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

(the Summer P-Exam Actuarial Camp will not be held in 2020. The summer camp is expected to resume Summer 2021)
Hosted by the University of Houston Department of Mathematics


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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.

Registration Fee Total: $450.00 (processing/banking fees included)
Class Times: Mon, Tue, Th, Fr, 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. (excluding 12/24)
Class Location:  TBD 

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* An intensive program with 15 sessions of 3 hours each in a class format
* Led by experienced Ph.D. students 
* $200 discount for Gamma Iota Sigma members 
* $100 discount for Early-bird Registration - TBD
* $50 discount for students with MATH 3338 in Fall 2019 — Spring 2020  
* Participate in a Seminar/Workshop Day hosted by Professional Actuaries from AIG & Manhattan Life Insurance: (TBD)
Seminar/Workshop Day (details): Our speakers (4) will discuss life as an actuary at the entry and senior-level, as well as time-management during the P-Exam. Other topics will include case studies and advice about how to get started in the industry. Be prepared to ask questions, as this is a rare opportunity!

See below for the Winter Camp Flyer (PDF)
For more information contact us at:

Click this LINK for the Course Syllabus (coming soon)
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.

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. Jiwen He (Department Chairman/Camp Director): He can be contacted at:


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 11/30 (11:59pm) 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 11/30Specified class days: (TBD)

*Passing the P-Exam (UH students only): Some of our camp participants reported that they passed their P-Exams! It is imperative to take the P-Exam fairly 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.  

*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: In order 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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