Admission Requirements and Application Process
The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics will screen applicants via the Dietetic
Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS). To apply, follow the instructions
below. After you receive notification on April 5, 2020, that you matched with our
program, you may apply to the UNC Graduate School per Step 4 below.
Each applicant must:
Step 1: Apply to DICAS - the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service
- DICAS opens December 5, 2019.
- The online application must be completed for our program by 11:59 pm on February 15, 2020.
- The fee to use DICAS is $45 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional
- A Declaration of Intent or Verification Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic
Program in Dietetics is required.
- The personal statement should include research interest areas for the capstone, potential
in graduate program and experience with online learning, in addition to the standard
- Letters of recommendation should be from three individuals familiar with your academic/employment
performance. Two faculty members and one employer/volunteer coordinator are recommended.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required.
- If you have technical concerns with your application, please contact DICAS.
- Register online for computer matching. You will be asked to provide a ranking of
dietetic internships for which you wish to apply. If you do not complete this step,
you will not be eligible for the program.
- The fee to register with D&D Digital is $55.
Step 3: Mail a non-refundable $50 Application Screening Fee
- Make check payable to the University of Northern Colorado (cash will not be accepted).
- The application screening fee must be received by February 15, 2020.
- Send your application fee to:
University of Northern Colorado
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Attn: Janice Riegel
Gunter 2280, Campus Box 93
Greeley, CO 80639
- You may be asked to participate in a telephone interview. If you are not requested
to participate, this does not mean that your application is not being considered.
- During the application screening process, your application documents are reviewed
and a numerical score calculated by members of the review committee is used to rank
applications. An objective spreadsheet is used to calculate the points each applicant
has earned during the review process.
- Please note: For the MS in Dietetics with Dietetic Internship, you are not required to submit
the Preceptor Form, Facility Form, and Rotation Summary Form. These will be due during
the first year of the program once accepted.
Step 4: Apply to UNC Graduate School after Internship Match
Once matched into the UNC MS Dietetics with Dietetic Internship through D&D Digital,
you have 10 business days (by 5 p.m. MT) to apply to the UNC Graduate School and submit
Complete the online application.
- Answer the application questions.
- 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 5: Request Transcripts
Request one official transcript from any 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 therequirements for submission of foreign transcripts. Click on the Transcripts tab for information about international transcripts.
Please note: Graduate courses to be considered for transfer and those taken at UNC must be taken
within five calendar years of graduating from the MS in Dietetics with Dietetic Internship
Step 6: Submit GRE Scores
Official GRE scores (less than five years old) are required. UNC's institutional code
is 4074. Required minimum scores:
- 140 Quantitative;
- 146 Verbal Reasoning;
- Combined score of at least 297;
- Analytical Writing 3.5
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.