Question: I have taken a microeconomics course in college, but it is not listed on the SOA web site as approved for VEE credit. Should I take the NEAS on-line course?
Answer: Only courses that have been submitted by the colleges have been considered for approval. Your course may satisfy the VEE requirements, but no-one has yet submitted it to the SOA for approval. Submit the form on the SOA web site. Most college courses on microeconomics meet the VEE requirements; you need not retake the course.
If the course does not satisfy the SOA requirements, or if you received less than a B- in the course, you should take the NEAS on-line course.
Question: My college gave pass/fail marks for my microeconomics course. What should I do?
Answer: Some colleges give student evaluations instead of a letter grade. You must inquire of the SOA whether your course satisfies the VEE requirements.
Question: I have taken a microeconomics course in college, which has been approved by SOA. Do I need to take microeconomics again, or just the macroeconomics course to receive VEE credit for economics?
Answer: Just take the macroeconomics course. You can join a college course and the NEAS on-line course. The SOA must approve each combination to make sure it covers all the material for VEE credit, but this should not be a problem with microeconomics and macroeconomics courses. NEAS has separate micro- and macro-economics courses, so that you can join college courses with the NEAS on-line courses.
Question: How do I get the VEE credit if I pass the macroeconomics NEAS course and I have a college microeconomics course?
Answer: Fill out the appropriate form, listing your college course and NEAS on-line course. The forms are on the SOA web site.
Question: I took microeconomics in college. The course was not good, and I don’t know if it satisfies the VEE requirements. What should I do?
Answer: Most rigorous college courses fulfill the VEE requirements, but not all college courses have been approved by the SOA’s VEE administration committee. If you received a B- (or better) in the college course, and if the course meets the SOA requirements, you should be able to combine your college course with the NEAS macroeconomics course to fulfill the VEE economics requirement. The SOA must approve any course for VEE credit, and it might take a few weeks before a certain course is approved.