Summer Writing Program Registration

Registration for SWP 2015 is now open!

There are two steps to registering for the Summer Writing Program: registering for the weeks you will be attending, then signing up for the workshops that will take place during those weeks. This is done in different ways depending on your classification as a for credit or non-credit student.

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

2015 Graduate tuition: $995 per credit hour (2 credits per week)

2015 Undergraduate tuition: $995 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

2015 Graduate tuition: $995 per credit hour (2 credits per week)

2015 Undergraduate tuition: $995 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 adminstrative coordinator at 303-245-4862 for more information.

Non-Naropa for-Credit Students

2015 Graduate tuition: $995 per credit hour (2 credits per week)

2015 Undergraduate tuition: $995 per credit hour (1.5 credits per week)

Beginning March 16th, 2015 Non-Naropa students may also take the SWP for academic credit. Naropa University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Contact the Summer Writing Program Office or visit for more information on becoming a non-degree-seeking credit student. Keep in mind that SWP weeks taken for undergraduate credit cannot be later converted to graduate credit and vice versa, and applicants for graduate credit must have a Bachelor’s degree. Students should consider carefully whether they need graduate or undergraduate credit. Students seeking credit should first meet with their academic advisor in their home institution.

Please see the website for more information:

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:

Andrea Rexilius
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 may request confirmation that they attended the program from our office.

Non-credit Students

Tuition for SWP 2015: $500 per week ($1,900 for all four weeks).

Students can take the SWP for any combination of the first, second, third, and/or fourth weeks. SWP weeks taken for non-credit cannot be converted to credit at a later date. Please consider carefully if you anticipate you may need credit in the future.

Once a non-degree student fills out the appropriate online registration form, indicating biographical information and 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices of workshops, s/he will be directed to enter credit card or e-check information to pay for the course. Once the student hits “submit”, s/he will be directed to a website thanking them for their registration and indicating that they will be receive confirmation of registration, as well as login information for MyNaropa within three business days. The student will also receive an email version of this message, along with a copy of their original registration form.

Non-credit students can register online at:

Add/Drop Policy

Non-credit students have until Monday at 3:30pm of each week to drop the SWP without financial penalty. Non-credit students must drop the course online or contact the Registration Coordinator at (303) 546-3511 or . If a non-credit student chooses to withdraw from the SWP AFTER 3:30 p.m. on Monday, the student will be financially responsible for the entire week.

All for-credit students have until Monday at 3:30 p.m. (MST) to switch sections or drop that week of SWP without incurring financial or academic penalties. Students may withdraw (with no refund) and receive a grade of W through that Tuesday of the week. No withdrawals or refunds will be allowed after that Tuesday. In the event of a medical emergency, Naropa students must contact their academic advisor by the deadline.

Students may drop via MyNaropa or contact the registration coordinator at 303-546-3511 or . If a student does not complete the necessary paperwork, s/he will be held both financially and academically responsible for the whole week.

Students may switch workshops on Mondays before 3:30pm.

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.