the P-Exam fee. Please contact us and provide us with a scanned image of your P-Exam score confirming that you passed, as well as the fee amount (this can be found on your email receipt). Note: All requests for reimbursement, including required documentation, must be submitted to the department business office no later than 60 days after the date of purchase. 

*Re-enrollment into a Camp: If you previously participated in our camp and would like to register for another camp session, for a refresher course, please contact us for a potential discount on the new registration camp fee.

*Refund Policy: Depending on the situation, camp registration refunds may be available. However, we will not refund processing/banking fees to the participant at any time. The potential refund paid will be a full or partial purchase price minus processing/banking fees.

*Note: To register, you will need to create a myNSM Store account. After you select the registration option and click "check out" you will then be prompted to login or create the myNSM Store account. Be sure that the Billing Address associated with your Credit Card must match the address that you registered when creating your NSM Store Account, or you will receive an error. 
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   Career Path into Corebridge Financial


Corebridge Financial is diligently looking to hire UH Math Majors as an actuaries. Here's how they want to make that happen:

  • Register for the Actuarial P-Exam Camp (December'23/January '24) participate and complete
  • Take the P-Exam and pass it!
  • Complete the Summer Internship and potentially be offered a position after graduation!

   Helpful Links


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