Before you begin
The program uses the online centralized internship application for dietetic internship programs: DICAS. Applications may be submitted starting December 1, which may be accessed at https://portal.dicas.org. A DICAS application fee is required.
The online application must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on February 15.
When completing the application form, applicants must include the name and contact information (specifically an e-mail address) for each reference. This triggers an e-mail message requesting completion of a reference form. The form will be completed online.
Applicants who apply to internships using DICAS will be asked to complete a personal statement of no more than 1000 words. Questions to be addressed in the personal statement include:
Why do you want to enter the dietetics profession?
Discuss experiences that have helped to prepare you for your career,
What are your short-term and long-term goals?
What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing improvement?
Students must request transcripts of all college course work be sent from past academic institutions and have them forwarded directly to DICAS. Please send official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to the following address:
PO Box 9118
Watertown, MA 02472
Transcripts need to verify a bachelor's degree (with date received) and all prerequisite course work has been completed. For applicants matched with KU who had not completed a degree or all prerequisites at the time of DICAS application, a second set of official transcripts will need to be provided to KU closer to the start of the program to verify all requirements have been met.
STEP TWO: KU Medical Center Online Application and Fee
Once DICAS materials have been received and verified, you will receive email correspondence from the program director inviting you to begin the final steps of the application process through CollegeNet. Supplemental application materials will be submitted through the CollegeNet link provided in the registrar’s email.
Applications are not reviewed until the KU application fee and all of the requested information is received.
STEP THREE: D&D Computer Match
Applicants must also complete the computer match process and indicate KU as one of the desired institutions for enrollment by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 15. For information on the process and computer match forms, contact your didactic program director or D&D Digital Systems at www.dnddigital.com.
Inquiries or Updates: Please call (913) 588-5355 for inquiries about the application process or to check the status of a submitted application.
Notification: In April, D&D Digital notifies all internship applicants of their match status. Matched applicants must contact the program director by phone, e-mail or fax within 24 hours of receiving the notice to indicate whether they will accept the internship position. [D&D digital computer match]
Acceptance: The program director sends accepted applicants a letter verifying acceptance of the internship position and additional information needed for admission. KU's Office of Graduate Studies notifies applicants of the conditions of admission and admission status.
Guidelines for Second Round Selection Process
Second round applications are accepted if the program has openings after the first-round match.