Welcome to UMKC
UMKC salutes and supports our student Service-members and Veterans. This site is dedicated to providing you with tools and resources to be successful students.
The Registration Quick Guide contains steps that all students should take to get enrolled at UMKC.
Thank you for your service!
UMKC Catalog: Credit for Military Training
VA Health Care
Learn about VA Health Care - a benefit you have earned! Do you quality for VA Health Care? Check here. Veterans who meet eligibility requirements may apply for VA Health Benefits
by starting here
Free Anonymous Assessment
Military Mental Health
Students shall neither gain nor lose resident status solely as a consequence of military service. For the purposes of student resident status, military personnel,
when stationed within the state of Missouri pursuant to military orders, their spouses and un-emancipated minor children shall be regarded as holding Missouri resident status. However, a member of the
military forces who is specifically assigned, under orders, to attend a Missouri institution of higher education as a full-time student, shall be classified, along with their spouses and un-emancipated
minor children, as if they had no connection with the military forces.
For more information refer to the Residency Rules found here.
The American Council on Education (ACE) was created in 1942 to recognize
the educational value of military training and experience.
Visit the ACE Military Programs website to see how much credit you may have earned from your military
A Transfer Guide: Understanding Your Military Transcript and ACE Credit Recommentations
How to get your Military Records & Training Transcripts
Source: Military.com: Education
- How to Get Military Service Records
The National Archives is able to provide Military personnel records for proving proof of military service, or as a valuable tool in genealogical research.
Most veterans and their next-of-kin can obtain free copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) and other military and medical records by submitted a request to the
The Army uses the AARTS system, which automatically captures your academic credits from military training, and Standardized tests.
The AARTS system is available to enlisted soldiers only. Visit the Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System Site for more information.
Army Officers must use the form DD 295 (Application for Evaluation of Learning) to report their military training and experience.
- Navy and Marines
The Navy and Marine Corps use the SMART system. This system automatically captures your training, experience and standardized test scores.
- Air Force
The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) automatically captures your training, experience and standardized test scores. Transcript information may be viewed at the
CCAF web site.
- Coast Guard
The Coast Guard Institute (CGI) requires each Service-member to submit documentation of all training (except correspondence course records), along with an enrollment form, to receive a transcript.
Under most circumstances, Veterans are eligible to use their former service branches transcript program. However if you are not eligible for AARTS, SMART, CCAF, or CGI systems, you will need to fill out
form DD-295 (Officers/Warrant Officers) and provide your DD-214 Discharge Document to receive credit of your experience.
The Mission of the Student Veterans Organization at UMKC is to provide the following to student Veterans in an effort to maximize and support their learning potential
- Veteran resources and support
- Opportunities for campus and community service
- Provide Veterans, their families, and those that support them
opportunities to socialize and network
UMKC Student Veterans Organization is an affiliate member of Student Veterans of America
Visit the UMKC Student Veterans Organization website, click here.
State of Missouri Veterans Commission
A mental wellness resource for service members, veterans and military families.
Provides links that address and provide information on military sexual trauma counseling.
Center for Women Veterans
DCoE assesses, validates, oversees and facilitates prevention, resilience, identification, treatment, outreach, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs for
psychological health and traumatic brain injury to ensure the Department of Defense meets the needs of the nation's military communities, warriors and families.
Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE)
Provides guidance and other information for victims of sexual assault, unit commanders, first responders and others who deal with this sensitive issue. This site
addresses confidentiality, reporting procedures and other elements of DoD's sexual assault policy as well as training information, safety tips, resources and links to related websites.
Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Awareness and Response
This Web site provides online access to medical, operational and intelligence documents from the 1990-1991 Gulf War. Its purpose was and is to provide service
members, veterans and any interested person with information on what happened during that war that might have affected the health of those who served.
Gulf War Link
A non-profit service run by veterans that works to relieve the educational debt of veterans who are serving and have served in the US Military.
Leave No Veteran Behind
Asbestos.com's Veterans Assistance Department can help you with questions about veterans and asbestos-related illnesses or about potential benefits.
Mesothelioma & Navy Veterans
America’s Military Health System (MHS) is a unique partnership of medical educators, medical researchers and health care providers and their support personnel worldwide.
Military Health System
24/7 resources for military members, spouses and families.
Military One Source
Aims to advance the clinical care and social welfare of U.S. veterans through research, education and training on PTSD and stress-related disorders.
National Center for PTSD
The National Resource Directory (NRD)is a Web site for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families and those who support them.
National Resource Directory
To build an America where every returning veteran can serve again as a citizen leader, and where together we honor the fall en by living their values through service.
The Mission Continues
Today’s GI Bill is designed to help you make the most of your education benefits by providing clear yet comprehensive guidance.
Today's GI Bill
The Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program was developed to assist in the transitioning of military personnel and family members leaving the service. Returning to civilian life is an exciting time, but is also a complex undertaking. There are many steps to take, with questions to be answered.
Transitional Assistance Program
Provides patient care and other veterans' benefits.
Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues.
The site offers a host of resources including online information related to veterans and student veterans with disabilities, courses that may be of interest for continuing education credits
or for general knowledge, as well as a list of books.
Veterans With Disabilities in Higher Education
This orgaization is dedicated to all Veterans, with special dedication to those who served during the Cold War era September 1945 to December 1991.
American Cold War Veterans
The American Legion is a patriotic, war-time veteran’s organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness.
As one of America’s foremost veterans service organizations, AMVETS has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens.
AMVET: American Veterans
The DAV is dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.
Disabled American Veterans
A place for women veterans, and their loved ones, to connect with one another and with our professional partners, to find resources, to learn and to get involved.
Grace After Fire
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the troops and veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those troops and veterans.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
The members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars live by the motto, “Honor the dead by helping the living.”
Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW
Chartered by Congress in 1958, The Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although our membership is restricted to the combat wounded, we support all veterans and their families with a myriad of nation-wide programs by Chapters and National Service Officers.
Military Order of the Purple Heart
The NABVETS Kansas City Local Chapter contact: Mr. Chester D. Thompson, III, President 816-898-0060 or 1-888-NABVETS.
provides strategic advocacy on behalf of its membership with
Congress, the Federal Administration, State Administrations and other
agencies and organizations. NABVETS provides personal advocacy on behalf of veterans seeking claims against the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; advocacy for youth in all matters required for successful passage into
adulthood; advocacy on behalf of families; with community involvement, provides advocacy in creating positive lifestyles for veterans; and to generate and preserve the historical record.
National Association of Black Veterans, Inc.
Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States.
Student Veterans of America
The only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.
Vietnam Veterans of America
The mission of the VFW is to "honor the dead by helping the living" through veterans' service, community service, national security and a strong national defense.
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
* External resources are listed for informational purposes and do not reflect an endorsement by the University of Missouri - Kansas City.