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Department of Human Nutrition

Dietetic Internship

Early Acceptance Option Application Checklist

Application materials for early acceptance may be submitted in the fall; contact the internship director, Mrs. Nielsen, for application details in the Department of Human Nutrition, 302 Dalton Hall. For more information about this option please visit the early acceptance/preselect option page.

**Updated applicaiton requirements will be posted on this website in early April 2014.

The completed application packet for the early acceptance/pre-select option should include:

ication Checklist  



Justification with specified information Provide a concise justification requesting consideration for early acceptance based on a list of the specific volunteer or work activities which have contributed to your readiness as a self-directed learner, along with a list of your minimum 40 hours of dietetic-related experience (work or volunteer experience for which you did not receive academic credit).  See more details on the Early Acceptance Option page.
Copy of DICAS application

Printed copy of the completed DICAS application (note that applicants may defer actual submission and fee payment to DICAS until the list of interns selected for early acceptance has been announced).  Complete this step early in the process.
The DICAS portal closes periodically during various months throughout the year so applicants are advised to prepare and print their applications in a timely manner: no exceptions.

DPD Verification Statement from Winthrop University Official form with DPD director’s signature in blue ink; intent to complete acceptable.  Contact the DPD director at Winthrop, Christine Goodner ( during fall or spring semesters. DPD coursework must be completed by May graduation prior to the internsip starting date in the fall.
Original transcripts via DICAS Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended in sealed envelopes submitted through DICAS (for application do not need to submit to DI Director if  have been submitted through DICAS).
3 References Applicants should request that referees provide the reference in a signature-sealed envelope so it can be submitted with the application packet.  full-time faculty in the Dept. of Human Nutrition do not serve as references for the WU internship.
GRE scores Combined minimum GRE score of 293 (old GRE scoring: 940). Documentation by either of the following are acceptable: a copy in current WU graduate file (so no additonal copy required for DI director) or a photocopy of original scores in application packet.
Acceptance into Winthrop University’s Graduate School Internship director will verify acceptance through the WU Graduate Program office (you do not need to submit any paperwork for this with the Internship application). Application to the WU Graduate School should be by Dec. 1; internship applicants need to have been accepted by the time the internship application has been submitted.  **Note that the minimum GRE for the Internship is higher than for the WU Graduate School.  Acceptance to the Graduate School does not provide automatic acceptance to the Dietetic Internship: the Internship is a separate application process.

More information is availabel on the Early Acceptacne Option page on this website.