UMKC - International Student Affairs
Undergraduate applicants who are transferring to UMKC from a U.S. institution, such as a community college or university, 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. On a separate sheet of paper, please write a short statement about your reasons and objectives for attending UMKC.
Step 3. If you attended another U.S. institution, fill out an International Student Transfer-In Form   (This pdf file can be filled-out OnLine, prior to printing.)
Step 4. 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.)
Step 5. 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 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. Copy your information/photo page in your passport.
For detailed instructions, see
Step 8. 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 9. Letters of Recommendation and/or other supplemental materials required by the academic unit.
For specific information on academic unit requirements, visit