How to Register

Start by looking at the "Courses Available to the Public" schedule for a complete list of classes available to you. Students who wish to take a course that isn't on the "Courses Available to the Public" list must obtain permission from the department on the registration form. Departments can be reached by calling 303-444-0202; emailed permission is also accepted.

If a class has a prerequisite or a special requirement (as indicated in the schedule), the student must confirm with the instructor before the first day of class in order to ensure that they are properly prepared for the course. Students who fail to confirm with the instructor run the risk of being asked to leave the course if they do not meet the prerequisites. Students should get in contact with faculty through the department by contacting the department administrator. In some cases, the department administrator may contact the instructor on the student's behalf.

Non-degree students must complete the following two forms and submit them with payment in full during the registration period. Forms and payment must be submitted to

Student Administrative Services, Naropa University, 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302 (fax 303-546-3536). Offices are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration periods, including add/drop dates, are available in our course schedules. Please note that some courses have alternate calendars.

Non-degree students must adhere to all Naropa policies and procedures. A current copy of the academic catalog and academic policies is available at the Naropa Library.

For assistance or questions, please contact Student Administrative Services at 303-546-3500 and ask for the non-degree student registration coordinator.

Tuition and Fee information

Non-degree students do not pay a registration fee. See the Tuition and Financial Aid page for the current tuition rates. Some courses have specific fees associated with them. This information can be found in the schedule.

Payment in full is due at the time of registration although it will not be processed until admission in the class is confirmed. Payments are accepted in the form of cash, check, and MasterCard/Visa. For questions about tuition and for credit card payments by phone, contact the Coordinator of Student Accounts at 303-546-3554 or email . Federal financial aid is not available for non-degree students, though some scholarships may be available through Naropa University.

Confirmation of Enrollment

All non-degree students can attend class from the first session, but formal entry into class will be determined on the first day after the course add/drop period (when space availability is finalized). Students will then be notified by email regarding their registration status. Tuition and fee payments will not be processed if there are no spaces available.

CU Student Discounts

University of Colorado degree-seeking students may be eligible for a discount when taking campus-based Tibetan and Sanskrit courses for credit. Contact the Coordinator of Student Accounts for current discount levels. CU students are allocated spaces in Tibetan and Sanskrit courses immediately upon receipt of registration materials and payment.

Transfer Policies

There are specific transfer policies for graduate and undergraduate programs. If you are taking courses with the intent to transfer them into any degree-seeking program you should check carefully with your program to ensure the transfer will be approved. If you are intending to transfer credits into a Naropa graduate or undergraduate program, check with the Office of Admissions about how courses you wish to take may fit into the program you're interested in. Be aware that Naropa will only transfer in courses taken for credit. Courses taken for noncredit cannot later be changed to for-credit.

Obtaining a Transcript

To obtain a transcript of the classes you took for credit, please follow the procedure for Transcript Requests. Naropa does not issue transcripts for courses taken for noncredit.

Grade Notification

Grade reports are sent to students' home addresses approximately four to six weeks after the semester's end.


Contact Student Administrative Services at 303-546-3500.