Admissions and Applying to Dietetics

Dietetics Admission Requirements for Current Students

Students must satisfy the admission policies for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and have completed the following requirements:

  1. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80*
  2. A minimum mean GPA of 2.80 in the following required courses**:
Courses Credits
Chem 103 and 104, or 109 5-9
Zoo 101 and 102, or 151 5
Nutritional Science 332 3
Physiology 335 5
Psych 202 OR Micro 101 OR Statistics OR Gen Bus 360 3
Total Credits 21-25

*Cumulative GPA will be based on UW-Madison courses only. Students must have completed one semester at UW-Madison before applying.

**Pre-requisite GPA will be based on UW-Madison courses only.

Students may utilize the GPA calculator to determine their progress in these requirements.

Declaring Pre-Dietetics

Students interested in declaring Pre-Dietetics should set up an appointment with an Academic Advisor:

Sarah Golla, MSW

Mona Mogahed, MPS

  • Room: 238A
  • Phone: 608.262.1332
  • Email:
  • Students can schedule an advising appointment here: Starfish

Applying for Dietetics

Upon completion of all admission requirements, students must submit the following:

  • Completed DPD Application: DPD Application.
  • Unofficial copy of UW-Madison transcript
  • Evaluation of transfer credits and official copies of transcripts from all transfer institutions (if applicable)

Provide the above in one packet to your advisor by June 5th for fall admission and January 5th for Spring admission.

Note: Information for prospective students and transfer students can be found under Advising.

Please view the Department of Nutritional Science Didactic Program in Dietetics Student Handbook for detailed information.