Computer Match Application

Computer Match Application Instructions

We accept applications for Spring Computer Match for Fall DI Program placements.

For detailed eligibility criteria, see our Admissions webpage.

In addition to the DICAS core application requirements, please provide the following items:

  • Personal Statement - an engaging and concise statement sharing your interests, career goals, and demonstrated alignment with our program and practice area(s).
    • In 1,200 words or less, tell us more about you by addressing the following in your statement:
      • Why are you interested in the dietetics profession?
      • What are your short- and long-term goals?
      • What are your reasons for applying to our program and ED-TEP/MNT concentration?
      • What are your top strengths?
      • What areas have you identified as needing improvement?
      • What challenges do you anticipate encountering while in the U of M DI Program?
      • Identify what makes you a top candidate for our program’s Medical Nutrition Therapy / Eating Disorders concentration.
  • Three references - our preference: two from your academic setting (i.e., faculty members or instructors) and one from a work or volunteer supervisor, preferably a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
    • However, if that combination is not feasible, use your best judgment to seek out professional references that can best highlight your demonstrated abilities and professional characteristics. Keep in mind, co-workers, fellow students, or family members are not appropriate to write professional letters of recommendation.
  • Follow DICAS guidelines for e-submitting your completed application by 11:59 PM Central Standard Time (CST) on February 15, 2023.
  • Applicants must register online at, pay the computer match fee by credit card, and enter their contact information and Dietetic Internship preferences by 11:59 PM Central Standard Time (CST) on February 15, 2023.
  • Pay the $50 (non-refundable) University of Minnesota DI application fee (per concentration in which applying) on or before February 15, 2023 via U of M DI Computer Match Application Fee Payment Portal.