Admission Requirements and Application Process
The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics will review your request for admission once
you have applied to the Graduate School at the University of Northern Colorado. To
apply, follow the instructions below. Timely submission of all required materials
will expedite the evaluation and screening of your application.
Priority Application Deadline for Fall Semester Start is February 15
Complete applications received by this date will receive full consideration for department
scholarships and graduate assistantships. Additional applications will be reviewed
on a space-available basis until June 1.
Each applicant must:
- Answer the application questions.
- Send your requests for letters of recommendation.
- Request three (3) academic or professional letters of recommendation from those who
can attest to your academic potential and abilities and/or employment performance.
You will be asked to supply information for your recommenders in the application.
- Submit the application and pay the non-refundable application fee.
- Domestic Students: $50 non-refundable application fee
- International Students: $60 non-refundable application fee
Once you submit your application you will be assigned an Admissions Portal, allowing you to upload supplemental items, as listed below, and track your application
through the admissions process.
Step 2: Request Transcripts
Request one official transcript from any regionally accredited college or university
where a bachelor’s degree or higher was earned or is in progress (if you have earned
multiple degrees, bachelor’s level or higher, an official transcript is required from
each college or university where a degree was conferred). If you received a degree
from UNC, you do not need to request a transcript from UNC. The Graduate School and
International Admissions Office reserves the right to request that applicants provide
official transcripts from other colleges or universities as needed.
Exceptions: If an applicant intends to use Veteran’s Education Benefits, an official transcript
from all colleges or universities attended will be required in order to maintain compliance with Veteran’s Affairs policies.
Official transcripts from U.S. institutions should be sent via mail directly from
the educational institution in an unopened, sealed envelope or through an electronically
secure digital program from the issuing institution.
Mailed transcripts should be sent to:
Graduate School and International Admissions
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 135
501 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80639
Electronic transcripts from U.S. institutions should be sent directly from the educational
institution to: email@example.com.
The Graduate School and International Admissions does not accept email, scanned or
PDF transcripts directly from applicants. All official transcripts, submitted as part
of the application process, are retained by UNC and not returned to applicants or
UNC retains submitted transcripts, from institutions other than UNC, for admitted
students for up to five years after graduation or date of last attendance at UNC.
Transcripts provided by applicants who were not admitted, denied admissions or did
not complete their application are destroyed after one (1) year. The Graduate School
will make every attempt to use previously-submitted transcripts if they are within
these timeframes. However, if the Graduate School cannot locate previously submitted
transcripts, the transcripts fall outside the timeframes listed above, or they are
considered illegible, applicants must provide new transcripts.
Applicants with academic credentials from outside the U.S. will need to follow the requirements for submission of foreign transcripts. Click on the Transcripts tab for information about international transcripts.
Step 3: Note About the GRE
This program does not require GRE scores.
Step 4: Supplemental Items
Log back into the Admissions Portal to submit the following:
- Personal Statement (1,000 words maximum)
Discuss experiences that have helped you prepare your career in nutrition and dietetics,
short-term and long-term goals, strengths and weaknesses, experience in online education,
and potential for graduate study including research interest areas.
- Scanned image of active Registered Dietitian Nutritionist card from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Graduate courses to be considered for transfer and those taken at UNC must be taken
within five calendar years of graduating from the M.S. in Dietetics Program.
Once you apply to the UNC Graduate School and your application packet is complete,
your application will be reviewed by the Graduate School and then sent to the faculty/program
for an admission recommendation. The timing of the admission decision depends on each
individual program’s deadline and review process.
International applicants (non-U.S. citizen/non-U.S. Permanent Resident) please refer
to the International Admissions Requirements page for further information about submitting transcripts, English proficiency scores,
passport copy and financial documentation.
For More Information
For more information about the admission process, please email the Graduate School or call 970-351-2831.