SOA Exam ASTAM: Advanced Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics

6 months access with one free extension
  • Comprehensive video lessons
  • Multiple-choice & written answer practice problems
  • Video solutions to most problems
  • Sample exams
  • Detailed formula sheets
  • Concept and Formula Flashcards
  • Some items under construction. See project release schedule in lesson listings.
Upcoming Test Dates
  • 90 days to prepare

What's included in this course?

This online course contains everything you need to pass the SOA's Advanced Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics Exam


  • 100% syllabus coverage
  • Video Lessons
  • Full length practice exams with video solutions and exam strategy video
  • Hundreds of solved problems (multiple-choice & written answer)

Study Aids

  • Video solutions to most problems
  • Practice System to track your progress on multiple choice problems and provide a guided practice pathway
  • Flashcards covering key concepts and formulas for practice and memorization in the Review tab of TIA Study
  • Detailed Formula Sheets

Features & Support

  • Full-time instructor support by email and course forum
  • Full suite of functionality in TIA Study to take all course content on the go without an internet connection
  • Study schedule and time tracking integrated directly into our TIA Study learning platform
  • Play videos at variable speeds, flag content, take notes, and filter lessons

TIA Study

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A Modern Learning Platform

  • Lessons, practice problems, flashcards, sample exams, and more all scheduled to have you ready on exam day
  • Tasks scheduled only on the days you plan to study
  • Create your own custom tasks
  • Miss a day? Your schedule will automatically redistribute all your remaining tasks


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David Revelle

David became interested in probability in high school while attending the 1988 (and 1989) Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics. He graduated from Harvard in 1996, majoring in mathematics, received his Ph.D. from Cornell in 2002, also in mathematics, and spent three years as a postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley, in the department of statistics. He was a TA for a number of classes, including probability, at both Harvard and Cornell, and was the instructor for both Probability and Stochastic Processes while at Berkeley. His student evaluations for Stochastic Processes were tied for the highest of any instructor in undergraduate classes in the Berkeley Department of Statistics in the Spring 2004 semester.

David has been teaching the TIA seminar for Exam P since 2007, and the Exam C seminar since 2009. He and his wife live outside of Boston with their two children.


Expanded Features

This is an on-demand intensive exam prep course for the SOA's Advanced Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics Exam. When you register for this course you will gain access to the following items (except as noted) from the day you register for 6 months.

Comprehensive Course

Comprehensive video lessons covering the entire syllabus that simplify complicated info into more understandable terms and illustrate important concepts through examples and graphics.

Discuss Forum

Active dedicated course forum, integrated into TIA Study, loaded with existing questions and answers on syllabus material and past SOA exam questions. Instructors and our Support Team try to ensure everyone's questions are answered in a timely manner. ?

Detailed Formula Sheets

Your instructor has created formula sheets for each section as a quick reference guide for you. They cover each formula used in that section giving details about the formulas and defining the variables.

Sample Exams

This course includes sample exams with each question having a video solution walking you through the best way to solve it. These sample exams are created to give you a true sense of what you can expect exam day.

Practice System

As you complete lessons you will have the opportunity to test your new knowledge in the Practice tab of TIA Study to help assess how well you understand the material. As your exam day approaches you should be spending a lot of time in this system working all the additional problems. ?

Additional Handouts

Download printable PDF lesson handouts to follow along slide by slide through the lessons and actively attempt the examples and lessons exercises.

Offline Videos

Take our videos with you everywhere you go and don't worry about a data cap or WiFi signal. Use TIA Study on your mobile device to download lessons or solutions videos and have them right at your fingertips. ?

Variable Speed Playback

Watch our lessons and video solutions at your pace! When watching our videos on a desktop or our Learn App you can select the speed that makes the most sense for you. The variable speed increases all the way up to 2x.

Personalized Study Schedule

The Today view in TIA Study will let you know exactly what you need to do each day in order to stay on schedule. It will automatically redistribute your tasks as your schedule adjusts over time. ?


This course offers digital flashcards written in a "Q&A" style to facilitate recalling information for exam-oriented questions. They are available in the Review tab of TIA Study. The app will download all the flashcards for the course to your device so can study at a moments notice!

Student Discount

This course offers a student discount to full-time students currently enrolled at a college or university. To receive the discount, click here. The discount code will then be sent to the school issued email. ?

Excellent Customer Service

You're never alone with The Infinite Actuary. Get help from your instructor and assistants in our online forum. Anything else you need help with, not related to the course material, just reach out to our customer service team and they will get your questions answered!

Free Extension

Life happens, and despite your hard work, you may fail an exam. If that happens to you, we offer one free 6 month extension for this online course. Once you activate your extension, you will have 6 months access to the entire course again. Learn more about our extension policy here. ?

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