How to Apply

Application Period:
Dec. 1 – Feb. 15
Class Starts:
Fall Semester (August)


International Students Assistance:

Office of International Programs at KUMC

Directory of Forms for international students


Questions about DICAS?
On-line training materials and a phone number are available for students with questions about accessing and using the centralized application service. See EatRight.org under "students."

Before you begin

Contact the following agencies to request information be sent directly to the KU Department of Dietetics and Nutrition:

  1. Read the nonacademic technical standards carefully. If matched to KU's dietetic internship program, applicants will be asked to indicate if the standards can be met with or without accommodation.

  2. Graduate Record Examination (GRE): When matched, applicants must arrange for official, complete GRE results, including verbal, quantitative, and analytical scores, to be submitted to KU directly by ETS. The ETS school code for KU Medical Center is 6895, and the department code is 0214. The admission process cannot be completed until GRE scores are received. Applicants will upload GRE scores during the DICAS portion of the process, but these are unofficial scores.

  3. Have available the names and contact information of three references, including email address. Three recommendation letters are required and may be from faculty, advisers, employers, or others who are familiar with your work and character. Make sure they are willing to submit the reference electronically to DICAS.

  4. A verification statement or declaration of intent form is required. This form is completed by your didactic program director and must have an original signature. Please confirm this with your program director, as he/she will upload this document directly to DICAS. If matched, the original verification statement document must be submitted to KU.

  5. If English is a second language, applicants must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and arrange for scores to be sent directly to the KU Department of Dietetics and Nutrition. A satisfactory score on the TOEFL must be obtained within the previous two (2) years (see guidelines for TOEFL).

  6. This is also a good time to contact our office to speak with an academic adviser who will help guide you through the admission process.


STEP ONE: DICAS

The program is using the online centralized internship application for dietetic internship programs called DICAS. Applications may be submitted starting December 1, which may be accessed at https://portal.dicas.org.

The on-line application must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on February 15. The fee to use DICAS is $40 for the first application submitted.

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 on-line.

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?

Transcripts

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:

DICAS-Transcript Dept.
PO Box 9118
Watertown, MA 02472


STEP TWO: KU Medical Center Online Application and Fee

Once DICAS materials have been received and verified, you will receive email correspondence from the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Office of the Registrar 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 to you.

Applications are not reviewed until the $60 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. There is a $50.00 computer matching fee. For information on the process and computer match forms, contact your didactic program director or D&D Digital Systems at www.dnddigital.com.

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.

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 48 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.

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