Admission to the Dietetics Program
Students wishing to major in DPD must apply for formal admission to the Program. Students are admitted to the professional component of the Program at the beginning of the junior year. The Program encourages application from all qualified persons regardless of sex, age, or cultural, racial or ethnic group or handicap.
Steps for the Admission Process:
a. Completion of UAPB general education requirements.
b. Successful completion of all the prerequisite freshman and sophomore courses with a grade of C or better.
c. Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 (including all transfer and UAPB credit).
A score of 70 percent or more qualifies for admission to the Program. Students may take the exam in the department or at Prometric testing sites across the country. A list of available testing sites is available at http://Prometric.com/Elsevier
Applications are accepted in the summer for admittance to fall classes. The application deadline is June 30.
The DPD Director and DPD Admission Committee will review applications and interview eligible applicants in July to identify students to be admitted. Factors that are reviewed include overall GPA in academic coursework, grades related to DPD, core course GPA (English, academic math, laboratory science, foreign language, speech), SAT or ACT score (including writing section), personal statement and experiences.
The Director will notify students for enrollment before the end of July. Admission into the DPD will typically occur in the fall semester of the student’s junior year. Membership in the Academy is required with enrollment in the Program.
Transfer students who wish to enroll in the DPD, and those who already have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and wish to complete the DPD, should apply for assessment of prior learning.