BWS DI is offering an Accelerated DI-Only Pathway for Spring 2023 applicants to complete their DI requirements in 2023 without needing a master’s degree. Through this pathway, the program will run from June 2023-December 2023 and is full-time (40 hours/week). Details about this pathway, including application instructions, eligibility, and an example schedule, may be found below. 

Application Instructions 

  • Applicants must apply to BWS DI through DICAS for the Spring 2023 Match. This pathway is available for Spring 2023 Match applicants only. Instructions for applying to our program through DICAS can be found here
  • Those who wish to apply to the Accelerated DI-Only Pathway must indicate this is the pathway they are applying to in the BWS DI Supplemental Application
  • Applicants may apply to the Accelerated DI-Only Pathway and the DI-Only Pathway or MS/DI Pathway. In this case, two separate rotation schedules would need to be submitted with the Supplemental Application
  • The Accelerated DI-Only Pathway is also available for applicants who apply to BWS DI through the Preselect Option
  • Interns applying to the accelerated DI-only pathway may apply for Prior Assessed Learning (PAL)
  • If all DI requirements are met no later than December 22, 2023, DI Verification Statements will be issued by BWS DI Program Director between December 25-29, 2023. Once Verification Statements are issued, applicant will be submitted into CDR’s Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) by BWS DI Program Director before 12:00 midnight CT, December 31, 2023. More information on CDR’s registration eligibility requirements can be found here

Pathway Eligibility 

In order to be eligible to apply for the Accelerated DI-Only Pathway, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Provide a DPD Verification Statement and final, official transcripts of a bachelor’s degree, or higher, granted by a university accredited by a USDE recognized accrediting agency for the undergraduate degree (and graduate degree, if applicable) by May 31, 2023. 
  • Submit a complete rotation schedule with their supplemental application, which is due on February 15, 2023. 
  • Be available to start the program on June 5th, 2023, and to commit to a full-time rotation schedule through December 19, 2023. There is not an option to complete the Accelerated DI-Only Pathway in a part-time format. 
  • A master’s degree is not required to apply for the Accelerated DI-Only Pathway.

Sample Rotation Schedule

An example schedule for the Accelerated DI-Match can be found below. Please note that rotations may be arranged in any order from June 12 – December 19, 2023. This example schedule is based on a full-time schedule of 40-hour weeks. 

Rotation/Activity Potential Dates
Onboarding Monday, April 3 – Friday, June 2, 2023
Orientation (Virtual) Monday, June 5 – Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Foodservice (80 hours) Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 23, 2023
Clinical (320 hours) Monday, June 26 – Tuesday, August 22, 2023

*Off July 3 and 4 for Independence Day

Community (160 hours) Wednesday, August 23 – Thursday, September 21, 2023

*Off for Labor Day

Wellness (320 hours) Monday, September 25 – Friday, November 17, 2023
Emphasis (160 hours) Monday, November 20 – Tuesday, December 19, 2023

*Off for Thanksgiving

Exit Class (Virtual) Wednesday, December 20-Thursday, December 21, 2023
Final Document Submission Friday, December 22, 2023
DI Verification Statements Issued Monday, December 25- Friday, December 29, 2023


Our program faculty are happy to answer any questions that you have and provide support through the application process. Questions can be sent to