LeapYear Accepted Student Checklist

In order to make your transition into LeapYear as smooth as possible, detailed below are the next steps you will need to take between now and the start of the program. Also included is information for valuable resources to help in your journey.

If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions (admissions@naropa.edu / 303-546-3572). We look forward to welcoming you to LeapYear soon!

Confirm Your Spot

To accept your offer of admission and reserve your spot in the LeapYear program, please submit the following:

Confirmation deposit payment may be made the following ways:

  • Online (must be logged into MyNaropa to view)

Pay Confirmation Deposit

  • Over the phone (303-546-3554)
  • Mailed to:

Naropa University
Attn: Coordinator of Student Accounts
Office of Admissions
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder CO 80302

Official Transcripts

Naropa University requires official transcripts from any and all institutions where undergraduate or graduate coursework was completed, including Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) scores. An official transcript of a conferred high school diploma or official GED scores must be received by the Office of Admissions prior to beginning undergraduate coursework at Naropa.

Transcripts that were uploaded as part of your admission application are not considered official.

All official transcripts should be submitted directly to Naropa University from the high school, college, or university attended. If mailing, transcripts should be sent to:

Naropa University
Office of Admissions
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder CO 80302

Important Dates


LeapYear Fall 2019: Semester 1

September 20-28: First retreat @ YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park CO
September 28 - December 13: Group travel (Nepal/India or Latin America)
December 14-21: Second retreat @ Peaceful Meadow, Boulder CO
December 21, 2019 - January 22, 2020: Return home; curriculum continues

LeapYear Spring 2020: Semester 2

January 23 - April 12: Individual intership
April 13-20: Third retreat @ Peaceful Meadow, Boulder CO
April 19-20: Rite of passage with family

activate your EMAIL

All Naropa students are provided with a student email account, a student ID, and access to Naropa’s student portal, MyNaropa. In addition, Naropa students are provided with access to Microsoft Office 365 and its suite of applications.

For assistance with student accounts, please contact Naropa’s IT Department.


MyNaropa is Naropa’s student portal, providing important resources for financial aid, course registration, academic advising, and much more. Login credentials are emailed to students after an application for admissions is submitted (the email is titled “MyNaropa Account Notification”).

Student Email

Accepted students will receive an email containing login information for their student email account. Login credentials are usually emailed within a couple days of acceptance, and are sent to the student’s personal email account. 

Naropa email accounts are considered the official communication channel between students and the university. Be sure to activate your student email account and check it regularly for important updates. 

Access your student email either through the link at the top of MyNaropa, or by going to Microsoft Outlook.

Microsoft Office 365

In addition to email, Naropa students are provided access to the online version of Microsoft Office, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and other popular Microsoft products. (Login credentials for Office 365 and student email accounts are the same.)

Access your Office 365 account at Office 365.

Student ID

All Naropa students are issued a unique student identification number. If at any time you need to lookup your student ID, you may view it on the Future Students page on MyNaropa. Your ID is displayed on the main page, but can also be viewed by clicking on the “Display ID” link on the sidebar. 

Financial Aid & Tuition
How to apply for financial aid (us citizens)

You may apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Naropa University’s school code is 014652. The priority filing deadline is March 1 for students starting in the fall and October 1 for students starting in the spring, but you may submit a FAFSA after that date. Depending on the time of year, students typically begin to receive their aid award notifications within a couple weeks of acceptance. Learn more.

Note: once submitted, your FAFSA may be selected for verification. If so, you will be contacted with instructions on how to complete the verification process. Students must complete the verification process before they can receive a financial aid award.

Useful resources
Accept or decline your financial aid

Once you have been awarded financial aid, please login to MyNaropa to accept or decline each line item of your financial aid package (scholarships are automatically accepted). Please make your selections no later than July 1 if you're starting in the fall, December 1 if you're starting in the spring, or 15 days after you receive your award notification, whichever is later.

Electronic Refund Form

Pay Tuition Bill

Optional: Set up a payment plan

Naropa University offers a payment plan that breaks your tuition and fees into four monthly payments each semester. There is a $50 enrollment fee that must be paid each semester that you use the payment plan. To enroll, submit a Payment Plan Agreement along with your first payment.

General Payment Information 

Credit Card Payments

  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
  • You can pay online through MyNaropa by finding “Billing and Payments” under the “Student” tab.  We can also take your CC info over the phone.
  • If you are calling in your info, please provide your credit card number, CVV code (for Visa, MasterCard and Discover it’s the last 3 digits on the back of your card; for American Express it’s the 4 digits on the front of your card), and expiration date. 

Check Payments

  • Make checks payable to Naropa University
  • Include student name and ID number in the memo field of the check
  • Send payments to:
    Naropa University
    ATTN: Coordinator of Student Accounts
    2130 Arapahoe Ave
    Boulder, CO 80302

Cash Payments

  • If paying by cash, please pay in person with the Coordinator of Student Accounts located on the first floor of Wulsin Hall, Arapahoe Campus.
  • NOTE: We are unable to provide change, so please bring the exact amount due.

Wire Transfer

  • Available upon request for international students. Please ask for additional information.

Questions may be directed to Student Financial Services, 303-546-3509.

required online training

Naropa University’s mission commits us to providing an educational and professional setting that promotes and delivers an environment free of all forms of discrimination, including sexual misconduct, and relationship violence.

It is very important that you complete the required online Title IX Training for Students before beginning classes. Look for emailed instructions from the Title IX Office after registering for classes.  

In this training, you will learn the legal basis for Naropa University's Gender Equity, Sexual Misconduct, and Relationship Violence Policy and Procedures, where and how to report alleged misconduct, what the grievance process looks like, how to reduce the risk of misconduct, and how to Stand Speak & Act as a Bystander. There are four sections to this course. Each section includes a narrated video presentation, followed by a short five question quiz. You must pass each quiz with an 80% before the next section can be accessed. To pass the entire course, you must obtain at least an 80% in all sections.

Any questions that you may have related to your rights under Title IX may be directed to Naropa’s Title IX Coordinator, at titleix@naropa.edu.

Health Disclosure Forms
Health Insurance:

Domestic health insurance is required for the duration of the LeapYear program. Students must submit insurance information and proof of domestic insurance. During times of international travel, international health insurance is also required. Students will be automatically enrolled through one of our partnering insurance companies and details of coverage will be provided upon enrollment. An additional fee of approximately $120-$200 will be added to the student bill. Students will have the opportunity to upgrade their coverage if desired.


Naropa University highly recommends that students are up to date on routine vaccinations and obtain any recommended or required vaccinations for international travel. Immunization information can be found at the Center for Disease Control [CDC] website. Students will need to consult with a physician or travel clinic to ascertain what, if any, additional immunizations are needed for the country/countries they are visiting. Naropa University strongly encourages students participating in the LeapYear program to follow these recommendations. Additionally, students will be asked to submit their vaccination record.  For those that choose not to vaccinate, please refer to the vaccination waiver form. 

Support Forms:
  1. Proof of domestic health insurance 
  2. Health Survey & Disclosure
  3. Student Release & Agreement
  4. Vaccination Waiver
  5. Medication Travel Form
  6. Vaccination record

Proof of domestic health insurance and support forms should be sent to Naropa University:

Naropa University
Office of Admissions
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder CO 80302
admissions@naropa.edu / 
Fax: 303-546-3536

Copy of Passport

Please scan and send a copy of the picture page of your passport to Naropa University:

Naropa University
Office of Admissions
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder CO 80302
admissions@naropa.edu / 
Fax: 303-546-3536

Release of Liability Form

Please scan and send a signed copy of the completed Release of liability form to Naropa University:

Naropa University
Office of Admissions
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder CO 80302
admissions@naropa.edu / 
Fax: 303-546-3536

Update contact information

Keep in touch

Now that you have been accepted to Naropa University, it’s very important to update your contact information if/when it changes prior to starting classes. This ensures that we will be able to maintain contact and support you throughout your journey here.

To update your contact information:

Step 1: Log in to MyNaropa.

Step 2: Scroll to the bottom section of the homepage (in gray) and click on “Personal Info” in the left upper corner.

Step 3: Click on the “Biographical Info” tab.

Step 4:  Update your information accordingly and click “Submit.” Congratulations, you’re done!

Emergency contact information

Emergency contact information is required for all students. Use this form to update or change your emergency contact information.


Incoming Naropa students may wish to submit a FERPA waiver form to grant permissions for others, such as parents or spouses, to access your records and speak to Naropa staff about sensitive information, such as billing and financial aid.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) protects the privacy of your student records. Students who are currently or formerly enrolled at Naropa University are protected under FERPA. This means that non-directory information may not be disclosed except under specific circumstances unless you have completed a waiver.

You have three options regarding your information:

  1. Request a non-release of student directory information. Use this form (must log into MyNaropa) to request that Naropa University does not release any of your information, including restrictions on verification of your degree.
  2. Waiver of FERPA rights. Use this form (must log into MyNaropa) to grant permission for another person to view your records.
  3. Do nothing. You are not required to submit either of the above forms. As a general policy, Naropa University does not disclose information to individuals outside the University without your permission. However, as a service to our students we do verify degrees for potential employers or loan companies.  

Questions may be directed to the Registrar.

Additional Resources

Who's who at Naropa University

All offices are located on the Arapahoe campus unless otherwise noted.


Lexi Widman, International Education Administrator
303-245-4618 / lwidman@naropa.edu

Assists students and families with general questions about the LeapYear program, including insurance.

Office of Admissions

Karen Wills, Director of Admissions & Recruiting
303-245-4693 / kwills@naropa.edu

Matt Powers, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Recruiting
303-546-3528 / mpowers@naropa.edu

Meredith Doherty, Admissions Counselor
303-546-3568 / mdoherty@naropa.edu

Undergraduate admissions counselors provide in-depth information regarding programs of study, financial aid, registration, housing, orientation, and important dates and deadlines.

Student Financial Services

303-546-3509 / finaid@naropa.edu
Resource for loan counseling, tuition and fee payments, FAFSA verification, payment plans, and electronic refunds.

Accessibility Services

Moises Hinojosa, Coordinator of Accessibility Resources
303-245-4749 / mhinojosa@naropa.edu
Assists students with disability accommodations and alternate format conversion.

accessibility Services & Resources
Students requesting support services and/or reasonable accommodations from Naropa University are required to submit documentation of a disabling condition to verify eligibility under the Americans with Disabilities amendments Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Disability Resources policies. 

Naropa documentation requirements can be found at this website (must be logged into MyNaropa to view). The following process is required for all students requesting accommodations and services:

Step 1: Submit a completed Online Application and Request for Accommodations and Services 

Step 2: Submit your documentation of disability via your application, email, or in-person.

Step 3: Schedule an intake appointment with the Accessibility Resources Coordinator. The process and procedures for using any approved accommodations will be discussed during this meeting.

Step 4: If approved for accommodations, you will be provided with a username and password for the Accessibility Resources Online System. You will need to enter your course numbers and select which accommodation requests you wish to receive. You must do this every semester; accommodations do not automatically carry over each semester.

Step 5: You and your professors will be sent a letter outlining your accommodations, via email. 

Step 6: After the letters have been received, you are encouraged to meet with each professor to discuss the arrangements for receiving your accommodations.

Students who are unsure about the necessity for assistance are encouraged to speak to the Accessibility Resources Coordinator to explore their individual situation.

Questions may be directed to the Accessibility Resources Coordinator