Naropa is a transfer-friendly university. In fact, most of our undergraduate students
are people who started their degrees one place and are finishing them at Naropa. Why?
Because they want a personalized education that will help them develop personally
as well as professionally.
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.
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 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 download the letter of recommendation form 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
email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Request a Free Transcript Evaluation
Free Transcript Evaluation: Naropa offers a free transcript evaluation to incoming
undergraduates. It is a great opportunity to get an idea of the admissions requirements
and help you decide whether to apply.