How to Apply

Naropa seeks graduate students who have a strong appetite for learning and enjoy experiential education in an academic setting. Those interested in engaging in a personally rigorous program within a contemplative community are encouraged to apply.

Priority Deadlines and Dates

Application Priority Deadline

Naropa University uses a rolling admissions policy in order to encourage applicants to apply in a timely manner. All applications received by the priority deadline will be given equal consideration. Applying by the priority deadline also ensures that all application documents reach the Office of Admissions in time, and provides the greatest chance for applicants to be considered for an admissions interview and financial aid eligibility. All applications received after the priority deadline will continue to be reviewed until the school year begins or until programs are full. To ensure fairness, applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. If you are applying after the priority deadline, please check with the Office of Admissions website to ensure that your program is still accepting applications.

  • January 13 for summer semester admission (MA Contemplative Education and MA Transpersonal Psychology: Ecopsychology)
  • January 13 for fall semester admission (All programs except MA Contemplative Education and MA Transpersonal Psychology: Ecopsychology)

Please note: all applicants applying to the MFA Writing & Poetics program are encouraged to apply no later than January 13th, 2014 for priority consideration. Applications will still be considered after this date.

Graduate School of Psychology Spring Interview Dates

TCP Counseling

  • Friday, March 14


  • Saturday, March 15


  • Saturday, March 15
  • Saturday, April 26

The Graduate School of Psychology requires an admissions interview as part of its admissions process. Interviews are available by invitation only. In order to be invited to participate, all applicants must have a completed application on file.

Late applicants will have individual interviews scheduled.

Please note, any applications submitted after August 1 may experience limited or delayed receipt of financial aid scholarships, assistantships or loans. In addition, any applications submitted to the MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology program with a concentration in Counseling Psychology must have all prerequisite coursework completed or in progress to be completed by August 1.

Two Ways of Applying

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

  1. Apply online. This is the preferred method for applying. When you apply online, you will be required to submit the application fee with a Visa or MasterCard. Current students, staff, faculty, and alumni are not required to submit an application fee.
  2. Print a paper application and send it to our Office of Admissions. You may also request that an application be mailed to you.

All mailed documents (including official transcripts and letters of recommendation) should be sent to the following address:

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