Summer Writing Program Registration

Registration for SWP 2015 will open in March!

Writers can elect to take the Summer Writing Program (SWP) for noncredit, graduate, or undergraduate credit. The registration procedure varies, so please consider whether or not you’ll be taking the SWP for academic credit and follow the instructions below. The SWP is open only to students eighteen years of age or older. All participants can elect to take any combination of the first, second, third and/or fourth weeks.

Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact Andrea Rexilius at 303-546-5296 or to inquire about accessibility and disability accommodations needed to participate fully in this event before May 15th.

Current JKS Students

2014 Graduate tuition: $975 per credit hour (2 credits per week)

2014 Undergraduate tuition: $975 per credit hour (1.5 credits per week)

Naropa MFA Writing and Poetics, MFA Creative Writing, and BA students who have already declared their major in Writing and Literature will register for workshops by doing the following:

  • Registering through the web registration system in March.

Non-JKS Naropa Students

2014 Graduate tuition: $975 per credit hour (2 credits per week)

2014 Undergraduate tuition: $975 per credit hour (1.5 credits per week) 


Naropa non-writing majors who would like to take the summer for academic credit must register by doing the following:

  • Seeing their academic advisor to determine how the SWP will fit into their degree..

Naropa non-writing majors who have completed the above process will register through the web registration system in March.

Incoming Naropa Students

Students interested in becoming full- or part-time Naropa students should contact the Admissions Office regarding deadlines and application procedures. Naropa MFA, BA, and transfer students may not begin their Naropa degree program in the summer, but may take the summer as noncredit or non-Naropa degree seeking students. Please call the adminsitrative coordinator at 303-245-4862 for more information.

Non-Naropa Degree Seeking Credit Students

2014 Graduate tuition: $975 per credit hour (2 credits per week)

2014 Undergraduate tuition: $975 per credit hour (1.5 credits per week)

Non-Naropa students may also take the SWP for academic credit. Naropa University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Contact the SWP for more information on becoming a Non-Naropa degree seeking credit student. Consider carefully whether you need undergraduate or graduate credit. Keep in mind that SWP weeks taken for undergraduate credit cannot be later converted to graduate credit, and vice versa.

Applicants for graduate credit must have a bachelor's degree. In order to complete registration and maintain your course enrollment, undergraduate transcripts must be sent to the administrative coordinator no later than June 15th. Please send transcripts to:

Kyle Pivarnik
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302


Obtaining SWP Transcripts

Credit students with a web registration account can obtain an unofficial transcript through web registration. Naropa University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide transcript ordering via the internet.

Noncredit students are not able to acquire transcripts, but may request confirmation that they attended the program from our office.

Drop and Refund Policy

All students have until 3:30 p.m. Monday each week of the program to drop the week without incurring any financial and academic penalties.

Noncredit students should contact the registration manager in person or via email or phone by 3:30 p.m. to receive a full refund.

Credit students must complete a two-step process to fully drop the week. In addition to contacting the registration manager by 3:30 p.m., students are responsible for dropping in the web registration system. Failure to complete both steps could result in financial and academic penalties. 

Noncredit Students

Tuition for SWP 2014*: $500 per week ($1,900 for all four weeks).

*Tuition rates for 2015 subject to change.

Please note: SWP weeks taken for noncredit cannot be converted to credit at a later date. Please consider carefully if you anticipate you may need credit in the future.

Students Under 18

Students under 18 are able to take the program; however, the program is designed for adults and there are a several stipulations. Students under the age of 18 need to submit a letter of consent from a parent or guardian, as well as a letter of recommendation from a writing mentor. There are also weekly check-ins with SWP staff. Additionally, an interview or writing sample may be requested as part of the registration process.