Dietetic Internship Program
Thank you for your interest in Simmons. This page describes the requirements and procedures for applying to the Dietetic Internship program. If you have questions, please check the FAQs on the website first, and then feel free to email us at email@example.com or call us at 617-521-2605. Note that our TOEFL code is 3761 and our FAFSA Code is 002208.
Application Deadline for Dietetic Internship(DI) Program
The national application deadline date is determined by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education(ACEND) and is generally February 15 as determined by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics(formerly known as the ADA). The Simmons application deadline is the same date as determined by ACEND.
Admission Requirements for Dietetic Internship Program
An applicant must hold an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and meet the didactic requirements of the ACEND.
You are applying to a professional graduate program, so select your references wisely. We cannot accept recommendations from family members, friends, coaches, co-workers, people for whom you provided childcare or politicians since we need evaluations from individuals who can assess your academic ability to engage in graduate studies.
The recommendation procedure is a three-part process: the Identification Form,the Rating Form and the written recommendation. All recommendations should be written on official preprinted letterhead stationery,not on a computer-generated template. All forms and recommendations should include original inked signatures. No emails, faxes or photocopies of these materials can be accepted.
Application Procedure for the Dietetic Internship
SNHS does not participate in the DICAS program; applicants must submit the Simmons electronic DI application which will be posted here later this year for consideration for 2013. Always retain a copy of your application for your records. You are not allowed to submit a copy of your DICAS application to us as we are not authorized to use or accept it.
You are not required to apply to the M.S. program along with the DI. However, we need to know if you wish to be considered for our other nutrition program options. Please indicate this on our electronic application.
Please also submit the Verification of completion of the Didactic Program in Dietetics approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Acadecmy of Nutrition and Dietetics,called the Declaration of Intent to Complete Didactic Program.
We do not require GRE for the DI or any of our graduate nutrition programs. Also include the $50 application fee.
No application can be acted upon unless all materials are received.
All applicants to Dietetic Internships (D.I.) participate in computer matching. Applicants should request instructions and a mark/send card to prioritize their D.I. preferences. Applicants should request this material from any approved Didactic Program in Dietetics or from D & D Digital Systems. This request should be made early enough to allow turn around time for submission by the national (postmark) deadline. There is no charge for this material. However, there is a charge for computer matching that is due with the applicant's prioritized ranking. Address requests to:
D & D Digital Systems
304 Main Street, Suite 301
Ames, IA 50010-6148
Academic Records: Transcripts
Official transcripts for all courses completed (undergraduate and graduate) at regionally accredited U.S.post-secondary institutions,whether or not a degree was awarded or regardless of when the courses were taken or if the courses are specific to the SNHS program you are applying to are required. This requirement includes courses which appear on another transcript as transfer or study abroad credit. If you attended a study abroad program and a separate transcript exists, send that as well. Educational documents should clearly indicate the degree and date awarded. Such transcripts must be received in signed/sealed envelopes. Photocopies or copies "issued to student" are not acceptable.
If you earned a degree abroad, academic records must include end of year marks sheets for each year of attendance, not just final exam results or a copy of the degree. Educational documents should clearly indicate the degree and date awarded. Overseas post-secondary institutions must be recognized by the Ministry of Education in the home country. Academic records in the native language and an official English translation (if needed) are required. English translations must be provided by someone other than the applicant, family member or friend. It may also be necessary for the applicant to submit an interpretation by a foreign credential services agency. Interpretations of foreign credentials by an evaluation service do not replace official academic records. These evaluations are assessments of the curriculum and are not accepted in lieu of official academic documents. Contact our office at 617-521-2605 to determine if this is needed. When you call, please be prepared to provide the name of the institution and country where the degree was earned.
For applicants who have taken courses in the U.S. or earned a degree in the U.S., request an unofficial copy of your transcript(s) so that you can refer to it/them when completing the required GPA calculations in the application. If you receive officially signed/sealed envelopes from an institution, do not open them before submitting as this will render the transcript as unofficial.
Since there are six admission offices at Simmons College,do not simply address materials to Admission Office,Simmons College, as your information could remain in the wrong office for some time. Send all materials to:
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Office of Admission
Boston, MA 02115-5898
You are required to calculate and submit GPA calculations for undergraduate and graduate courses.
You can download these forms as a single PDF below:
To assist you in calculating GPAs, please refer to the Grading Scale below:
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Applicants whose first language is not English must submit official TOEFL scores taken within two years prior to the application deadline. The TOEFL requirement is based on native language, not citizenship. No other English proficiency exam will be accepted. The TOEFL is waived for applicants who have graduated at the bachelor's or master's level from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a post secondary institution abroad that is recognized by the Ministry of Education in the host country in English-speaking countries only. Official scores from ETS are required; copies of student score reports are not acceptable. The School of Nursing and Health Sciences TOEFL code is 3761.SNHS is unable to accept electronic scores.
A minimum score of 570 (paper-based), 230 (computer-based,) or 88 (internet-based) is required
Enrollment Deposit for DI
All matched applicants are required to submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit. This deposit is applied to the first term bill.
Deferred Entrance for Nutrition Programs
Since the Dietetic Internship program requires placement for a specific year, interns are not eligible for a deferral.