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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 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) by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Simmons application deadline is the same date as determined by ACEND. For 2015, the application deadline is 11:59 p.m EST on February 15,2015. All required paper materials must be post-marked no later than February 14 to be considered on time. SNHS cannot guarantee that late or incomplete applications will be considered.

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.

Fall 2015 DI Application


Three recommendations are required. You are applying to a professional graduate program,so,select your references wisely. We do not accept recommendations from individuals who have a personal relationship with you (family members, friends, religious personnel) or from coaches or politicians since we need evaluations from individuals who can assess your academic ability to engage in graduate studies. Recommendations should not be dated more than six months prior to the application deadline and must be written on letterhead stationery.

Instructions for the recommendation process can be found within the application.You are required to provide the email addresses of three individuals who will be sent an invitation with instructions on how to submit the recommendation and rating form. Only this form is acceptable. Recommendations must be received by the designated deadline date.

Two recommendations should be from current or recent instructors.

We cannot accept Committee Recommendations(one letter which includes a series of paragraphs from individual faculty members or a series of faculty letters) or letters of reference on file in a Career Education or Career Resources Center. Three separate letters of recommendation are required

SNHS does not participate in the DICAS program; applicants must submit the Simmons electronic DI application .  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 MS program along with the DI. However, you may apply to the DI and MS and.or CSN using one application-indicate in the drop-down menu your choices. Do not submit a separate application for each of these programs.

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 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and/or the Declaration of Intent to Complete Didactic Program.

We do not require GRE for the DI or any of our graduate nutrition programs.

No application can be acted upon unless all materials are received.

Academic Records: Transcripts

Official transcripts for all courses completed (undergraduate and graduate) at regionally accredited 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,to avoid delay, please send all materials to:

Office of Admission
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Simmons College
Room S332
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115-5898

GPA Calculations

You are required to calculate and submit GPA calculations for undergraduate and graduate courses.

To assist you in calculating GPAs, please refer to the Grading Scale below:

Standardized Tests

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.