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Naropa University's School of Extended Studies offers a number of non-credit certificates, national and international conferences and continuing education programs. In addition to our on-going certificate program Authentic Leadership, we have co-sponsored conferences such as Wisdom 2.0, Legacy of Wisdom and weekend workshops with Joanna Macy and Michael Meade. For detailed information, please visit the Extended Studies page on the Naropa website.

Extended Studies sells a limited number of non-credit seats on our regular academic courses. Please visit the schedule of Courses Available for Non Credit page for further information on courses with seats available to the public. Then register here for the selected courses. If the course has prerequisites or other restrictions as indicated in this schedule, it is strongly encouraged that a non-degree student contact the department or instructor to determine if the student is adequately prepared for the course. If the course specifies that permission of department is required, the student must obtain written permission.

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Only certain classes are open to the public to take for non-credit. Any courses not listed on the schedule of Courses Available for Non-Credit are unavailable to take for non-credit.

Non-credit classes are $250 per class or $200 for weekend workshops plus any associated materials fees for most residential courses that are offered for non-credit. Once you have completed the Non-Credit Registration form, you will be asked to select a payment method. Payment options include: check by mail, credit card, or electronic check. All payments are due by the Friday prior to the start of class. For Fall 2017, this is August 25th, 2017.  
Taking a class for non-credit means that you are not responsible for fulfilling the academic requirements for the class, and you are not graded for your participation. As a result, you will not, nor will you be able to in the future, receive academic credit for your participation. It is not possible to "upgrade" a noncredit class in order to receive academic credit.
To register, you will fill out an online Extended Studies Non-Credit Registration form.
After filling out an Extended Studies Non Credit Registration form, Naropa's Registration office will email you within 3 business days to let you know if you have been added to a class as a non-credit student. If you are not registered due to lack of space in a course, your credit card will be refunded.
Any person wishing to take the Mindfulness Instructor Trainings must submit an application and be approved before registering. Basic requirements for this course are at least 2-3 years of consistent meditation practice, 2 weeks of intensive retreat before starting the program, and a letter of recommendation from your MI/mentor, etc. If you have questions about this application process, please contact Giovannina Jobson at (303) 245-4603 or Dale Asrael at (303) 546-3522.
After the application has been received and approved, students register for the The Mindfulness Instructor Training by using theExtended Studies Non-Credit Registration form. The cost is $200 for noncredit students, plus any associated course fee.
If you need to cancel a registration for a non-credit course, please email by the end of the drop/add period for the semester (September 7th is the drop/add deadline for Fall 2017). A full refund will be given for requests received by the drop/add deadline, but no refunds will be given after that point.
Payment at the time of registration is strongly encouraged, and it is the responsibility of the individual students to ensure they do not carry a balance.  Upon request, hand written receipts are provided.  Please note that for non-degree students, billing statements are not issued.