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UMKC - International Student Affairs
4 CRUCIAL STEPS FOR NEW ARRIVALS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEWLY ADMITTED STUDENTS
    e-Orientation On-Line is required for ALL students(including ESL, Conditional Admission, and non-degree-seeking).
      You should do this AFTER you have been admitted and BEFORE you start preparing to travel to Kansas City.
      If you haven't done it yet, DO IT NOW!: click the link.
If you are planning your travel to Kansas City, READ about getting your VISA,
planning your travel to arrive no later than the 'Reporting Date' on your I-20 or DS-2019, and other important facts!
    Spring 2015: Typical Reporting Date International Student Orientation (Most) Classes start on
    Tue, Jan 13, 2015 Tue, Jan 13, 2015 Tue, Jan 20, 2015
Students who have just arrived in Kansas City, to begin their education at UMKC, should follow the 4 steps below to ensure a smooth transition into their first semester.

    Upon arrival, please follow steps 1 through 4:
    1. Check-in
    2. English Language Placement Test   (Required for some but not for all.)
    3. Orientation is MANDATORY for all degree-seeking students! (in August and January)
    4. Enroll in Classes


  1. Check-In:
    New students must first "check-in" at the International Student Affairs Office (ISAO):
    • Schedule Check-In Appointment for one of the current Check-In Sessions at the Student Success Center:

      Date Time Seats available
      Tuesday Dec 16, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Friday Dec 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Monday Dec 22, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Tuesday Dec 23, 2014 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM 15
      Monday Dec 29, 2014 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM 15
      Tuesday Dec 30, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Monday Jan 5, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Monday Jan 5, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM 15
      Tuesday Jan 6, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Tuesday Jan 6, 2015 02:00 PM - 02:09 PM 15
      Wednesday Jan 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Wednesday Jan 7, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM 15
      Thursday Jan 8, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Thursday Jan 8, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM 15
      Friday Jan 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Friday Jan 9, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM 15
      Monday Jan 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Monday Jan 12, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM 15
      Tuesday Jan 13, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Tuesday Jan 13, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM 15
      Wednesday Jan 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Wednesday Jan 14, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM 15
      Thursday Jan 15, 2015 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM 12
      Thursday Jan 15, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12
      Thursday Jan 15, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM 12
      Friday Jan 16, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Friday Jan 16, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM 15
      Tuesday Jan 20, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Tuesday Jan 20, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM 15
      Wednesday Jan 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Wednesday Jan 21, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM 15
      Thursday Jan 22, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Thursday Jan 22, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM 15
      Friday Jan 23, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Friday Jan 23, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM 15
      Tuesday Jan 27, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 15
      Thursday Jan 29, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM 12

    If you cannot find a check-in session for yourself within 1-2 days after your arrival at UMKC, or if you arrive late when the semester has already started, please present yourself immediately at the ISAO office (G-04, Student Success Center) and identify yourself at the ISAO Welcome Center with the information: "I need to check in!"

    • Each Session can only accommodate 15 students so please sign-up in advance for the session you wish to attend.
    • All of your documents must be presented to the Front Desk Staff at the time you sign-up for a session.
        Required documents are:
      1. passport with visa and U.S. entry stamp, marked valid for Duration of Status by 'D/S' (or the I-94 if a physical card was issued)
      2. I-20/DS-2019
      3. immunization records (optional)
      4. final transcripts and certificates of completion.
          ISAO requires OFFICIAL transcripts and certificates of completion to be handed in; we cannot make photocopies of these documents.
          Only under exceptional circumstances can ISAO make or accept copies that can be certified as OFFICIAL.
          Once released to ISAO, these transcripts become the property of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
    • Please arrive for your session 15 minutes in advance; late entry to the Check-In Sessions is not permitted.
    You must complete a Check-In Session before you will be able to register for classes.

  2. Language Placement Test:
      This test is given by UMKC's Applied Language Institute at 5301 Rockhill Road.
      The ALI Test is required for all newly admitted students who have no TOEFL/IELTS English proficiency test scores or who have test scores of less than 100 (TOEFL iBT) or 6.5 (IELTS).
        Students from official English speaking countries or who have studied two years of academic courses in an English speaking country are exempt from this English test. When you make an appointment On-Line for your Check-In session (see above) or an ALI Test, you will be informed whether you need to take this test.

      Schedule an ALI Test Appointment
        Please sign-up in advance for the ALI Placement Test session you wish to attend.
        Bring required documents: passport with visa and U.S. entry stamp (or I-94 card), and I-20/DS-2019.

      Date Time Seats available Class room or Location
      Monday Jan 12, 2015 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM 40 Applied Language Institute
      Monday Jan 12, 2015 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM 40 Applied Language Institute
      Tuesday Jan 13, 2015 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM 40 Applied Language Institute
      Tuesday Jan 13, 2015 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM 40 Applied Language Institute
      Wednesday Jan 14, 2015 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM 21 Applied Language Institute
      Wednesday Jan 14, 2015 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM 40 Applied Language Institute
      Thursday Jan 15, 2015 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM 40 Applied Language Institute
      Thursday Jan 15, 2015 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM 40 Applied Language Institute
      Friday Jan 16, 2015 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM 40 Applied Language Institute
      Friday Jan 16, 2015 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM 40 Applied Language Institute

  3. Orientation: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

  4. Enroll in Classes:
    You will be directed to see an academic advisor in your academic department after the Check-In. The academic advisor will assist you to pick your classes.
    You will then go to the Registration Office to enroll for new classes, or you are enrolled in your classes by your advisor (or by yourself on-line with help of the advisor) by entering your information directly into Pathway, your personal, self-service resource at UMKC.

    In order to be able to log into Pathway, you need your UMKC username/email account information and your assigned password. This is part of the information that you will receive at check-in.

    You will be able to pay tuition fees at the Cashiers Office or On-Line. The Registration Office and Cashiers Office are located in the Administrative Center