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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 by the Fall semester when the program begins.
  • Maintain high academic achievement.  It is a competitive application process. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher is desirable. Depending on the number of applicants, students with a cumulative grade point average below 3.0 may be reviewed.
  • Submit a Department of Allied Health Sciences Dietetics Professional Program Application (See admissions) by February 1.

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 submit a Department of Allied Health Sciences Dietetics Professional Program Application by February 1.
  • 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 UConn 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 eligible to complete a two week specialty rotation
  • Under the supervision of qualified professionals, 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

Post-Baccalaureate Admissions

  • Application Process PRIOR to February 1st
  • Complete the Graduate School application
    • Must have a 3.0 entire undergraduate record or - at least 3.0 for your last two undergraduate years
    • No GREs required
    • If you are Not a native speaker you must take the TOEFL test
    • Official transcripts from schools other than UConn
    • Unofficial transcripts from UConn
    • Personal Statement of Purpose expressing your interest in a graduate education
    • 2 letters of recommendation through online application process
    • $75 application fee
  • CP Application
    • Online application (Dietetics Professional Program Application)
    • Personal statement addressing becoming a registered dietitian
    • Forwarded from the Graduate School (do not need to submit duplicates)
      • 2 Letters of Recommendation
      • Official Transcripts (Other schools)
      • Unofficial Transcript (UConn applicants - access through Peoplesoft Account)
    • Acceptance in mid-March for following the spring semester

If DPD applicants apply to Dietetic Internships through DICAS, acceptance must be confirmed immediately following Dietetic Internship Match date. 


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Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1101
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