If you have any questions please contact the Office of Admissions at 303-546-3572 (1-800-772-6951) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply online and pay the $60 nonrefundable application fee.
Application documents should be sent to:
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.
We encourage you to be actively engaged in the admission process. Once you have submitted the first part of your application, you will receive an email with login information to MyNaropa. You can check your application status online in MyNaropa at any time. Note that document uploads can take up to one week to be reflected in MyNaropa.
If you completed any coursework at a foreign college or university (other than a study abroad program), an international education evaluation is required.
In a maximum of 500 words, 12-point font, double-spaced essay, please refer to the following readings when writing your essay:
All of Naropa University's counseling programs offer skills training and counseling career preparation, diversity work, contemplative practice, community engagement, and deep personal reflection. Given this and your understanding of the assigned readings for this application, please respond to the following prompt:
Through supplemental essays we hope to uncover your level of exposure to and experience with different forms of movement, sensory awareness, and body-based expression from your essays. Please limit your answers to a total of 500 words for each section, using 12-point font and double-spaced.
List and describe your training and describe how this training supports your interest in working psychotherapeutically with the human body. The following is required:
How are your current somatic practices informed or supported by your awareness of internal sensation and body-based processes?
A minimum of 100 hours of either paid or volunteer fieldwork experience is required. Fieldwork can be in a supervised setting in the mental health field or through work in a community facility or service organization.
Please include both supplemental essays in one document with headings indicating the start of each essay.
Your resume/CV should detail all pertinent academic, employment, and volunteer history with exact dates of participation.
Submit copies of your official transcript(s), statement of interest, supplemental essays, and resume/CV.
You can check the status of your documents and application in MyNaropa at any time. Note that document uploads can take up to one week to be reflected in MyNaropa.
Two letters of recommendation are required.
Recommendations must be from pertinent academic or professional sources, and may not be from family members, spouses, friends, or current or former therapists or spiritual advisors.
The Office of Admissions will assess a candidate’s completed application to determine if the candidate will move forward in the process and be invited to an interview. On-campus interviews are a required part of the admissions process.
The 2020 interview dates are:
The following courses from an accredited academic institution:
All courses are subject to approval and may require additional documentation such as a syllabus or course description.
A grade of "C" or above is required for all prerequisite coursework. All prerequisites are to be completed at accredited academic institutions for credit (not pass/fail or audited). Applicants must submit an official transcript showing proof of completion of the prerequisite coursework and bachelor's degree by June 30, 2020. To ensure that transcripts of coursework arrive to the Office of Admissions by June 30, 2020, we strongly recommend that all coursework is completed no later than June 1, 2020.
Please review the Prerequisite Coursework Guide for more information on acceptable alternative course titles, recommendations on where to complete coursework, and much more.
Domestic applicants: learn more about how to apply for financial aid.
International applicants: learn more about how to apply for financial aid.
In addition to the graduate admissions requirements, international applicants must also complete the following international applicant admissions requirements:
International applicants must document their English language proficiency by submitting scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests. Applicants must earn the following required scores:
Exceptions are granted for applicants from countries where English is one of the official national languages.
Applicants (including U.S. citizens and permanent residents educated outside of the U.S.) must have all non-U.S. records of secondary and/or post-secondary education evaluated by a professional international education evaluation service. In this case, all non-U.S transcripts should be sent to one of the below evaluation service providers, not to Naropa University. Once the evaluation is completed, the applicant should request that the report be sent directly to: Naropa University, Office of Admissions (2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302).
Naropa works with the three following credential evaluation services. Evaluations will not be accepted by other services.
All undergraduate and graduate applicants must submit a complete course-by-course evaluation.
Please note: international applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree
at an accredited U.S. institution do not need to provide an evaluated transcript.
If accepted to Naropa University, international students are required to submit the following: