Transferring to UMKC
For students with disabilities, transferring to UMKC is easy.
You need to:
Have documentation of your disability sent from the college or university you are transferring from.
Schedule an interview with the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities to set up your accommodations.
The admissions office will be glad to assist you in applying to UMKC. The process is easy and accessible. Complete information on transferring to UMKC is available at the Admissions Web site. Apply early and follow the procedures outlined by Admissions.
UMKC uses nationally recognized guidelines for documenting disabilities. Follow these links to see what your documentation should include:
For students with learning disabilities
For students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
For students with psychiatric disabilities
For students with mobility or other kinds of disabilities
The next step is to contact your disability services office at your old college and ask them to fax or mail a copy of your documentation to the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities at UMKC. They may want you to sign a release saying it’s OK to send the information.
Often the documentation you already have will be sufficient but check our guidelines to be sure your have current and complete documentation. Have your documentation sent to us at the address on the "Contact us" page.
Once we have received your documentation, you should call and schedule an interview with the coordinator. There is a brief application form to be completed. Also at this interview we will review your documentation and discuss appropriate accommodations, as well as answer any questions you might have. This gives us an opportunity to get to know each other and helps us further understand how we can best assist you while at UMKC.
Transferring from a community college to a research university like UMKC can be a little intimidating, but most students make it through just fine. You need to be prepared for a little more work, to sharpen up your study skills, and to be persistent and be self-motivated. If you're prepared, your time at UMKC can be a great adventure.