Major Criterion for admission: On a 4-point scale, a 3.0 overall GPA is required and a 2.75 science GPA. Before entering the Professional Dietetics Program student must have received a B or above in Nutrition 250 and a C or above in General Chem I, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology (Biol 220 and 221). Applications from people with less than a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in courses required on the Dietetics 4 Year Plan of Study WILL NOT be considered. The cumulative GPA of 3.0 and cumulative sciences GPA of 2.75 will be evaluated again before the beginning of the Fall semester.
All application materials must be received by February 1st to be considered for program acceptance the following academic year.
**Individual applications MUST include the following:
1. Cover letter.
2. A completed Application Form.
3. Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended (include transfer sheet if applicable)
4. Two (2) letters of reference (under separate cover)
NOTE: The courses (or equivalent) listed for the 1st and 2nd year of the 4 year plan of study (pre-professional) must be completed prior to fall semester of the junior year; before entering the DEP or DPD professional program. If incomplete a plan to correct this deficiency is needed in the cover letter. Exceptions may be made through your advisor and Dietetics Program Coordinator.
Selection criteria will be based on: cumulative GPA in required pre-professional course, science GPA, letters of recommendation, paid work experience in dietetics and/or, non-dietetics, volunteer experience, membership and participation in professional student organizations including SAND & A.N.D, cover letter, completed application and a personal interview.
PROGRAM APPOINTMENT NOTIFICATION:
The notification on the decision for your selection into the Program will be e-mailed to your e-mail address that you provided, no later than April 1st each year.
Send completed application to:
North Dakota State University
Director, Dietitian Education Program
Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences
Box 6050, Dept. 2620
Fargo ND 58108-6050 USA