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Admission Requirements and How to Apply

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    Admission Guidelines

    The IUP dietetic internship only admits individuals who have completed Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) requirements (i.e., earned verification statement from a ACEND-accredited undergraduate program) and who have earned at least a bachelor’s degree. DPD verification statements and undergraduate transcripts to confirm receipt of a bachelor’s degree are required to be submitted prior to beginning the internship program.

    Applicants who would like to be considered for part-time enrollment in the dietetic internship must declare this request as part of their application. Contact the program director for specific information about procedures for applying for admission as a part-time intern. All dietetic interns must also be admitted to the Master of Science in Food and Nutrition through a separate application to the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research.

    DICAS Application
    Deadline: February 15, 2018

    D & D Computer Matching
    Deadline: February 15, 2018

    DICAS Post-Match Admissions
    Deadline: April 12, 2018

    Step 1: The IUP Dietetic Internship program accepts applications via DICAS (Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System). The online application must be completed by the published February deadline posted on the ACEND website. The DICAS application includes: three letters of recommendation from individuals that can evaluate your qualifications for a dietetic internship, and a goal statement that addresses your professional goals and objectives, strengths and weaknesses, why you are interested in the IUP program, and how you can contribute to the IUP dietetic internship.

    We reserve the right to ask applicants to participate in a telephone interview.

    Step 2: Only those applications that have paid the IUP Dietetic Internship application fee will be reviewed. Submit the IUP Dietetic Internship Application fee online ($50) by the published February deadline. 

    Step 3: All applicants must participate in computer matching by registering with D&D Digital, and ranking dietetic internship preferences by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on the published February deadline.

    Step 4: Admission to the dietetic internship is contingent upon being admitted to the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research. We admit students to our dietetic internship that we will support for graduate school admission. Application to the graduate program should be finalized after being admitted to the dietetic internship program, no later than April 15. Visit the IUP Graduate Admission page to apply.

    Post-Match Admissions

    After the initial matching period ends, we will consider applications via DICAS until our Dietetic Internship class is full. For post-match consideration, the following materials need to be submitted via DICAS for an application to be reviewed:

    • $50 application fee, payable online
    • completed DICAS application that IUP can access
    • A goal statement that addresses your professional goals and objectives, strengths and weaknesses, why you are interested in the IUP program, and how you can contribute to the IUP dietetic internship.