How to Apply
Naropa University uses a rolling admissions policy. Applying early provides applicants
with the greatest chance to be considered for financial aid eligibility and allows
us to process application documents in a timely manner. However, the Office of Admissions
will gladly continue to review applications until the school year begins or until
all spots for incoming students are filled. To ensure fairness, applications received
will be reviewed in the order they are received by the Office of Admissions.
Three Ways of Applying
- Apply online. This is the preferred method of applying. When you apply online, you will be required
to submit an application fee with a Visa or MasterCard. Current students, staff, faculty,
and alumni are not required to submit an application fee.
- Print Naropa's undergraduate application and mail it to the Office of Admissions. You may also request that an application be mailed to you.
- Naropa University is a member of the Common Application. We welcome submissions either in paper or electronic form.
Please send all mailed documents (including transcripts and letters of recommendation)
to this address:
Office of Admissions
2130 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO 80302
Readmission Application Process
The readmission application is for students that have been away from Naropa University for more than two semesters
and wish to resume their studies. By submitting this application you are granting
permission to the Office of Admissions personnel to request an unofficial copy of
your Naropa transcript. If you have a financial hold on your account, you must resolve it prior to submitting
If you left the university in good academic standing with a grade point average of
2.0 or higher, please complete the readmission form and either mail or deliver the completed form to the Naropa University Office of
Admissions. Or you may email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to insert “Readmit” in the subject line. If you attended other institutions
during your absence from Naropa, you also need to submit official transcripts with
Students who are not in good academic standing (GPA below 2.0) or who have been suspended
or dismissed must appeal for readmission by completing the steps outlined below. Your
appeal will be reviewed by the Readmission Review Committee in the Office of Admissions.
After the Committee has met, the student will be notified by email of the decision
and the follow up action to be taken.
Students must submit the following documents to the Office of Admissions for consideration:
- A completed Application for Readmission.
- A typewritten letter of appeal, explaining the circumstances that led to the suspension/dismissal
or withdrawal, and what has changed in your life that makes you a candidate for readmission.
- Official transcripts with final grades from other institutions you attended during
your absence from Naropa University.
General Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
Regardless of which method of applying you choose, a completed application to Naropa
University's undergraduate program includes the following items:
- Parts A and B of the application form. Using the online application is strongly encouraged. Applicants may also print off the undergraduate application form and mail it to the Office of Admissions.
- Part C - essay (view prompt here).
- A $50 nonrefundable fee. If you do not submit your payment online, then you may send
the Office of Admissions a check or money order, payable to "Naropa University." Your
name must be clearly indicated on the check.
- Official high school transcript. If educated outside of the United States, official evaluations of transcripts are required.
- Official copy of GED transcript (if you don't have a high school diploma), which must
be accompanied by official high school transcripts from every academic institution
you have attended. If educated outside of the United States, official evaluations of transcripts are required.
- If you are applying as a transfer student, you will need to send official college
transcripts from every academic institution you have attended in addition to your high school transcript(s). Please see the "Transfer Student Requirements"
section below. If educated outside of the United States, official evaluations of transcripts are required.
- One letter of recommendation from a teacher, school counselor, or a supervisor (volunteer
or professional). The letter may not be from family members, spouses, current or former
case managers, or current or former therapists. The letter must be on or attached
to the letter of recommendation form. You can request a letter of recommendation here. This letter must be in a sealed envelope, and must be signed by the recommendation
writer. Scans, faxes, copies, emails, and opened letters can not be accepted. If extenuating
circumstances prevent the use of mail, please contact the Office of Admissions at
Common Application users: Please note that the above requirements regarding the letter of recommendation apply
to Common Application candidates as well. We require only one letter of recommendation
from an academic source or a non-academic source such as a supervisor (volunteer or
- In some cases, a phone or in-person interview will be required. If you are selected
for an interview, you will be contacted directly by an admissions counselor after
you have submitted your application.
- Submission of creative work - creative writing samples, art slides, music (optional).
Please mail to the Office of Admissions at Naropa University or email to email@example.com.
If an applicant answered "Yes" to either of the two questions in the “Required Statements"
section of the undergraduate application the applicant is required to fill out our
online Disciplinary Form.
Applicants may also submit creative work (creative writing samples, art slides, music,
etc.) if desired, but this is not a requirement.
International Applicant Supplemental Requirements
International applicants are required to also provide professionally evaluated copies
of their transcripts, a separate financial aid form, and IELTS/TOEFL scores. Please
review the international applicant admissions requirements for more information.
Transfer Student Application Requirements
- You will need to send Naropa your official transcript(s) from all accredited universities
or colleges that you have attended prior to applying to Naropa, in addition to your
official high school transcript(s) or GED.
- If educated outside of the United States, official evaluations of transcripts are required (both secondary and collegiate level).
- Please note that if transfer students have under 30 credits coming into Naropa, and/or
are under 21 years of age, they will be required to live at Snow Lion, Naropa's on-campus
dorm, for one semester.
- While you are welcome to set up an informal information session with an undergraduate
to discuss your transcript, please note that Naropa does not offer official transcript
evaluations until after an applicant has been accepted to Naropa. Please see the Establishing Transfer Credit page for more information on transfer credit eligibility.
Certificate Student Application Requirements
If you have already completed at least 60 semester credits at an accredited academic
institution, you are eligible to apply for our two-year (30 semester credits) Yoga Teacher Training certificate program. Limited financial aid is available for certificate programs.