College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Nutrition & Food Science

Admission to DPD Program

For information on admission to the University of Maryland, go to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. You may also want to visit the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to find out more information about our college.

In order to be admitted to the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at the University of Maryland, it is not necessary to complete an additional application form. On the application, both freshman and transfer students should simply declare their major as Dietetics. The Dietetics program code for application is 1307D. Students who are enrolled in other majors at the University of Maryland must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to switch to Dietetics. Prior to meeting with the DPD director, a student must have completed the AGNR Change of Major Workshop. For additional instructions on major change, please review the Dietetic Student Handbook.

The undergraduate catalog contains information such as:

    • Admission, fees, expenses, and financial aid
    • Withdrawal and refund of tuition and fees
    • Academic calendars
    • Protection of privacy of information
    • Access to personal files
    • Access to student support services
    • Grievance procedures
    • Disciplinary/termination procedures
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