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Apply: The Admission Process

Our Dynamy class is just over 40 interns coming from across the country and globe and from a broad range of educational experiences. Whether you are coming with a college deferral, a few semesters of college under your belt, or if you’re just taking the time to decide what’s next for you, there’s a lot to gain from time at Dynamy. We know that deciding to take a gap year can be a big step so our admissions process is designed to create a personalized and comprehensive look to make sure we’re the right fit for you. 

Application:

Students can apply to Dynamy using our paper or online application. The application will ask you basic demographic information, education background, internship areas of interest, and a quick personal statement asking why you would like to join us at Dynamy. The Dynamy application is less taxing then a college application but it is important to note that our application cannot be saved.

Transcript:

Dynamy is a non-academic program but we do require a high school, or college transcript, to ensure that a student is either working towards graduation from high school or has graduated. All transcripts can be unofficial.

Recommendation Forms:

Dynamy requires two recommendation forms, ideally one academic and one community for each student. The forms can be access here but will also be emailed directly to your recommenders if you add their email in your application. The recommendation form consists of short answer and fill in the bubble questions and typically takes about 10 minutes to complete. The form will come to Dynamy electronically once the recommender clicks submit.

Parent/Guardian Statement:

This is a short answer and fill in the bubble form (similar to the recommendation form) where parents/ guardians are able to talk more about strengths and challenges of the student. The parent/ guardian statement needs to be submitted before we can complete the student and parent interviews.

Interviews:

Once we have a student’s application and the parent/ guardian statement we can move forward with scheduling the interviews. Interviews typically take about 45 minutes and will allow students and parents to ask questions in a one-on-one setting. Students will usually interview with someone from our advising staff and parents/ guardians will typically interview with someone from the admissions team. Interviews allow Dynamy to ensure that a student is a fit for the program and that we are a fit for them.

**Please note that we do require an in person visit as part of the application process. Some families will visit and complete their interviews in one trip but other families will visit and see what Dynamy looks like before completing the Dynamy application- the choice is yours!

2019 - 2020 Calendar

Fall Semester 2019

Sept. 3
Sept. 3- 14
Sept. 16-20
Sept. 24-Dec. 12
Nov. 23-Dec. 1
Dec. 14 – Jan 12

Opening Day
Adventure Challenge
Orientation
First Internship cycle
Fall break
Winter break

Dynamy housing

Spring Semester 2020

Jan. 12
Jan. 13 – Mar. 6
Jan. 21
Jan. 23 – 30
Jan. 31 – Feb. 7
Feb. 11 – May 1
Mar. 7 – 15
Mar. 17 – May 1
May 9

 

Full Year Interns Return from Break
Second Internship Cycle
Opening Day for Spring Interns
Winter Adventure Challenge
Orientation for Spring Only Interns
"Spring Only" Internship cycle
Spring Break
Third Internship cycle for Full Year Interns
Graduation & move Out

 

Dynamy application schedule with interns cross country skiing

Additional Information

Eligibility

Interns who want to join our domestic gap-year program must meet certain eligibility requirements.Before applying, make sure to review these requirements.

Events

Attend our events to learn more about Dynamy, such as information sessions, tours, open house, USA gap year fairs, parent’s day, or at high school visits and college fairs.

Tuition & Aid

Internship Year enrollment options include the Full Year, Fall Semester, and Spring Semester. As the majority of our students participate in the Full Year, Spring Semester availibility may be limited.

Read some of our frequently asked questions

What if I don’t know what internships I want to do?

Don’t worry! We hear this often. Many students coming into Dynamy are unsure of their internship path or even where they want to start. Dynamy has a trusted team of advisors that can help you navigate the process and find an internship that will be a good fit for you. Part of Internship Year is exploration and gaining a better understanding of your interest and passions.

What is the age range for Dynamy?

Dynamy interns are 17-22 years old. Many students attend Dynamy right after graduating high school- others come after a few semesters of college. Whatever your recent path may be, you should apply if you feel ready! The most important factor for a successful Internship Year is the motivation to work with supportive advisors, like-minded peers and real world internships.

Can you help me figure out next steps after Dynamy?

We understand transitions can be hard, especially trying to make plans for next steps. Dynamy advisers work with students throughout the year to discuss and assist with future planning. Additionally, Dynamy has a part-time college counselor on our team to help students navigate the college process from individual classes to colleges and universities.

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