- Overall GPA -- Many programs require a GPA of 3.0 or higher for consideration for admission. While some programs have a minimum requirement of 2.5, national competition and experience strongly suggest that a 3.0 or higher is needed for acceptance. (Students with GPA <3.0 may receive appointments, depending on overall quality of application.) Grade points are reviewed as cumulative, science GPA and GPA in major requirements are a basis for determining whether a person will be considered for the program. Additional considerations are necessary for program acceptance, and a balanced portfolio is essential. All higher education grades are reviewed, but particular consideration is given to most recent academic experience and to the grades in courses required to meet the dietetic program requirements.
- GPA in professional sciences (foods, nutrition, management) -- grades in these courses should be no lower than "B"
- GPA in physical, biological sciences (chemistry, microbiology, etc.) - grades in these courses should be no lower than "B"
- Note: Students receiving less than "C" in biochemistry or "professional" courses should consider retaking these courses.