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Old 03-15-2020, 10:05 PM
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An FSA exam has to be administered on the same day for all testing locations right?

If that's the case, the logistics are too complicated for me to think they'll pull this off. I'd really like to be wrong though.

If there is indeed a cancellation or postponement, I'd like to know sooner rather than later.
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Should we all go ahead and start emailing the SOA to put the pressure on to make a decision one way or the other?

I am dreading the thought of cramming up until 2 days before and then realizing it was pointless
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The issue is that currently we should practice social distancing. I have already overheard a couple candidates saying that since their company paid for it and it affects their company "attempts", that they feel like they have to sit for it even if they have coughs.

On the contrary some other candidates are worried that someone will be coughing through the exams. With events across the world being cancelled (concerts, jury trials, resorts, NBA, etc...), SOA should consider it as well. In addition, SOA have already cancelled the APC on April 17, 2020, in Chicago, IL, due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
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I imagine some exam sittings would be 50 or more people, and this would extend to mid-May.
In St. Louis, where the SOA's Life & Annuity Symposium is to be held in early May, there's now a minimum 8-week ban on meetings larger than 50 people.

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The leaders of five counties in the St. Louis region on Sunday banned events of more than 50 people and recommended that all schools close as the novel coronavirus continued to wreak havoc on daily life.

The directive came from St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann, St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern and Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler.

The event ban is effective for eight weeks. The city previously banned events of 1,000 or more, and St. Louis County had limited events to 250 people.
So, yeah, pretty sure the Symposium is going to be virtual, not in-person. If it happens at all.
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I'm guessing grading parties are out.
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I'm guessing grading parties are out.
Can't have grading parties if there are no exams to grade.
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Can't have grading parties if there are no exams to grade.
There are always modules to grade
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Should we all go ahead and start emailing the SOA to put the pressure on to make a decision one way or the other?

I am dreading the thought of cramming up until 2 days before and then realizing it was pointless


Not to mention I'd try and put my TIA subscription on pause so I could pick up studying later this year without having to purchase another subscription.

Just tell me who to email and I'm in.
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Not to mention I'd try and put my TIA subscription on pause so I could pick up studying later this year without having to purchase another subscription.

Just tell me who to email and I'm in.
I just logged in to TIA and they had a popup that said if my spring exam is cancelled due to COVID-19 that I'd get a free extension.
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Not to mention I'd try and put my TIA subscription on pause so I could pick up studying later this year without having to purchase another subscription.

Just tell me who to email and I'm in.
Note that I found this in the G&H Exam Specialty Exam, but I'd imagine this would apply to all TIA subscriptions...
One of TIA's lecturer's response to Coronavirus
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multiple people on this board have already said they don't care if they are sick they will go to write the exam anyway after putting in all of the work studying and not wanting to wait any longer
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