Program Information

Dietetics Application Process

Each of the major programs offered in HNES have specific criteria for admission into the respective professional programs.

Freshman - Pre-professional Status
All freshman entering any of the department majors are listed as having pre-professional status. During spring semester of the sophomore year (for dietetics pre-professional) students who wish to move into the professional program must complete and submit an application. Pre-professional students may not enroll in HNES restricted courses.

Sophomore - Pre-professional Status
Those interested in Accelerated BS/MS for Dietetics and Nutrition will need to submit a petition to apply for a combined/accelerated program to the Graduate School during the summer.

Combined Accelerated Degree Program Declaration Form

Dietetics Application

Junior - Professional Status
During the fall of the junior year those professional status students intending to apply to the Accelerated BS/MS for Dietetics and Nutrition must submit an application to the Graduate School for admission.  Students will be notifed by the end of the fall semester regarding acceptance to that program. Students are not required to take the GRE in order to apply to the Accelerated option.

Professional Status
Students selected into the professional programs are listed as having professional status and are eligible to enroll in previously restricted courses.

Transfer Students
All transfer students (from other institutions or from other programs on campus) must complete a program application in order to be considered for professional status. Transfer students must be accepted into the professional program before they can enroll in HNES restricted courses.

NDSU does have transfer agreements with a number of other institutions. You can learn more about these agreements by clicking on the following link: Program Transfer Agreements.

Course Restrictions
The following courses are restricted to Dietetics professional status students: HNES 351.

My Organization on­ Blackboard
All students listed as professional status are placed in a degree specific My Organization on Blackboard. That Blackboard site provides additional program information including the program manual and internship manuals if applicable.

If you are seeking information regarding any of the HNES undergraduate programs that you cannot find on our website or have specific questions about our undergraduate programs, please contact Robert Dirk, Academic Advisor for HNES, by phone (701) 231-9848 or via e-mail at .


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