December 1, 2018

Annual Fee Due

  • All accredited programs

January 31, 2019

2018 Annual Report Due

  • All accredited programs must submit an Annual Report and demonstrate compliance with PAB criterion 1F/Public Information. The template for 1F is available here. The Annual Report can be accessed at

January - March 2019

Spring Site Visits

  • January 28 – 30: University of Florida
  • February 4 – 6: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • February 11 – 13: University of California, Los Angeles
  • February 11 – 13: San Diego State University
  • February 24 – 27: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  • March 4 – 6: Georgia Institute of Technology

April 13 - 16, 2019

PAB Spring Meeting at APA National Conference, San Francisco, CA

Accreditation Reviews

  • Harvard University
  • Michigan State University
  • New York University
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Wayne State University

PAB Sessions

June 15, 2019

Self-Study Reports due

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Portland State University
  • Pratt Institute
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Maryland at College Park
  • University of Memphis

July 1, 2019

Progress Reports due

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Louisville

September 15, 2019

Self-Study Reports due

  • Jackson State University
  • Temple University
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Virginia
  • Western Washington University

PAB Newsletter

Fall 2018 (PDF)
Spring 2018 (PDF)
Archived Newsletters

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Other News

Changes to APA Student Membership & AICP Candidate Pilot Program Approved; Launching in 2017

Summary of Recent Actions

Click here to view the actions taken at the most recent Board meeting.

International Position Statement

The Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) recognizes the growing importance of international flows of ideas and personnel in the planning profession, and the interest among planning schools outside the United States in interactions with PAB. At the same time, PAB has determined that it does not yet have sufficient understanding or experience to launch a broad program of quality assurance services outside the U.S.

To view the complete statement, please click here