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UMKC - International Student Affairs
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR GRADUATE PROGRAMS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: HOW TO APPLY TO UMKC
    
    
New Graduate applicants should follow the steps below when applying for admission:
Step 1. Start your OnLine UMKC Application.
A (less-preferred) paper Admission Application alternative still exists.
(The Online Application Process requires a credit card.)
Step 2. Please type a short statement about your reasons and objectives for attending UMKC.
Step 3. Submit official copies of academic credentials - with literal English translation (if original is not in English).
All previous academic work must be included, and a syllabus of coursework with English translation should be provided. (If available on the Web, include URL address.)
 
Additional Requirements for mainland Chinese Applicants
      Before submitting your application to UMKC, please complete the following steps:
  1. Request a Credentials Report from CQV in English
  2. Pay fees associated with Credentials Report and courier service
      360 CNY/each: Credentials Report (for academic records)
      200 CNY/each: Rush Service
        Credentials Reports take 20 business days.
        Rush service can be purchased if you need the reports within 5 days.
  3. Submit your completed CQV Credentials Report (in English) along with
      copies of the following credentials to UMKC:
    • Your university transcripts in Chinese with a literal English translation
      and, if completed:
    • Your university graduation certificate in Chinese with a literal English translation
    • Your university degree certificate in Chinese with a literal English translation
Step 4. Have an official TOEFL or IELTS Score Report sent - for all applicants for whom English is not their native language.
  -   Review for the minimum test scores required (and expected) for admission.
  -   Review to determine if you are exempt from this test because of your country of citizenship or English-language-based education.
Step 5. Have official GRE, GMAT or other test score report sent.
  -   For additional information on what graduate assessment test may be required, visit the Academic Unit homepage at:  http://www.umkc.edu/academics/ and navigate to your program of interest. Some programs may also use GRaduate Information Pages ("GRIP") to indicate what assessment tests are needed.
Step 6. If you use the paper application, submit a non-refundable application fee of $75 USD.   (If you use the OnLine application, you pay this application fee by credit card OnLine.)
Instructions for how you can pay the application fee are described in
Step 7. Statement of Finances.
Applicants requesting an I-20/DS-2019 in order to obtain student visa must submit proof of sufficient funding using the Official Statement of Finances form, which can be submitted by document fax or mail (see addresses and instructions).
Step 8. Copy your information/photo page in your passport.
For detailed instructions, see
Step 9. Letters of Recommendation and/or other supplemental materials required by the academic unit.
For specific information on academic unit requirements, visit http://www.umkc.edu/academics/ or  GRIP