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For Prospective Students, Families & Friends

Naropa University’s Office of Admissions offers virtual events to prospective students from across the country and around the world. Join us for one of our events and get a taste of the Naropa classroom with offerings from current faculty members designed to open minds, spark creativity, and begin to build the bonds of community. Want to dive deeper into our program offerings? Join one of our Admissions Information Sessions guided by our knowledgeable admissions counselors and begin planning your journey to a Naropa education.

 

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Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology: Licensing Info-Session​

February - April 2024

Join the GSCP Licensing & Credentialing Specialist, Marissa Stedman, for an hour-long info-session. Marissa will go over the general licensure process and answer any questions you may have about licensure requirements.

Introduction to Naropa's Undergraduate Programs with Rachel Thompson

Virtual Direct Admissions Conversation with Rachel Thompson [Last Names A-G]

A great one-on-one opportunity for high school and district administrators to speak with Rachel about Naropa’s dedicated approach to offering contemplative and transformative education, by eliminating barriers of entry for qualified high school students.

Use this time to get your questions answered about Naropa’s unique undergraduate majors, life in Boulder, and so much more.

This session will be held via Zoom, a link will be provided at registration.

Introduction to Naropa's Undergraduate Programs w/ Jenna Priest

Virtual Direct Admissions Conversation with Jenna Priest [Last Names H-Z]

A great one-on-one opportunity for high school counselors to speak with Jenna about Naropa’s dedicated approach to offering contemplative and transformative education, by eliminating barriers of entry for qualified high school students.

Use this time to get your questions answered about Naropa’s unique undergraduate majors, life in Boulder, and so much more.

This session will be held via Zoom, a link will be provided at registration.

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Buddhism-Informed Contemplative Counseling Group Information Session

An opportunity to speak with Graduate Admissions Counselor, Matt Powers, and get your questions answered about Naropa’s Buddhism-Informed Contemplative Counseling programs. This information session will include an overview of the program and admissions requirements, with time for Q&A.

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Group Information Session

An opportunity to speak with Graduate Admissions Counselor, Jeffrey Neering, and get your questions answered about Naropa’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Body Psychotherapy or Dance Movement Therapy programs. This information session will include an overview of the program and admissions requirements, with time for Q&A.

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Nature-Based Transpersonal Counseling Group Information Session

A great opportunity to speak with Graduate Admissions Counselor, Olivia Phipps, and get your questions answered about Naropa’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Nature-Based Transpersonal Counseling program. This information session will include an overview of the program and admissions requirements, with time for Q&A.

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling w/ Matt Powers

A great opportunity to speak with Graduate Admissions Counselor, Matt Powers, and get your questions answered about Naropa’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling program. This information session will include an overview of the program and admissions requirements, with time for Q&A.

MA in Ecopsychology Group Information Session

A great opportunity to speak with Graduate Admissions Counselor, Olivia Phipps, and get your questions answered about Naropa’s Ecopsychology program. This information session will include an overview of the program and admissions requirements, with time for Q&A.

MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics and Creative Writing Low Residency Group Information

A great opportunity to speak with Graduate Admissions Counselor, Olivia Phipps, and get your questions answered about Naropa’s MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics and Creative Writing Low Residency programs. This information session will include an overview of the program and admissions requirements, with time for Q&A.

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Contemplative Art–Based Counseling Group Information Session

A great opportunity to speak with Olivia and get your questions answered about Naropa’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Contemplative Art–Based Counseling program. This information session will include an overview of the program and admissions requirements, with time for Q&A.

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Undergraduate Financial Aid Information Session

Led by a financial aid counselor, this information session will provide a general overview about financial aid opportunities (grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans) for your undergraduate education at Naropa University. 

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Graduate Financial Aid Information Session

Led by a financial aid counselor, this information session will provide a general overview about financial aid opportunities (scholarships, graduate assistantships, loans) for your graduate education at Naropa University.

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Spotlight Series: Nature-Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration: Centering Healing in its Rightful Place

March 29, 2024 at 12:00 PM MT

Join esteemed faculty member, Mica Graves, on Spotlight Series session, focused on our Nature-Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration. Mica Graves will be offering a sample class on: Centering Healing in its Rightful Place.

Open a children’s book, and all sorts of life forms come spilling out–trees, dogs, lamas, and the occasional chupacabra or spirit. And, yet, when you open a psychology book, references to where we live are seldom mentioned. As ecopsychologist Andy Fisher quips, judging by all those textbooks, you might be hard-pressed to even tell on what planet we live. Clearly, relationships with animals, plants, and places are central to how we develop in the world, and they deserve more consideration. In this talk, we will explore the centrality of nature to our wellbeing. We will describe how observing, moving in, and relating to the natural world can lead to increased physical and mental health. We will discuss how reciprocal interactions with the more than human world can give rise to new metaphors and new ways of seeing ourselves, our problems, and our solutions. Finally, we will engage in a partnered exercise to draw upon and amplify our own sense of attachment to the world. 

Mica Graves is a graduate of Naropa’s Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy Program and Chair of the Nature-Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration of the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Having grown up on a working farm, she finds nothing more energizing than bringing groups of people together in nature. She is a licensed professional counselor and specializes in equine assisted counseling.

Experience Naropa: The Herbal Renaissance

Join current faculty Brigitte Mars for The Herbal Renaissance. Learn why Herbal Healing is once again gaining popularity, and how to get started for effectiveness and safety.

Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with over fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University and has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Envision, Tribal Visions, Unify, Sister Winds, Arise Festivals, and even The Mayo Clinic. She is a founding and professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.

Brigitte is the author of many books and DVDs, including The Natural First Aid Handbook, Natural Remedies for Mental and Emotional Health, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, Rawsome! and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. Her latest project is a phone app called IPlant and an online course through Sevenroots. Brigitte is also a psychedelic sitter and end-of-life doula.

Please check out www.brigittemars.com

Virtual Appointments & Information Sessions

Is Naropa part of your path? Schedule the appointment that meets your needs and find out.

Naropa University is unlike any other college or university in the country offering a radically individualized education that allows you to not only explore your deepest passions but also your most profound self. Schedule an individual appointment with representatives from Admissions or Student Financial Services, or sign up for one of the convenient weekly video information sessions presented via Zoom.

Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact the Office of Admissions prior to the event.

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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.