Applied Language Institute students at UMKC are eligible for great benefits.
- Applying is simple! NO TOEFL or school transcripts are required to apply for the Intensive English program.
- A partial scholarship and tuition waiver is provided for all non-government sponsored students who are admitted to the Applied Language Institute (ALI). ALI program costs.
- ALI students are eligible to receive: one of three types of academic scholarships. These scholarships waive international tuition for academic degree classes at UMKC, saving over $35,000 for a four-year degree program.
- The ALI is a fully accredited department of the University. ALI Students are UMKC students. They receive full access to university facilities, including:
- The state-of-the-art Swinney Recreation Center
- Hi-tech computer and language labs, with an extensive library of language software
- Miller Nichols Library and its extensive database of full-text research articles and journals
- Admission to many free UMKC student activities, including theater productions, University student fairs, festivals, field trips, clubs, and more.
- Some ALI classes count toward graduation! Students can earn credits towards graduation while learning English.
- All ALI grades will impact students’ overall GPA at UMKC. This is a great chance for students to begin their academic study at UMKC with a high GPA.
- There is NO TOEFL requirement for ALI graduates to enter into most undergraduate degree programs: many UMKC undergraduate programs do not require a TOEFL score from students who graduate from ALI classes.
- Concurrent ESL and Academic enrollment is available for advanced students: Students can enroll in academic classes while finishing their English study.
- Assistance with the degree application process: The ALI will assist students with their applications for UMKC academic programs.
- Part-semester programs are available for students that cannot attend a full 16-week semester. The ALI at UMKC offers programs as short as 8 weeks in the fall and spring semesters, and as short as 4 weeks in the summer semester.