Application Process for 2014-2015

Applying to our Dietetic Internship is a 3 step process:
Step #1 - Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) Application
Step #2 - Supplemental Information & Application Fee
Step #3 - D&D Digital Computer Matching

NOTE: APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15th. Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for DP and undergraduate courses is required. Students with an overall GPA of 3.2 (or above), who also have some relevant work experience, and are given priority. Graduate student applicants are also given priority.



  • Our program participates in the online DICAS (Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System). Please email for more information.
  • To access DICAS please visit (*Note: DICAS will not be available until after December 1, 2013, for the Spring 2014 match). The online application MUST be completed by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on February 15, 2014.
  • DICAS Application Fee: $40.00 for the first application submitted, and $20.00 for each additional application.
  • AU Internship Program Fee: $50.00 (see Step #2 for fee information). Make check or money order to Andrews University and include your name. 
  • Application Checklist: Check the following for the documents you need to send to DICAS. Application Checklist
Reference letters:
  • When completing the application form, applicants must include the name and contact information (specifically an email address) for all three references*. This will trigger an email message requesting completion of a reference form. The form will be completed online. Students submitting more than one application will need to use the same individuals as references for each application. (*Please note that there must be at least one from a teacher (preferable the Didactic Program (DP) director) and from a work supervisor, the third can be another DP teacher.
Personal Statements: 
  • Applicants who apply to internships using DICAS will be asked to complete a personal statement. Content may include personal or professional goals, interests, experience, strengths, motivation or other topics deemed relevant to the selection process. Personal statements should be no more than 1000 words.

 Questions to be addressed in the personal statement include:

- Why do you want to enter the profession of dietetics?
- What are your long term goals?
- Why have you chosen Andrews University to do your internship and what specifically led you to apply?
- What experiences have you had in preparing for the Dietetic Internship?

All applications are screened for completion and presentation, GPA, work experience, community involvement, references and personal letter.

Applicants are ranked by the Andrews University Dietetic selection committee. The ranking is sent to D&D Digital Systems for computer matching. In rare ocasions, applicants may be contacted for a phone interview if clarification is needed. 

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent to:

    DICAS - Transcript Department
    PO Box 9118
    Watertown, Massachusetts 02472
Verification Statements:

All applicants must include an original signed verification statement from an accredited Didactic Program indicating that all required coursework has been completed. Students currently enrolled in classes must submit a "Declaration of Intent" listing courses in progress. Successful applicants must supply signed verification statements and final transcripts to AUIP prior to the start of the internship.

Calculating GPA:

DP GPA: All nutrition courses and Management and Organization, Human resources and Marketing courses. 

Science GPA: Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Introduction to Chemistry and Microbiology. 


A current summary of your academic, employment and professional activities should be included in your resume. Please include your email address. (scan and upload in the supplemental section of the DICAS application)

Financial Aid: 

Financial Aid is available for those that are enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Nutrition and Wellness. 

Scholarships may be available through state dietetic associations and/or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It may be possible for students to obtain loan deferment for student loans while enrolled in the program.

Step #2 - Supplemental Information & Application Fee

Our program participates requires additional information for the application process through us to be complete.

  • We require a $50.00 application fee*(not refundable) that is to be sent to: 

    Andrews University
    Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness
    Internship Program of Nutrition and Dietetics
    8475 University Blvd.
    Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0210
             (Please make checks payble to Andrews University)
Step #3 - D&D Digital Computer Matching
  • Each applicant must register for matching with D&D Digital to create/edit/verify their prioritized list of Internship Programs by 11:59 pm Central Time on February 15, 2014. There is a $50 computer matching fee to D&D Digital payable when your priority choices are identified.
  • The student applicant will be notified of acceptance/rejection by April 1, 2014 (notification day). Applicant matching results for each applicant will be posted on from 6:00pm Central Time through April 3, 2014 (appointment day), This is the ONLY source of notification for applicants. Each applicant will receive either ONE MATCH or NO MATCH after Log In. All applicants who receive ON MATCH will find the matched IP Program name and contact information to accept appointment. The MATCHED IP program is planning that the MATCH will be accepted. MATCHED applicants must contact the IP program on Notification or Appointment Day to confirm the acceptance of the MATCH. No arrangements should be made with any other IP programs. Applicants who received NO MATCH will be given other instructions.   
  • Please visit to register.
  • D&D Digital Systems
    Suite 301
    304 Main Street
    Ames, IA 500100
  • Phone: (515) 292-0490 or


For More Information Please Contact:
Maggie Hernandez, Internship Program Director

Phone: 269.471.3372

Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness

Phone: 269.471.3370

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