Dietetic Internship (DI) Application: DPD and Overall GPA Calculation

An important consideration in the application evaluation process is your grade point average (GPA) in prerequisite science courses as well as your undergraduate, graduate (if applicable), and DPD GPAs. Your careful completion of this section is very important. Failure to do so will significantly impede the processing of your application. When you submit your application, if this GPA calculation form is not complete you will be required to submit the form again. You will find it helpful to request unofficial copies of your transcripts in order to complete the GPA calculations.

Please note that the prerequisite requirement should be reported in semester hours. If your courses were taken in a quarter hour system, it is assumed that the conversion factor is .75, i.e., one quarter hour equals .75 of a semester hour. Three quarters may be required to meet the two semester requirement, usually six credits. The number of required quarter terms may depend on the course content and length. For example, a course worth 4 quarter hours equals 3 semester hours (4 x .75 = 3). Some institutions use a unit system where one unit equals 4 semester hours. Institutions also vary in the number of quality points awarded per grade so check with your institution. If a course has not been completed, please do not include it in the GPA table. Instead, please list it under the "Current/Future Enrollment" section found in the Academics tab of the application.

If you have any trouble completing this form, please contact us at 617-521-2605 or snhs@simmons.edu for assistance. Your application cannot be considered until this form is completed and submitted.

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ILLUSTRATION OF DPD GPA CALCULATION FOR ALL DI APPLICANTS

All courses must have been completed within ten years prior to the application deadline. AP (Advanced Placement), CLEP and IB scores are not acceptable. Include all repeated and failed courses in the GPA.

Total quality points are obtained by multiplying the number of credits by the quality point per grade. The GPA is obtained by dividing the sum of total quality points by the sum of total credits.


ILLUSTRATION OF OVERALL GPA CALCULATIONS FOR ALL DI APPLICANTS

List undergraduate institutions attended (whether or not a degree or certificate was earned or if courses are not relevant to the Dietetic Internship Program). Refer to an unofficial copy of your transcript for the needed information. Do not add individual institution GPAs and divide by the number of institutions. Please follow the sample below.



DIDACTIC PROGRAM IN DIETETICS (DPD) GPA CALCULATION FOR ALL DI APPLICANTS

Include all courses required to meet DPD requirements at your college or university. AP (advanced Placement); CLEP and IB scores are not acceptable. Include any repeated or failed courses. Use the grading scale provided on the DI Application page of our website (http://www.simmons.edu/snhs/programs/nutrition/dietetic/apply.php#gradingscale), not the grading scheme used by AND. If any of your DPD courses had a lab, separate from the lecture, with a separate grade and/or credits please list it in a separate row. If you include a repeated course/lab, it may appear at the bottom of this table or in a different location in this document once the form downloads to a PDF. The GPA calculations will be fine, so do not be concerned about where the repeated course(s)/lab appear.

If a course has not been completed, please do not include it in the GPA table. Instead, please list is under the "Current/Future Enrollment" section found in the Academics tab of the application. Also, do not include any courses taken as pass/fail as your GPA will be negatively impacted. See section below for non-graded coursework.



DPD Courses (Pass/Fail)

List below all non-graded (pass/fail) courses required to meet the DPD requirement at your institution.


OVERALL UNDERGRADUATE GPA FOR ALL DI APPLICANTS

List all undergraduate institutions attended whether or not a degree or certificate was earned or whether or not courses are relevant to the
DI.



OVERALL GRADUATE GPA FOR ALL DI APPLICANTS

List all graduate institutions attended whether or not a degree or certificate was earned or whether or not courses are relevant to DI.