Signing A Major
​​​​​Signing a major
Dietetics is a professional program and acceptance into an accredited dietetic internship is competitive. No college or university can guarantee that a student completing its dietetics program will be accepted into a dietetic internship. Therefore, fifty signed dietetic majors per academic year will be admitted through monitored enrollment. Admission requirements, retention and termination standards can be accessed either in the current dietetics handbook or undergraduate bulletin. Find your Dietetics advisor!

Students must have a minimum of 3.0 overall GPA in order to sign the dietetics major and enter the Pre-professional Phase.

Transfer students are encouraged to contact their advisor a full semester before planning to attend CMU. The advisor must have official transcripts from all college/ universities attended before graduation.

If you intend to major in dietetics, the earlier you contact an advisor and plan your program, the easier it will be for you to complete the major. This is especially true for students planning to transfer to CMU from other colleges and universities. Students will sign under the most current bulletin year, even if a different bulletin is being followed for degree requirements, and are assigned a faculty advisors for signing the dietetics major based on the student's last name.
Find your Dietetics advisor!

Required materials

  1. A personalized copy of your CMU academic history printed from the portal. If you are a transfer student, transcripts or academic history from other school(s) attended.
  2. A hard copy of the dietetics handbook.
  3. A hard copy of the Dietetic Major Suggested Sequence of Courses.
  4. Prior to graduation, transfer students will need to request an official copy of their transcript for all schools attended other than CMU and submit this transcript to the program director. This is not needed for signing the intent to major.

Additional information

  • Download the current dietetics handbook for information regarding careers in dietetics, required courses, and the dietetic internship application.
  • All signed majors are encouraged to be a student member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and CMU's Student Dietetic Association. 
  • After signing a dietetics major, students will gain access to all required documentation on the CMU Dietetics Program Blackboard shell. .

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Current Students

The professional phase application is due March 3, 2015.

Please contact Lynn Evans, MPH, RD DPD Director, if you have any questions.​

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