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Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing


Application Requirements using Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS)

The LDI uses the on-line centralized internship application, DICAS, which may be accessed at https://portal.dicas.org, e-mail DICASinfo@DICAS.org. DICAS will be available in December for the annual spring Match. Applications to the LDI will only be accepted through DICAS.  The application materials must be submitted to DICAS for consideration in the LDI by the date and time posted on the DICAS website. The fee to use DICAS is $40 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional application.

Application Requirements for the D & D Digital nation-wide matching

Additional Application Requirement

Please mail these supplemental items to:

Joanne Kouba, PhD, RD, LDN
Director, Loyola Dietetic Internship
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
2160 South First Avenue, Building 125-4531
Maywood, IL 60153

For those applying to the MS/DI (#156 with D&D), after you have been matched to the LDI MS/DI, then you will receive instructions on application to the Loyola Graduate School.  GRE scores will be required if your cumulative GPA is less than 3.0.

Admission Requirements

Minimum requirements for admission to the Dietetic Internship Program in the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing are:

The LDI participates in the nationwide, computerized matching process which is administered by D&D Digital Company, Ames, IA. Each track of the LDI is assigned a number by D&D Digital for computerized matching.  Applicants must designate for which track(s) of the LDI they wish to apply through D&D Digital requirements and also on the supplemental form noted above. It is necessary for applicants to submit dietetic internship ranking preferences according to D&D Digital requirements. Additional information about this process and requirements is available at the following website: http://www.dnddigital.com/ada/index.php. The LDI receives over 100 applications for 10 positions in each track.  Not all applicants will be accepted. These are the minimum requirements for consideration.

Additional information about dietetic internships and accreditation can be obtained from ACEND, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606, and 1-800-877-1600.


Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Undergraduate Programs: 1032 West Sheridan Road, BVM Hall, 8th Floor, Room 800, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.3249

Graduate Programs: Medical Center Campus · 2160 South First Avenue, Building 125-4500, Maywood, IL 60153 · 708.216.9101

Health Sciences Division: Loyola University Chicago, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153 · http://www.LUC.edu/hsd

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