prepared by
Dr. Myron Hlynka, Dept. of Math. & Stat, U. of Windsor.
February, 2018.


If you are interested in the U. Windsor professional Master's program in Actuarial Science (fourth intake Fall, 2018!!), see
The winners of the U. Windsor $1000 scholarship for highest grades in the Masters of Actuarial Science Program were Songqi Li and Fujunhao Ning. (Fall, 2015 intake). The winners from the Fall, 2016 intake were Pramod Purigali Raghavendra Rao and Songyi Liang. Winners of the Fall, 2017 intake will be determined in September, 2018.
The Sept 2015 intake had 16 students.
The Sept 2016 intake had 25 students. The Sept 2017 intake had 21 students.
For undergraduate students, read below.
Within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
the University of Windsor


If an undergraduate student is interested in preparing for a career as an actuary through the University of Windsor, the following provides a path.
  1. A student should register as a Mathematics and Statistics major.
  2. During the second year, students should attend Exam P and Exam FM preparation sessions. Students should attempt SOA exam P in May after completing their second year.
  3. At the beginning of their third year, students should study the remaining topics (beyond those of 62-392) for SOA Exam FM. Students should attend (more) Exam FM preparation sessions. Students should attempt Exam FM in November, early in their third year. They should apply for a summer internship with Willis Towers Watson in November of their third year (especially if they have passed 2 SOA exams).
  4. Students should attempt SOA Exam LTAM (formerly MLC) in May after their third year.
  5. For the optional courses, students need a total of 4 courses from the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (This includes Economics courses, although Economics courses are now listed as Science courses). (The Economics courses 41-110 and 41-111 meet two of those requirements.) The recommended list of Math & Stat courses totals 22. Students may wish to take additional Math and Stat courses in order to leave other options open (e.g. grad school in Math or Stat, Faculty of Education, Grad School in Industrial Engineering). The total number of courses required for a B. Math degree is 40.
  6. Other valuable courses for a future actuary include 62-374 (Linear Programming), 65-456 (Regression), 65.455.07 (Survival Analysis), 65-455.07 (Time Series), 65-455.08 (Stochastic Processes).
  7. The course selection as listed above provides the earliest reasonable prospect for passing SOA actuarial exams. As these examinations are very challenging, it may be necessary to take some of them more than once. There is a fair amount of flexibility possible and some of the courses listed can be delayed for a year in order to allow room of other courses of interest to the student.


The VEE (Validation by Educational Equivalent) courses are as follows. Note that all three VEE requirements have been included in the recommended course plan suggested. The following courses have been approved by SOA.
VEE Economics: 41-110, 41-111.
VEE Math Stat - approval to be requested
VEE Finance: 72-270, 72-271


Courses 65-250 and 65-251 cover almost all the topics for SOA Exam P.
Course 62-392 covers 3/4 of the topics needed for SOA Exam FM.
Courses 62-490 and 62-492 cover the topic for SOA Exam LTAM.


The University of Windsor is an exam site for the paper and pencil version of SOA exams P, FM, IFM, SRM, STAM. These exams are more commonly available as computer based exams and the closest site for a computer based version (which has the major advantage of immediate pass/fail information) is Detroit (accessible by tunnel bus). The LTAM exam is paper and pencil format everywhere. The University of Windsor is also a site for LTAM exam.



Be An Actuary:

Allowable Calculators: (all Texas Instruments)
BA-35, BA II Plus, BA II Plus Professional, TI-30X, TI-30X II, TI-30X IIB, TI-30XS MultiView, TI-30XB MultiView

U. of Windsor Dept. of Math & Stat:

U of Windsor SOA Exam dates:

U. of Windsor Summary courses.


For more information on actuarial study at the University of Windsor, contact
Dr. Myron Hlynka,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
519-253-3000 (ext 3014)


Dr. Richard Caron, Chair Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4