Naropa University 2015 Summer Writing Program


There are two steps to registering for the Summer Writing Program: registering for the weeks you will be attending, then signing up for the workshops that will take place during those weeks. This is done in different ways depending on your classification as a for credit or non-credit student.

Naropa Degree-Seeking Students

Beginning March 2, 2015, Naropa MFA Writing students will have the opportunity to register for the Summer Writing Program workshops on MyNaropa. All students are highly encouraged to consult with their academic advisor to determine the pacing of their degree. Jack Kerouac School degree-seeking students may not begin their Naropa degree program in the summer but may take the summer as non-credit or non-degree-seeking credit students. Undergraduate and non-JKS graduate students already enrolled at Naropa who want to take the summer for academic credit need to meet with their academic advisor before they will be able to register online.

Non-Naropa for Credit Students

Non-Naropa students may also take the SWP for academic credit. Naropa University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Contact the Summer Writing Program Office or visit for more information on becoming a non-degree-seeking credit student. Keep in mind that SWP weeks taken for undergraduate credit cannot be later converted to graduate credit and vice versa, and applicants for graduate credit must have a Bachelor’s degree. Students should consider carefully whether they need graduate or undergraduate credit. Students seeking credit should first meet with their academic advisor in their home institution.

Please see the website for more information:

Non-credit Students

Non-credit students can register online. Students can take the SWP for any combination of the first, second third, and/or fourth weeks. SWP weeks taken for non-credit cannot be converted to credit at a later date. Please consider carefully if you anticipate you may need credit in the future.

Once a non-degree student fills out the appropriate online registration form, indicating biographical information and 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices of workshops, s/he will be directed to enter credit card or e-check information to pay for the course. Once the student hits “submit”, s/he will be directed to a website thanking them for their registration and indicating that they will be receive confirmation of registration, as well as login information for MyNaropa within three business days. The student will also receive an email version of this message, along with a copy of their original registration form.

Click here for Non-credit student registration.

Add/Drop Policy

Non-credit students have until Monday at 3:30pm of each week to drop the SWP without financial penalty. Non-credit students must drop the course online or contact the Registration Coordinator at (303) 546-3511 or If a non-credit student chooses to withdraw from the SWP AFTER 3:30 p.m. on Monday, the student will be financially responsible for the entire week.

All for-credit students have until Monday at 3:30 p.m. (MST) to switch sections or drop that week of SWP without incurring financial or academic penalties. Students may withdraw (with no refund) and receive a grade of W through that Tuesday of the week. No withdrawals or refunds will be allowed after that Tuesday. In the event of a medical emergency, Naropa students must contact their academic advisor by the deadline.

Students may drop via MyNaropa or contact the registration coordinator at 303-546-3511 or If a student does not complete the necessary paperwork, s/he will be held both financially and academically responsible for the whole week. 

Students may switch workshops on Mondays before 3:30pm.