Application Procedures

The Combined Graduate Program in Nutrition/Dietetic Internship admits up to 20 students per year.

Application Procedures

  • IMPORTANT: The Appalachian State University Dietetic Internship will be using DICAS for the spring 2022 match.
  • Only students who are enrolled in or have completed an undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) may apply to the Dietetic Internship and the Graduate Program in Nutrition.
  • Only students who have been accepted into the Dietetic Internship through the DICAS match can be admitted to the Graduate Program.

Application to the Dietetic Internship

  • The Appalachian Combined Graduate Program in Nutrition is using the online Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System, DICAS. The online application must be completed by 11:59 pm Central Time on February 15, 2022.
  • The fee to use DICAS is $50 for the first application submitted and $25 for each additional application.
  • Official transcripts for all colleges and universities attended should be addressed to: DICAS - Transcript Dept, PO Box 9118, Watertown, MA 02472
  • Applicants must also register online for computer matching through D&D Systems and select dietetic internship priority choices by 11:59 pm Central Time on February 15, 2022. There is a $50.00 computer matching fee.
  • This is in addition to the Appalachian graduate school application.
  • Notification Day: April 5, 2022
  • Appointment Day: April 6, 2022
  • Posting Date of programs with open positions: April 8, 2022
    • Paul Moore, PhD, RD, DI Director

 Application to the Graduate School

  • Graduate School Application Deadline for starting 2022 Fall Semester: July 1, 2022.
  • Entrance Requirements — Acceptance into the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies at Appalachian and acceptance into the Dietetic Internship occur simultaneously. In the first calendar year of the two year program students complete 21 hours of graduate coursework. To continue the graduate program and enter the dietetic internship the second year, students must: 1) Complete the first yeart of graduate studies with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and 2) Complete research requirements (NUT 5901 or NUT 5999).

Pre-select Option

The Appalachian State University Combined Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship utilizes a preselect process, as well as a computer matching process. The program selects up to 10 students per year who meet preselect criteria. The criteria include:

  • Enrollment in the Appalachian State University Didactic Program in Dietetics (ASU DPD) program
  • Completion of all DPD requirements prior to beginning the ASU DI
  • Graduation from Appalachian State University prior to entering the ASU DI
  • Acceptance into the Appalachian State University Graduate School

The applicant must provide the Dietetic Internship Director with a complete DICAS application by January 15, 2022, 11:59 PM (application forms, including 3 letters of recommendation, letter of application, GRE scores, DPD Verification Statement or Intent to Complete form). The applicant will be notified on or before February 1, 2022 regarding his or her acceptance or rejection by the program. The remaining positions will be filled using the computer matching process.
If an applicant is preselected, the Dietetic Internship Director will provide the applicant’s email address and name to D & D Digital by February 1, 2022. This information will be used to ensure that the student does not participate in computer matching.
Applicants who are not admitted to the program through the preselect option may apply to other dietetic internships including the Appalachian State University Dietetic Internship through the computer matching process. The deadline to apply for the April match is February 15, 2022.

Cost To Student

Note that financial aid information is available at the Office of Student Financial Aid.

First Year (On Campus)

  • Annual in state tuition and fees: $7,900, Out of state: $21,332
  • Summer tuition: $667.53 in state and $1,669.53 out of state (3 CH)
  • Books ( about $500/yr)
  • Health Insurance ($2,540/yr) This can be waived if you have coverage elsewhere.
  • Living expenses ($1000-$1800/month) This depends on the number of roommates and distance from campus.

Second (Internship) Year

  • Instate tuition and fees (estimate): $7,900, Out of state: $21,332
  • Books (about $250)
  • Health Insurance ($2,540/yr) This can be waived if you have coverage elsewhere.
  • Liability Insurance ($50/yr)
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics membership fees ($75/yr) includes NCDA membership
  • NCAND Regional Meetings (about $200)
  • Transportation to various facilities (about $80/week)
  • Living expenses ($1000-$1800/month)
  • Lab coat, immunizations, drug tests, incidentals ($350-$400)