Application Procedures

All applicants will be required to participate in computer matching. Applicants can obtain computer matching instructions and a mark/sense card to prioritize their DI preferences directly from D&D Digital Systems, Inc. D&D Digital may be contacted by e-mail or phone, 515.292.0490. Requests for instructions should be made to allow time for submitting by the Feb. 15 deadline.

Please note that applications for consideration must be submitted electronically by Feb. 15 through the DI Centralized Application System (DICAS) website. Please contact DICAS customer support at 617.612.2855 or by e-mail.

All of the following must be submitted online via DICAS:

DICAS Submission Materials

  • Official transcripts from all universities and institutions attended
  • Verification statement from an ACEND-accredited DPD
  • Three letters of recommendation from appropriate professionals
  • Completed application form
  • Résumé
  • Statement of career goals
  • Verification of completion of a total of 12 graduate credits (including required courses: HNSC 7241X — Nutritional Aspects of Disease; HNSC 7240X — Assessment Techniques and Nutritional Care; 7213X — Human Pathophysiology; and an additional elective course) by the end of the spring semester with a grade of B or better in each course.
  • Evidence of matriculation into the Brooklyn College M.S. program. Applicants who already have a master' in nutrition from another institution may apply as a graduate nondegree student. When applying for admission to our M.S., check "graduate nondegree" and write on your application that you are applying to the DI.*
  • Recent photo (upload to DICAS)*

*All the additional materials can be uploaded in the supplemental section of the DICAS website. Select "Program Designations" on the home page; after you select Brooklyn College, click on the icon under the "supplemental (optional)" section. You will then be allowed to upload these materials.

Application to the Brooklyn College DI

  • Official transcripts from all universities and institutions attended
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Verification Statement or Declaration of Intent to Complete
  • Three letters of recommendation from appropriate professionals
  • Completed application form
  • Résumé
  • Statement of career goals

In addition, the Brooklyn College DI requires a nonrefundable application fee of $40. Please make check payable to "Brooklyn College Member Organization" and mail to:

Brooklyn College DI Program
Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences
Brooklyn College
The City University of New York
2900 Bedford Avenue
4123 Ingersoll Hall
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889

Please note this fee is separate from the $40 fee to apply to DICAS.

Computer Matching

Application Phase

Applicants are responsible for obtaining current application materials from the Dietetic Internships (DI). The basic steps in this process are:

  • Obtain current application materials from selected DIs at least six months prior to the computer match in April and November annually. Please note that DI application forms are not available on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website or from academy staff. You must get all required application information from the DI programs.
  • Discuss application materials with your didactic program director, if available.
  • If required, apply to take Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Obtain the Declaration of Intent to Complete Form or a Verification Statement from your didactic program director. One of these standardized forms is provided by the didactic program director and is required as part of the DI application materials.
  • Request references from adviser/faculty/employers and order official transcripts as needed for each DI application.
  • Complete each DI application according to instructions provided with the application and submit the materials to the DI director by the designated deadline date. Questions about completing applications should be referred to the DI director or your DPD director, not academy staff.
  • Provide telephone number(s) with applications where you can be reached on Appointment Day.
  • Send all materials before the postmark deadline and by receipted mail for proof of mailing date and delivery. Enclose a self-addressed stamped postcard if you want to be notified of receipt of the DI application from the program.
  • Applicants must register on the D&D Digital website, pay the $50 computer matching fee with a credit card, and submit their prioritized list of selected dietetic internships online to D&D Digital before the designated deadline dates (Refer to Dates for the Computer Matching Process for each appointment period). Applicants should call D&D Digital prior to the deadline if they do not receive an e-mail with login information.

If you do not receive a match, you must register with D&D Digital for each spring and fall computer matching period.

Computer Matching Phase

Applicants are responsible for notifying D&D Digital, in writing, of a decision to withdraw from the matching process if circumstances will prevent them from accepting a match that may occur.

Applicants are responsible for telephoning D&D Digital if they cannot access the D&D Digital Internet site to view their personal matching results on Notification Day.

Appointment Phase

Applicants who receive a computer match DI appointment are responsible for accepting or rejecting the match by telephone or fax by 5 p.m. (of the program's time zone) on Appointment Day.

Applicants who submitted a Declaration of Intent to Complete Form with their DI applications must obtain a signed DPD Verification Statement from their DPD program director and official transcript documenting completion of the bachelor's degree before they may begin the DI.

Important Applicant Responsibilities

Participants in the computer matching process are expected to adhere to the results of the match and accept a match that may occur. It is unethical to decline a match in order to pursue appointment to another program.

Programs with open positions will be posted on the D&D Digital website the day following Appointment Day. Applicants who do not receive a computer match must not contact any program with open positions until the day following Appointment Day. In addition, please do not ask your didactic program director to inquire about programs with open positions until the day programs with open positions are posted. This allows the DI programs time to confirm acceptance from their matched applicants and determine the process they will use to fill open positions.