Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

Admission Policies

CRITERIA

Successful applicants will have a minimum of:

  • a baccalaureate degree
  • completed academic requirements from an accredited program in dietetics
  • a 3.0 overall grade point average and 3.0 in professional courses

Interns who are selected for the program must apply to the university and will receive further information on university application procedures after acceptance. Interns are admitted into a post-baccalaureate credential program.  This category will still allow interns to apply for financial aid.

Applicants who have completed academic requirements more than five years before applying to the internship will need to document recency of education or experience. This may be a combination of:

  •  two years of dietetic-related work experience within the last five years
AND/OR

     • nine upper-division college or graduate-level courses in areas related to the dietetic profession 

Recency of Education Form (PDF) is available on this website and must be included with your application.

Our internship does not waive practice hours for prior experience. Refer to the Policy to Waiver Hours for Prior Learning. After reviewing the policy, contact the program director for questions.

INTERVIEWS

Selected applicants will be contacted in early March to schedule an interview. Please be sure to include in your DICAS application an email address and a phone number where you can be reached during that time. Interviews will be conducted mid-March by a committee consisting of Cal Poly Pomona faculty, preceptors from participating hospitals, alumni, and interns.

The in-person interview is a mandatory part of the selection process. We appreciate the opportunity to get to know the applicants to the program.  Please be willing to be flexible to attend the interview.

All applicants will be given fair consideration; however, some preference (10 out of 100 points) will be given to those students who have completed a minimum of 40 units at Cal Poly Pomona in the initial application review.

Up to fifteen full-time interns are accepted annually.

Applicants matched to the Cal Poly Pomona program may contact the director by email (rssutton@cpp.edu) or telephone (909) 869-3861. Applicants matched must accept their appointment by 6 p.m. PST on Appointment Day, April 9, 2018.  Phone number, email and address of the applicant should be included in the acceptance.

Materials of unsuccessful candidates will not be returned to the candidate.