Application Portal

Applicants applying to BWS DI through either the DI-Only Pathway or MS/DI Pathway must apply to our program through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS). DICAS is an online applicant portal serviced by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and used by students who are applying to dietetic internship programs. BWS DI participates in both the fall and spring match through DICAS. For more information, please visit dicas.liaisoncas.comPotential applicants may also email dicasinfo@dicas.org for more information. Please note that there is a fee to use DICAS. Applicants must complete their DICAS application by 11:59pm Central Time February 15, 2023 for the Spring Match.

Applicants must also register with D&D Digital Systems at https://www.dnddigital.com/, pay the $65 computer match fee by credit card, and enter their contact information and dietetic internship preferences by 11:59pm Central Time February 15, 2023. This allows applicants to participate in the nationwide “matching process.”  Applicants must submit priority rank choices through D&D Digital by 11:59pm Central Time on March 27, 2023 for the Spring Match.

Computer matching materials may be obtained from D&D Digital Systems, 304 Main Street, #301, Ames, IA 50010, phone (515)292-0490.

Application Submission

Once applicants are registered with DICAS and D&D Digital, they must complete and meet the following requirements:

  • Official Transcripts (submitted via your DICAS application)
    • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college, university or foreign equivalent to align with the CDR requirements for eligibility to sit for the credentialing exam.
    • DI-Only Applicants: Include transcripts from a completed or currently enrolled master’s program, if applicable.
    • Valid DPD Verification Statement.
  • A Personal Statement (1,000 words or less) that helps the admissions committee understand the applicant’s background, ambitions, personal experiences and professional aspirations (submitted via your DICAS application).
  • Resume (submitted via your DICAS application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (submitted via your DICAS application).
  • A Completed BWS DI Supplemental Application
    • Must include a proposed rotation schedule.  The structure of a distance program allows applicants to select their own rotation sites and preceptors. Applicants applying to the MS/DI pathway must align their rotation schedule dates with the MS/DI curriculum timeline for the graduate program that they are applying for. Each curriculum timeline may be found on the graduate program pages, and other important dates for the MS/DI pathway may be found here.
    • DI-Only Applicants: Applicants must submit proof of an existing master’s degree, one that is in progress, or acceptance into a master’s program prior to starting the internship. If available prior to the application deadline, this must be submitted with the Supplemental Application. Examples of proof include a letter of acceptance from a master’s program and/or transcripts from a currently enrolled master’s program.
    • MS/DI Applicants: Applicants must indicate which MS program(s) they will be applying to within the Supplemental Application. Upon acceptance, BWS DI requires proof of admission with a letter of acceptance or other documentation provided by the MS program.
    • The Supplemental Application is to be uploaded to the applicant’s DICAS portal.
    • Submission deadline: same as DICAS submission deadline.
  • Application Fee: In addition to the DICAS application fee, there is a non-refundable $75 internship application fee which is payable to BWS DI.
    • Make checks payable to: Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship
    • Send payments to: Be Well Solutions, 30625 Solon Rd. Suite C., Solon, OH 44139
    • Submission deadline: same as DICAS submission deadline.
    • For those who are applying to one or more of our MS program partners, the BWS DI $75 application processing fee is waived.
  • A 3.0 GPA is preferred, but not required
  • Graduate Record Examination score (GREs) is NOT required

Questions?

We are happy to provide support with the DI Application Process. Please email any questions to bwsdi@bewellsolutions.com.

Financial Aid

Prospective interns may find scholarship and financial aid opportunities through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Acceptance into BWS DI

Upon acceptance into our program, we require a non-refundable acceptance fee of $1,500. This payment will go toward the amount of tuition.