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FRESHMEN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to UMKC is based on the high school curriculum and a combination of ACT or SAT/class rank. For students attending high schools that do not rank, GPA will be used in admission decisions.

 

High School Curriculum

  • 4 Units of English
  • 4 Units of Mathematics (Algebra I or higher)
  • 3 Units of Science
  • 3 Units of Social Studies
  • 2 Units of a single Foreign Language
  • 1 Unit of Fine Arts

Test Score Requirements

Class rank is

ACT Composite Score

SAT Critical Reading and Math Score

Top 6%

17

820 - 850

Top 14%

18

860 - 890

Top 22%

19

900 - 930

Top 31%

20

940 - 970

Top 38%

21

980 - 1010

Top 46%

22

1020 - 1040

Top 52%

23

1050 - 1080

Top 53% or lower

24 or higher

1090 or higher

Trial admission

Students who do not meet the automatic admission requirements will be reviewed individually for possible admission on a trial basis. If admitted, student may be required to participate in an academic support program as a condition of their admission.

Missouri enhanced admission

Missouri residents who graduate in the top 10 percent of their class and who have met the 17 core curriculum requirements will be admissible regardless of ACT/SAT score. Those who graduate from a high school that does not rank students must have a 3.5 GPA in the 17 core curriculum classes.

 

FRESHMEN STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

 

AP, IB AND COLLEGE CREDIT

Students can gain credit through any of these four methods

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Departmental Exam

30 hour maximum

A maximum of 30 hours from these programs may be used toward completing undergraduate degree requirements.

Credit earned through a dual high school program may or may not transfer to UMKC.

  • Check which classes will transfer by visiting the Course Equivalency page
  • If your school is not listed, please schedule an appointment (phone or in person) with an academic advisor to see if your courses will transfer.

Credit can only be awarded based upon official scores reports sent to Registration and Records

  • Registration and Records
    5100 Rockhill Road
    Kansas City, MO 64110
  • To learn more, visit the Registration and Records office webpage on credit by examination.

 

FRESHMEN PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

Six-year Medicine Program

UMKC's School of Medicine offers the 6-Year B.A./M.D. program geared towards students (US Citizens and Permanent Residents only) that have graduated or will be graduating from an accredited United States high school and have no more than 24 hours of college credit earned after high school at the time of their application.

We highly recommend that students interested in applying to this program visit the School of Medicine's website or call the School of Medicine's Council on Selection at 816-235-1870 prior to beginning the application process.

Six-Year Law Scholars Program

UMKC School of Law offers a Six-Year Law Scholars program geared towards students who have graduated from an accredited high school, been admitted tot the UMKC College of Arts and Science and who have a minimum ACT score of 28 (or an SAT score of 1240 on the 1600 point test that excludes the writing score of 1980 OR the 2400 point test that includes the writing score). Applicants must also possess a high school GPA demonstrating success in a demanding curriculum.

Qualified students must also complete the Law School Supplemental Application.

Students who meet the qualifications will be admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences as undergraduate pre-law students and may choose to major in any undergraduate degree program in the College.

Six-Year Law Scholars who maintain a minimum 3.3 cumulative undergraduate GPA will be automatically accepted to the School of Law without being required to take the LSAT.

 

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