November 2007 AICP Exam Schedule Announced
July 1, 2007 Deadline for submitting scholarship application to PDO
July 24, 2007 Exam Fee Payment by Check Deadline
August 14, 2007 November 2007 Exam Application &
November 5-19, 2007 November 2007 Testing Window
November 2007 Exam Reduced Fee Scholarship Information
National APA, AICP and Iowa APA once again encourage you to take
advantage of the 2007 Reduced Exam Fee Scholarship program. This
program was put into place to offer assistance to those individuals
who may defer taking or are unable to take the AICP exam because of
the high cost. The Iowa chapter is allotted one scholarship for the
November 2007 testing window. Scholarship recipients pay reduced
fees to AICP as follows:
* First time AICP applicants: $125 (combined $60 application and
$65 exam fee)
* Previously approved AICP applicants: $65 (exam fee only)
Please note that if scholarship recipients pay the regular instead of
the reduced fees before receiving notice of selection, APA/AICP will
promptly refund the fee difference to the candidates.
Applicant shall submit a written explanation addressing the following.
* The financial hardship (including financial hardship caused by
a budget cutback in a firm or agency), which necessitates the request.
* The applicant will be otherwise unlikely to take the exam
without the reduced
* The applicant's employer will not subsidize the exam fee.
* Members of ethnic or racial minorities shall be given preference.
It is ultimately up to each chapter PDO to decide what constitutes
financial hardship. Item #1 merely gives the general framework. The
final scholarship recipient selection rests with the PDO and shall be
final. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship please
submit your written request, outlining the criteria listed above, to
me no later than July 1, for the November testing window.
Gary Taylor, J.D., AICP
Professional Development Officer (PDO), Iowa APA
Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
Department of Community & Regional Planning
Iowa State University
286 College of Design
Ames, IA 50011