Naropa is a transfer-friendly university. In fact, most of our undergraduate students started their degrees elsewhere and are finishing them at Naropa. Why? Because they want a meaningful education that will help them develop personally as well as professionally.
Naropa University uses a rolling admissions policy. Applying early provides applicants with the greatest chance to be considered for financial aid eligibility and allows us to process application documents in a timely manner. However, the Office of Admissions will gladly continue to review applications until the school year begins or until all spots for incoming students are filled. To ensure fairness, applications received will be reviewed in the order they are received by the Office of Admissions.
Transfer students follow the same application process and are afforded all of the same benefits as first-time students. Please submit all
college transcripts, as well as high school transcripts when applying for admission.
At Naropa, we value the time and energy our transfer students have spent at their previous academic institutions. The following transfer guidelines are designed to help students transfer in as much credit as possible, while still allowing them to engage in the full Naropa experience.
We'd like to offer an unofficial transcript evaluation to any interested transfer applicant. Once a student is 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.
A maximum of 30 semester credits may be earned through a combination of the following standardized tests:
Credit may be awarded for college-level coursework completed outside of the US, provided that transcripts are first evaluated by an approved professional transcript evaluation agency. (Naropa highly recommends using SpanTran for transcript evaluations.) For more information on international applicant admissions requirements, please visit international admissions.
Naropa University operates on a semester credit system, while some colleges and community colleges use a quarter or trimester system. To convert quarter credits into semester credits, multiply the quarter credit number by 0.67. Naropa does not accept any credit under 0.5.
"I had a few formative experiences before college, [which] made me determined not to accept the status quo. I was determined to study at Princeton, because I believed it would help me make change in the world. Once there, I became very unhappy, because I did not feel that I was learning how to make change in the world. I wasn't sure about Naropa at first, but I quickly realized what a magical community I had just 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
BA Interdisciplinary Studies ‘18