DI Preselect Application Information

Are you a WCU DPD or MSCN program graduate or a current DPD/MSCN student who would like to apply to our dietetic internship (DI) program early and possibly be preselected before the Spring Match?  

If so, see if you meet one of the criteria below:

  1. Current WCU MSCN students
  2. WCU Accelerated BS to MSCN students
  3. WCU DPD or MSCN program graduates
  4. Current WCU DPD non-accelerated students with intention to begin the MSCN fall 2023

All students must hold an undergraduate DPD verification statement to apply to the DI. 

Important Dates for Preselect Application

Dates Information

Now - December 2022

December 2022 - January 8, 2023

  • Apply to DICAS when application opens in early December    (Note that there is a $50 fee to DICAS to apply to the 1stprogram)
  • Upload application materials in DICAS for West Chester University Dietetic Internship (resume, transcripts, DPD verification statement, personal statement)
  • For more information about personal statement requirements, review application policy and procedure page 
  • Upload these documents to WCU Documents Tab:

DI Preceptor Selection and Commitment Form  

DI Preceptor Selection and Commitment Form

WCU Dietetic Internship Preselect Candidate Form

WCU DI Distance Rotation Schedule Template

DI Preceptor Selection and Commitment Form  

  • You do NOT need to use the D&D digital (computer matching) during the preselect process for WCU.  You would need to complete it if you are not accepted to our preselect DI program and would like to apply to other programs in February.
    • WCU Preselect deadline Sunday, January 8, 2023, in DICAS by 11:59pm EST.

Mid to late January 2023

Virtual Interviews will be conducted with preselect candidates and the selection committee.

By February 1, 2023

  • All preselected applicants will be notified of WCU DI program acceptance status.
  • Applicants must accept or deny their placement in the WCU DI in writing via email to the program director by January 31, 2023, by 11:59pm EST.
  • If a preselect candidate is accepted to the program and the candidate accepts the spot in the WCU DI program, the student may not apply to other FEM or DI programs.

February 1 - February 15, 2023

  • Students not accepted during the preselect process can reapply to WCU DI program through DICAS for Spring Match.  Candidates will need to register through D&D Digital and change their matching status in DICAS 
  • Students may also apply to other DI programs during this time.

Important Documents

Rotation competencies:

Community Rotation Checklist - NTD 521

Foodservice Management Rotation Checklist - NTD 524

Clinical I (in-patient) Rotation Checklist - NTD 523

Clinical II (outpatient) Rotation Checklist - NTD 525


2023 - 2024 DI Courses and Rotation Schedule


Please contact Interim Dietetic Internship Director, Dr. Patricia Davidson for further information about the preselect qualification and/or application process. 

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