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How to Apply to Naropa


Welcome, international students! At Naropa, you’re home.

¡Bienvenidos! Willkommen! Karibu! Soo dhawoow! Welcome!

No matter where you’re from or how far you’re traveled, you can feel at home at Naropa. Our university is built on a foundation of inclusion, diversity, and welcoming other cultures with open arms. The more diverse our student body, the stronger we are. We value your future contributions to our dynamic community.

Keep reading to learn more about applying to college and becoming an international student at Naropa University.

If you want to learn more about becoming an international student, check out the Study & Exchange section of the US Department of State website, which will provide additional information on visa application requirements and procedures.

Please note: Naropa University does not offer full scholarships to undergraduate international students.

Applying to College at Naropa as an International Student

Applying to a college far from home can be daunting. We’re here to make it easy.

Whether you’re applying as an undergraduate or graduate student, click the button below to learn everything you need to know about applying to college at Naropa, from important transcripts to visa information.

Have questions? Naropa admissions counselors are just a phone call or email away. 

How to Apply

We are here to support you through this process. Please do not hesitate to contact or 1-800-772-6951 with any questions.

For Undergraduate Students

Create an application account, submit the application and fee, then provide all application requirements. An Admissions Counselor will make every attempt to review your application and issue a decision within a week of receiving all required documents. The documents you are required to submit depend on your prior academic performance. If you have any questions about which documents we require of you, you can simply begin by completing the admissions application.

For Graduate Students

Create an application account, submit the application and fee, then provide all application requirements. Most graduate programs also require either an individual or group interview.

Admissions requirements and deadlines vary depending on the graduate program and can be found on each program’s How to Apply webpage. For questions and assistance with the admissions process, please connect with the Admissions Counselor for your preferred program of choice.



Numerous Naropa programs require students to complete a practicum, internship or student teaching experience in order to meet degree requirements. Please be aware that many of these sites require students to have up-to-date immunizations, complete and pass a background check and complete and pass a drug screen prior to student placement. Medical and recreational marijuana is not exempt from drug testing.

It is the responsibility of all program students to secure placement at a site and meet site requirements for entry. Any student unable to meet site requirements and secure placement will not be able to complete degree requirements successfully.

By applying for a Naropa program with such degree requirements, you are acknowledging that you must successfully complete and pass background checks and drug screens and have current immunization records. Any student who may not be able to meet these requirements are entering the program assuming the risk that they may not be able to successfully complete degree requirements.

International Students: Once You’ve Been Accepted

Already been accepted to Naropa University as an international student? Congratulations! We’re so excited to meet you. Now that you’ve completed the admissions process, it’s time to begin your journey to Naropa. Click the button below to learn everything you need to know about becoming a Naropa student.

Find Your Place at Naropa

Vibrant Community

When applying to college outside your home country, it’s important to know that you’ll be welcomed and supported. Naropa is proud to have a thriving international community and a campus culture that celebrates diversity.

Personalized Support

Our international student resources can be customized to provide the support you need. Whether you need help with your academic writing or have questions about on-campus health care, we’ve got you covered.

Small Class Sizes

Naropa offers a 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio, allowing for individualized instruction and personalized relationships with faculty members. Here, your individuality is seen and appreciated as a valued part of our community.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.