Accelerated Option Information

“For 2023 Applicants Only:

We will be offering an accelerated stand-alone DI program for applicants that wish to sit for the RDN exam without needing a graduate degree.

  • The program will run from June 5, 2023 – December 29, 2023.
  • If all program requirements are met, DI Verification Statements will be provided in the last week of December 2023, in which case a graduate degree is not required to sit for the RDN credentialing exam.

In order to be eligible for this option:

  • Students must be able to provide aDPD Verification Statement and final, official transcripts by June 5, 2023
  • Supervised practice rotation and preceptors must be secured by June 5th
    • Some assistance is available from DI staff; NutraCo has an extensive list of preceptor from all over the country to aid students in this process
  • A graduate degree is not required to apply

Application Process:

  • Apply via DICAS for Spring 2023 match (February 15th deadline), or via preselect if available (rolling admission until January 15th)
  • Indicate on the DICAS application you are applying for the June 2023 start date

See below for a sample schedule for the accelerated option; please note that supervised practice rotations can be arranged in any order from June 26 – December 15, 2023.