The Dietetics degree planning requires students to meet many course requirements, to complete mandatory advising, and to adhere to policies. Various forms and procedures as well as peer mentoring services are available to help students and faculty advisors to meet students academic needs and satisfactory progress toward their degree objectives. Below you will find information related to:
To complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics, students follow a recommended sequence which corresponds to the Dietetics Program 4 year plan or Major Requirements. Some courses are offered in Fall or Spring only. Students are responsible for meeting prerequisites for all courses. More information can be found on Testudo or in the UMD Student Registration Guides Handbook 2021-2022.
The Dietetics program follows all UMD Academic Calendars. For deadlines, holidays, and other important dates, visit the Office of the Provost online. Each semester, students meet with assigned faculty advisors to review their academic goals and plans. Every advising period, reminders with specific instructions are emailed to students from AGNR Assistant Director Sara Kao and DPD Director Dr. Margaret Udahogora, RD. To be added to the email list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional support services and other resources, we invite students to utilize the Student Success Office Resources. Here students will find tutoring services, disability services, access to health and wellness programs, financial resources, career planning, campus life, academic support services, academic advising, academic probation, study spaces and tools, undocumented student resources and other academic success resources.
Advising: The Dietetics Program assigns faculty advisors to our students. Prior to the advising period, an email is sent to all students to provide instructions on how to contact the advisor, prepare for advising, and schedule a meeting time. The list of faculty advisors can be found here and it is based on the students last name initials. You are welcome to use our College AGNR Academic Advising FAQs that apply to our students as well. This is a living document and for any questions or concerns you are welcome to contact Dr. Eveyln Cooper (email@example.com), the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs & Director of Retention, Diversity and Special Initiatives.
Policies: Below are all the University of Maryland policies in one list and that apply to our Dietetics Program. The Academic Records and Regulations from the Office of the Registrar are also provided.
- University of Maryland Student Academic Success-Degree Completion Policy and Frequently Asked Questions
- Students Affairs policies such as excuse of absence, immunization, code of student conducts and others
- Academic Affairs policies such as code of academic integrity, grading, academic clemency, credit for prior learning, confidentiality, diversity in education programs, textbook affordability measures and others
- Student course repeat policy can be found here
- Policies and Procedures concerning credit for prior learning
Forms & Requests: essentials forms and requests are provided below, and students must meet the requirements for any of the request to be granted.
- AGNR Change of Major: workshop form
- Double Major: Forms for application to a second major are available at all college offices
- Graduation Application: form on Testudo
- AGNR Exceptions to Academic Policy (credit limit, time conflict, late add, drop with or without W, exceed 4 credits drop limit in one semester, repeat courses, graduate courses, enroll off campus within final 30 credits): Policy Exception Form
- Permission to Enroll in Another Institution: student use guide
- Request to Take Graduate Courses: Graduate Credit Permission Form
- Transfer Credit Services: Database of Transfer Credit Evaluations
- Study and Experience Abroad: UMD A Globally Connected University
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) waiver: Disclosure of Student Education Records | Office of Student Conduct (umd.edu)
AGNR offers Peer Mentoring services. Mentors are students who have achieved good academic success while gaining work experience and pursue extracurricular activities. As fellow students, mentors interact with peers to discuss everyday campus issues, advising, scheduling classes, registration, and more.
Emily Hillig is majoring in Dietetics. She is from Northern Virginia and wants to become a registered dietitian in a clinical or community health setting. She is currently working on creating a RD2BE Mentorship Program to help dietetic students have the ability to talk to RD's early in their dietetic career as well as helping with the Community THRIVES Lab over in the School of Public Health at UMD. Emily is currently the Vice President of Operations of our Student Dietetic Association, Secretary for Sigma Alpha Lambda, and the Communications Chair for AGNR's Dean Student Advisory Council.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit AGNR Peer Mentors