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How to Apply to Naropa

Transfer Students

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Are you ready to explore college in a different way?

So were the 70% of our undergraduates who came to Naropa as transfer students. Our transfer-friendly, fully accredited university offers small class sizes, a fiercely inclusive campus culture, and a commitment to helping you find your true self. Here, you’ll find connection and belonging without getting lost in the crowd.

If you haven’t yet found a meaningful education that will develop you both personally and professionally, Naropa welcomes you.

Our Transfer Admissions Philosophy

Transfer students follow the same application process and are afforded the same benefits as first-time students. Here’s how to apply to Naropa as a transfer student:

  1. Fill out Naropa’s short online admissions application and submit your academic transcripts and related documents. 
  2. A complimentary unofficial transfer evaluation determines which course credits you can transfer from your previous institution. 
  3. Expect to hear back from an Admissions Counselor within one week of submitting all required documents. (Please be aware that the wait may be longer, depending on the volume of applications we are processing.) 

Have questions? Naropa counselors are here to support you! Email admissions@naropa.edu or call us at 1-800-772-6951.

What You'll Find at Naropa

Inclusive Community

We are a like-minded community of disruptors, deep listeners, and seekers. We welcome new people and perspectives with open arms.

Contemplative Education

At Naropa, academic rigor goes hand-in-hand with community engagement, self-study, meditation, and experiential learning.

Changemakers

What do you want to do with the knowledge you’ve gained? For many at Naropa, the answer to that question is, “Change the world.” Service and compassionate action are at the core of our mission.

Admissions Requirements

Students with 3.0 GPA or Higher

Academic Performance

  • 3.0 GPA
  • 83+ on the 100-point Grading Scale
  • GED 175+ *The GED scoring system has varied over time. Naropa University calculates GPA based on maximum scores from the time the GED was taken.

Application Requirements

  • Official transcripts and/or GED scores

Students with Less than 3.0 GPA

Academic Performance

  • Less than 3.0 GPA
  • Less than 83+ on the 100-point Grading Scale
  • GED 145-174 *The GED scoring system has varied over time. Naropa University calculates GPA based on maximum scores from the time the GED was taken. 
  • Home school transcript
  • Narrative transcript

Application Requirements

  • Official transcripts and/or GED scores
  • Essay
  • Consultation with Admissions

Hear from a Naropa Graduate

“[After trying two different colleges], I came to Naropa. I quickly realized what a magical community I had stepped into. I made some of the best friends of my life and really got to know myself—what makes me come alive, what I’m afraid of, and what limiting narratives I’m telling myself. My education at Naropa has become the foundation for the work that I’m taking into the world.”
Finn Woelm, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2018

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This is where experiential learning meets academic rigor. Where you challenge your intellect and uncover your potential. Where you discover the work you’re moved to do—then use it to transform our world.

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