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

Didactic Program in Dietetics

Applying to DICAS - Alumni

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!  The document you would select is “Verification Statement” since you’ve graduated and received one.

Are You Ready to Apply?

  • Before applying to dietetic internships using the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS), be sure that you completed all DPD requirements, including “C” or better in coursework
  • If you did not receive hard copies of your verification statements when you graduated, please contact the DPD director ASAP. You will likely need to pay a fee to have them issued and to ensure the DPD director can verify your DICAS application. If you had to retake courses to replace a grade below a "C" then you will need to submit an official copy of these transcripts to the DPD Director to get a verification statement and approval in the DICAS system to submit your application by the deadline listed above.

DPD Course Lists Required for DICAS

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