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Admissions to the Coordinated Program (CP)


Traditional Coordinated Undergraduate Program (CP)

Students will be selected annually in the Spring semester for the following Fall semester to begin the Coordinated Program. Admission to the CP requires that prospective students:

  • Successfully complete all prerequisite coursework
  • Maintain high academic achievement; a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher is desirable; students with a cumulative grade point average below 3.0 are reviewed competitively on a space-available basis
  • File a Department of Allied Health Sciences Professional Program Application (See admissions)

In order to qualify for Guaranteed Admission to the CP, a student must meet all the following criteria:

  • Have entered the University of Connecticut as a freshman
  • Apply to the major within two years of their freshman orientation
  • Complete 3 successive semester of full-time study of required coursework at the University of Connecticut
  • Earn an overall grade point average of a minimum of a 3.0
  • Meet all Admission Requirements and file a Department of Allied Health Sciences Application by the deadline
  • Students meeting all of these criteria are guaranteed admissions to the major

The applications of University of Connecticut students who do not meet the Guaranteed Admission criteria will be reviewed competitively. Transfer Applicants will be reviewed on a space-available basis once matriculated University of Connecticut students have been reviewed.

The Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP) is conducted in two phases.

  • First two years at UConn, fulfills all prerequisite courses as well as the General Education requirements of the University
  • After program acceptance (Admission) students are Dietetics majors for their junior, senior year and externship*.

After acceptance into the Coordinated Program (Junior Year):

  • Students begin supervised practice experiences while you continue to complete didactic coursework
  • Time in supervised practice sites increases as you progress through your curriculum
  • Experience is gained in clinical, community, food service, counseling, and research
  • Students are able to complete a two week specialty rotation
  • Under the supervision of qualified professional, students develop the knowledge and skills to excel as a competent, entry-level dietetics professional.
  • This phase takes 2 years Plus the 6 week externship following graduation.

*Externship: Students complete a 6 week (40 hours / week) intensive supervised practice program. This is a culminating experience, which prepares students for entry into the profession.

The deadline for University of Connecticut students and transfer students to the CP is February 1st. In addition to the Program application, transfer students from outside the University of Connecticut must submit an application for admission to the University's Transfer Admissions Office. Their phone number is (860) 486-3137


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College of Agricutlture and Natural Resources
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1101
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