Dynamics Learning Exchange

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If you would like to take Organizational Dynamics Programs courses, but are not interested in obtaining a degree, consider applying to the Dynamics Learning Exchange (DLE). The Dynamics Learning Exchange program offers non-degree students the unique opportunity to hone their professional skills by enrolling in up to two courses.

As a Dynamics Learning Exchange student, you are held to the same academic standards as the Organizational Dynamics Programs graduate degree students. You will earn a grade that is posted on a University of Pennsylvania transcript.

DLE students who successfully complete their coursework and who are admitted into one of the Organizational Dynamics Programs graduate degree programs may apply the courses taken as a Dynamics Learning Exchange student to their degree program.


To join the Dynamics Learning Exchange, candidates must complete an application and be offered admission into the program.

Successful applicants hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution and possess at least a 3.0 grade point average in their undergraduate studies. In addition, candidates must have completed at least five years of full-time, management-related, professional work. Standardized tests such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are not required when applying for the Dynamics Learning Exchange program.

The Organizational Dynamics Programs Admissions Committee considers each candidate's application materials holistically as part of a selective admissions process. The Admissions Committee thoroughly examines all aspects of each candidate's academic background and work experiences as evidence of their academic potential, intellectual strength, and ability to contribute to classroom discussions and applied learning.

Students who have been denied admission to an Organizational Dynamics Program must wait one calendar year before reapplying. This policy does not impact a student’s ability to apply to other programs at the University of Pennsylvania at any time.

Interested candidates may apply to begin the Dynamics Learning Exchange during the fall, spring, or summer terms. See Admissions for specific requirements to apply to the DLE program.

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