Selection Criteria

Application Requirements

  • Completion or anticipated completion of an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Application and acceptance or pending acceptance to the College of Graduate Studies
  • Completion of the Dietetic Internship application via DICAS and submission of required information to D&D Digital Systems for computer matching.
  • Experience (paid or volunteer) in a food service or clinical setting
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.2 in DPD (on a 4.0 scale) *
  • Current Immaculata University graduate students must have a minimum grade of “B” in required courses and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

*May be waived for a student who has completed at least 12 graduate credits with a minimum GPA of 3.25.


Suggested Achievements for Application

  • 500-plus hours of experience (paid or volunteer) in clinical, food service and/or community nutrition setting
  • 50+ hours shadowing a clinical or out-patient registered dietitian nutritionist
  • Graduate coursework with excellent grades (A or A-)
  • Fluency in a foreign language or American sign language

Selection is based on:

  • Scholastic achievement
  • Work experience
  • Recommendations
  • Leadership ability
  • Written communication skills
  • Interview

A selection committee reviews applications and interviews candidates to make the final selections.

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