Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services 

The application process for Dietetic Internship applicants differs some from other ACU graduate programs. Applicants must first apply on the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS) online applicant portal. The DICAS Online is a service of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and offers applicants a convenient, state-of-the-art, web-based application service. The DICAS application may be accessed at https://portal.dicas.org. The online application must be completed for our program by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 15, 2015.

The admission requirements for the DICAS are:

  • Complete an dietetic internship application and submit application fee;
  • Submit three or four letters of recommendation. (The standard requirement for most sites is 3 letters of reference. A maximum of four letters of recommendation can be attached per site. Upon submission, it is the applicants’ responsibility to indicate which letters they wish to have sent to the individual sites.);
  • Submit any/all official transcript(s) in English (or translated to English) of all previous college work (official means an original with the seal that comes directly from the issuing institution to ACU). The transcript must indicate a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • Submit a personal statement;
  • Submit a personal resume;
  • Register with D&D Digital for the computer match and rank each of the dietetic internships that you are applying to by the computer match deadline date. D&D Digital is the company that matches applicants with Dietetic Internships. Use the following link to access the D&D Digital Web site: http://www.dnddigital.com.

Step 2: Apply to Abilene Christian University Dietetic Internship program:

Once the student has been matched with the ACU Dietetic Internship, he or she should apply separately for admission to the ACU Graduate School.

The admission requirements for the ACU Dietetic Internship program:

  • Complete an online ACU application;
  • Submit a $25 application fee;
  • Complete a supplemental application for Dietetic Internship;
  • Submit any/all official transcript(s) in English (or translated to English) of all previous college work (official means an original with the seal that comes directly from the issuing institution to ACU). The transcript must indicate a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • A bachelor's degree in Nutrition or related field;
  • A cumulative undergraduate approximate 3.2 and a minimum grade of B in Didactic Program in Dietetics courses and supporting courses including the sciences, statistics, and management;
  • Three letters of recommendation; 
  • Submit a personal statement which includes the following: Short-term and long-term professional goals (after completing the dietetic internship); please address how faith can inform your work in the profession of dietetics, describe experiences you have had working with individuals who are dealing with poverty or are at risk for homelessness and how you felt about those experiences; and please explain your philosophy of working with the impoverished.
  • Submit a personal resume; and
  • Applicants must have completed Didactic Program in Dietetics requirements in an accredited program as specified by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Application Deadline:
Fall 2015
  • Feb. 15, 2015

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