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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Didactic Program in Dietetics

DICAS Resources

Important Deadlines

For the Spring 2019 matching cycle, applications open on December 6, 2018 and the official due date is February 16, 2019. You must independently complete your application well in advance of this deadline using the DICAS website at and the separate computer matching website at D&D Digital on Note that time zone deadlines are not in PST.

IMPORTANT: The DPD Director will NOT accept any new transcripts, paperwork, or declaration/verification requests after 12pm (noon) on Monday, February 4th. This means you need to initiate your application under "DPD Contact Information" before this deadline. Under “DPD Contact Information” enter Rachel Blaine (the director) and her email address ( - don't forget the period in the email address!

DPD Course Lists Required for DICAS

Remeber to download your DPD Course List form, which you are required to upload to DICAS.

DICAS Tutorial

A CSULB DPD DICAS Tutorial .pdf with important tips and information can be found here. This is focused on the spring 2019 match cycle, but applies to fall as well.

DPD Course Lists can be found here

E-mail Alerts

To enroll in the list-serv for seniors/alumni who are applying to DICAS or grad school, send an email to with no subject line and the body text reading:SUBSCRIBE FCS-NUTRITIONSENIORS

You will get emails about new internships, open houses, round 2 matching options, office hours with the DPD director, and more.


Check out Applying to DICAS - Alumni for more resources