Please visit the Office of Admissions and Records for all of the application requirements and details for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Another helpful resource is the University of Illinois Transfer Handbook for the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (pdf). It is normal for transfer students to have to stay an extra semester, especially if transferring in junior year or if FSHN 131 is taken after Fall semester of sophomore year.
Due to the competitiveness of post-baccalaureate dietetic internships, incoming freshmen should focus their letter of application to include knowledge of dietetics and the reasons for choosing dietetics as a career. Do this as effectively as possible for Essay 1 (of the university application) in 300 or less words. Please visit the Office of Admissions and Records for all of the application requirements and details for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Transfer Students Dietetics has specific courses that are only offered once a year with limited space.
It should be noted, if a Verification Statement has already been obtained from another institution, commonly within 5 years, then Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) courses do not have to be taken during graduate coursework and the following application does not need to be filled out. This application is only to fulfill the DPD requirements within the undergraduate program while enrolled in the graduate college. Please email Dr. Sharon Donovan about the dietetic internship if your DPD requirements have already been met at another institution and are planning to apply to the University of Illinois Dietetic Internship.
Please note that undergraduate dietetic students have priority in class placement. For example, FSHN 340 is reserved for Dietetic and Hospitality Management undergraduates during the school year and, oftentimes, graduate students will have to take this course over the summer.
For concurrent application with the DPD program, applicants must already be enrolled in a thesis-based graduate program at the University of Illinois.
Please be aware that there are additional requirements besides courses to receive a Verification Statement, a document required to establish eligibility for the dietetic internship and registration examination for dietitians, at the University of Illinois. Please read the University of Illinois DPD Verification Statement before beginning the application process.
The application process is due to the competitiveness of the dietetic internship and limited DPD course space. The concurrent DPD application has three requirements:
On the application, approval from your graduate advisor to fulfill DPD requirements and certification of complete understanding of additional Verification Statement requirements must be completed for admittance.
All three parts of the application should be placed in one envelope and turned into 260 Bevier Hall with attention to the DPD director.
Graduate students are required to set up a meeting with Ms. Justine Karduck if planning on completing the DPD requirements concurrently with their graduate studies. Graduate students must complete 100 hours of work experience, (50 of them must be clinical work), and complete mentor meetings every semester similar to the undergraduate students in the DPD Program.