How to Apply

Applying to Naropa University Undergraduate Programs         

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.

If you have any questions please contact the Office of Admissions at 303-546-3572 (1-800-772-6951) or at admissions@naropa.edu.

Submit an Application

Apply to one of Naropa University's undergraduate programs in one of the following ways:

  1. Apply online and pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee. This is the preferred method for applying.

    Apply Online for Spring 2017
    Apply Online for Fall 2017
  2. Request a paper application in the mail. Complete and send along with a $50 check made payable to Naropa University.
  3. Naropa University is a member of the Common Application. We welcome submissions either in paper or electronic form.

Application documents should be sent to:

Naropa University
Office of Admissions
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302

If your current financial situation warrants waiving of your application fee, submit a fee waiver request.

Transcripts

Naropa University requires an official high school transcript(s) or an official copy of a GED transcript (if you do not have a high school diploma) accompanied by official high school transcripts. 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) and/or GED transcript. If educated outside of the United States, official evaluations of transcripts are required.

If accepted to Naropa University, an official transcript indicating proof of high school graduation or GED equivalency must be received by the Office of Admissions prior to beginning undergraduate coursework.

Statement of Interest

At Naropa University, students develop deep critical intellect through their engagement in academic study, contemplative practice, service to others, diversity work and the creative arts. In 250 - 1,000 words, please tell us how you are prepared to participate in this distinctive community, and how your life and educational goals would be reached by attending Naropa University.

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Letter of Recommendation

One letter of recommendation is required.

Recommendations must be from pertinent academic or professional sources, and may not be from family members, spouses, or current or former therapists or spiritual advisors.

Request Letter of Recommendation

Application Status
We encourage you to be actively engaged in the admission process. You can check your application status online at MyNaropa. Once an application has been submitted you will receive login information via email.
Financial Aid

Domestic applicants: learn more about how to apply for financial aid.

International applicants: learn more about how to apply for financial aid.

International Applicants

If accepted to Naropa University, international students are required to submit the following:

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 this form.

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 admissions@naropa.edu 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 final grades.

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.