Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

FAQ

  1. Are you participating in DICAS?
  2. Do I need transcripts from all schools attended?
  3. Do I have to change all courses to semester units?
  4. What is the Authorization for Packet Review/Release Form?
  5. How will I know if I am selected for an interview?
  6. If selected, how would I be assigned to a hospital?
  7. Do I need to take the GRE?
  8. Do I need to apply to the university?
  9. Do you allow for phone or Skype interviews for applicants who do not live in Southern California?

1. Are you participating in DICAS?

Yes, we participate in DICAS as well as D&D Matching. 

Please note that you do NOT need to send anything other than the Release Form, Recency of Education (if applicable) and check to Cal Poly  Pomona.  We will use the information from DICAS for the rest of the packet. 

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2. Do I need transcripts from all schools attended?
Yes. Even though many schools do include information from previous schools on their transcripts, you need to include all transcripts. 

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3. Do I have to change all courses to semester units?
No. Not all courses need to be listed or converted to semester units. But be sure if you have been to both quarter and semester schools, that you choose only one format.

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4. What is the Authorization for Packet Review/Release Form?
Since our screening committee is large and composed of a number of individuals, we do require you to sign the Authorization for Packet Review available on this website. This allows release of confidential information (grades, references, etc.) to the Screening Committee. This differs from the form you sign for your recommendations to be confidential. Please don’t forget our Authorization or the Committee cannot evaluate your packet.

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5. How will I know if I am selected for an interview?
Applicants selected will be called in early March, and will be given an interview time. Because of the large number of applicants we interview for our 15 positions, we conduct interviews two days only, in mid-March. I realize that it may be during school or finals, but, hopefully, your instructors or employer understand the importance of the interview.

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6. If selected, how would I be assigned to a hospital?
We make every effort to place you close to your home. With the geographic range of the hospitals, this is often difficult. Interns are sometimes asked to commute to their hospitals or to their outside rotations (Public Health, Head Start, Community College, etc.) You may be expected to drive 60 miles, one way for this period of time. While this may be difficult short term, we hope you appreciate the training needed to become an Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

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7. Do I need to take the GRE?
No.

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8. Do I need to apply to the university?
Not as part of the initial application process, only if you are matched to our internship.  All interns accepted into the program must apply to the post-baccalaureate credential program through our regular, university admissions process. This ensures that you are enrolled in the credential program and allows for you to apply for financial aid if needed.  You will be given information about this if you are matched to our internship.

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9. Do you allow for phone or Skype interviews for applicants who do not live in Southern California?
No.  We consider the in-person interview the most important part of our selection process.  All applicants must be able to come to the Cal Poly campus in March for interviews.  Typically, applicants who are invited to interview are contacted two weeks before the interviews.  Out of state candidates will be contacted first to allow them to make travel plans.  Because our interview committee includes preceptors, faculty, interns, and alumni; we limit our interviews to only two days.

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