UMKC provides a wide variety of resources to help students successfully reach their academic goals. Below you will find a short description of these programs and links to their websites for more details. For academic policies and specific requirements for your degree program, please see the UMKC Catalog.
The Center for Academic Development is now Academic Support and Mentoring (ASM)! ASM provides UMKC students with several programs designed to improve their academic performance and transition to the University, including: the UMKC Coaching Program, Supplemental Instruction, Math and Science Tutoring, English Tutoring, and the Reading Enhancement Program. In addition, ASM administers UMKC's federal grant program, Jumpstart (Americorps), which matches college students with area pre-school children to help them build a strong learning foundation for future success.
Find out more about Academic Support and Mentoring.
Find out more about Academic Advising.
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Blackboard is a Learning Management System that provides a course site where instructors can place documents, videos, podcasts and many other types of files. More importantly, Blackboard provides a rich online learning environment where instructors and students can interact with each other through discussion board forums, online classroom spaces, and other tools. Blackboard course sites are automatically created for every course listed in Pathway each semester.
Assess Your Online Readiness.
Access the Blackboard user guide.
The mission of UMKC's Career Services is to empower students and others to successfully develop, evaluate, and initiate career planning and professional development within a constantly changing work environment. Career planning starts with exploring your interests and aptitudes and determining which academic programs will help you achieve your career goals. Students may make an appointment with a career counselor to discuss your career interests and goals, review your resume and cover letter, conduct a mock interview, or job search assistance. Career Services hosts several employer fairs and workshops throughout the year and offers an on-line job and internship listing database called Roo Career Network.
Find out more about Career Services.
Find out more about the Coaching Program.
Find out more about Services for Students with Disabilities.
If you fail to take your required exams before the end of the semester in which you plan to graduate, you will need to reapply for graduation. The University of Missouri Board of Curators, other state entities, and the national college accrediting agency require the University to assess the effectiveness of academic programs. All undergraduate students must take a test of general education and complete a major field test prior to being granted a baccalaureate degree. Graduation depends on completion of exit exam requirements.
Transcripts and diplomas may not be released if there are holds on a student's account.
Find out more about the Language Resource Center.
Find out more about Math and Science Tutoring.
The newly renovated Student Success Center (formerly known as the University Center) has been completely redesigned as an entire building devoted to students' success. Its mission is to provide high-quality, integrated, and responsive services that promote students’ academic and personal success in support of our retention and graduation goals. The renovated space provides for a more collaborative and effective delivery of academic advising, tutoring, career counseling, and other services to meet the diverse needs of our students now and in the future. The Student Success Center will be integral to achieving the University’s Strategic Goal 1 to place student success at the center of all we do by supporting students as they achieve their academic and life goals.
One of the key areas in the Student Success Center is UMKC Central, a single location students can go to for answers about Admissions, Cashiers and Collections, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Registration and Records.
Other offices and services at the Student Success Center include: UMKC Welcome Center, International Student Affairs, Academic Support and Mentoring, Career Services, MindBody Connection, University College, SEARCH, Writing Studio, International Academic Programs, School of Medicine Advising for Students in Years 1 and 2, UMKC Dining Services, and the Barbershop.
Visit the Student Success Center.
Contact UMKC Central.
Find out more about International Academic Programs.
SI Leaders are students who have successfully taken the course and have been trained in cognitive learning techniques. SI sessions are not review sessions, but rather opportunities for students to assist each other in mastering cognitive learning techniques.
Find out more about Supplemental Instruction.
Find out more about the Testing Services.
Find out how to participate in SEARCH.
Find out more about University Libraries.
Find out more about the Writing Studio.