KADDI uses the following selection criteria when ranking applicants.

 

Element

Points

Comment

aptitude exam score

70

 

overall GPA

10

 

DPD GPA

10

 

science GPA

10

 

Cs in dietetic courses

0

points are subtracted for each "C"

personal statement

5

 

experience / education

10

work, volunteer experience, advanced degree,  DTR credential

references 

5

 (points subtracted if poor)

items in supplemental folder are complete

5

 rotation calendar, facility and preceptor forms, evidence of continuing education for preceptors

 

Why does KADDI use an aptitude exam? 

The exam has 100 questions and is timed (100 minutes are allowed). Twenty five questions cover principles of dietetics, 40 are about nutrition care for individuals and groups, 21 questions are about management of food and nutrition programs and services and 14 questions are about foodservice.

When and how is the exam administered?'

About a week after materials are due to DICAS, KADDI will send out a link to all individuals who have submitted a complete supplemental applications. 

Successful applicants generally score >70% on the online aptitude exam and have >105 total points.