Transfer Students FAQ
Naropa accepts transfer credit from regionally accredited higher education institutions (colleges and universities); from military colleges; and through the AP, IB, CLEP, and DANTES exams. Please see Naropa’s transfer credit page for more information.
We offer an unofficial transcript evaluation to any interested transfer applicant. Once you are accepted, the Registrar’s Office will prepare an official transcript evaluation, documenting all transferable credit and how it would apply to the undergraduate degree program.
Yes, you may use unofficial transcripts during the application process, however, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to registration. We require official transcripts from each accredited institution that you have attended. Please send us your most current transcript, even if you apply mid-semester. All transcripts should be sent directly to:
Office of Admissions
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302
Incoming undergraduate students are eligible to transfer up to 60 credit hours to Naropa’s degree programs from other accredited institutions. This means that, at most, incoming students can begin their studies at Naropa as a first-semester junior.
Please see Naropa’s transfer credit page for more information.
Yes, if the course content is equivalent to a Naropa core course syllabus (with some exceptions—see below). Transferable credits that don’t match core requirements will be assigned as electives. Please see Naropa’s transfer credit page for more information.
Undergraduate students may allocate transfer credits toward program requirements as follows: up to 18 credits may be transferred into a major, and up to 6 credits may be transferred into a minor, as determined by the respective program.
Yes, if they are independently evaluated by an international evaluation agency and shown to be equivalent to college-level work in the United States. Please see Naropa’s transfer credit page for more information.
In most cases, incoming students cannot receive credit for previous life or professional experience. The only exception is if students take CLEP and DANTES exams in your chosen subjects. Please see Naropa’s transfer credit page for more information.
Naropa evaluates transfer credits for applicants only after they are accepted into the University’s degree programs. The Registrar’s Office sends successful applicants an initial transfer evaluation report within a few weeks after acceptance, and students have until the end of their entering semester to finalize their transfer credits with their academic advisor. Credits that are “in progress” during the application process can be evaluated for transfer once final grades are received.
If you would like to discuss your transcript with an admissions counselor before applying, you may set up a virtual information session or through an in-person appointment. Our counselors will be happy to discuss your transcript and the likelihood of transfer eligibility, but please note that the final transcript evaluation will be done by the Registrar’s Office only after a student has been accepted.
Our admissions counselors will be happy to discuss your transfer questions! For the quickest response, we suggest emailing our office at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions. If you would like to speak with a counselor over the phone or in person, you may set up an information session by emailing email@example.com, calling our office at 303-546-3572 or 1-800-772-6951, or signing up for an information session here. Please note that only accepted students can receive an official transcript evaluation from our Registrar’s Office.
If you were previously a Naropa student and want to return but have not been an active student in the last two semesters, you will complete the Application for Readmission.
If you do not know your Naropa Student ID, you can simply enter any 6 digits and Naropa will find your correct ID number.
Once your Application for Readmission is submitted, the Office of the Registrar and Financial Aid will review it. You will then get communication about the next steps if there are any issues to resolve.