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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


Missouri Residency for Members of the Armed Forces

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.

Military Transcripts & Records

Joint Services Transcript (JST) for Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Marines https://jst.doded.mil

  • Register for an account and request a transcript be sent electronically to UMKC.

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 training.

A Transfer Guide: Understanding Your Military Transcript and ACE Credit Recommendations

How to get your Military Records & Training Transcripts

  • 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 National Archives.

  • Army

  • 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. SMART Homepage

  • 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.

  • Veterans

  • 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.
Source: Military.com: Education

UMKC Student Veterans Organization

UMKC Student Veterans Organization Crest

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.

Military Member & Veteran Resources *

  • State of Missouri Veterans Commission


  • After deployment

  • A mental wellness resource for service members, veterans and military families.

  • Center for Women Veterans

  • Provides links that address and provide information on military sexual trauma counseling.

  • Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE)

  • 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.

  • Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Awareness and Response

  • 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.

  • Gulf War Link

  • 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.

  • Leave No Veteran Behind

  • 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.

  • Mesothelioma & Navy Veterans

  • Asbestos.com's Veterans Assistance Department can help you with questions about veterans and asbestos-related illnesses or about potential benefits.

  • Military Health System

  • 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 One Source

  • 24/7 resources for military members, spouses and families.

  • National Center for PTSD

  • 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 Resource Directory

  • The National Resource Directory (NRD)is a Web site for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families and those who support them.

  • The Mission Continues

  • 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.

  • Today's GI Bill

  • Today’s GI Bill is designed to help you make the most of your education benefits by providing clear yet comprehensive guidance.

  • Transitional Assistance Program

  • 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.

  • Veterans Administration

  • Provides patient care and other veterans' benefits.

  • Vet Centers

  • 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.

  • Veterans With Disabilities in Higher Education

  • 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.

Veteran Organizations *

  • American Cold War Veterans

  • 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 Legion

  • The American Legion is a patriotic, war-time veteran’s organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness.

  • AMVET: American Veterans

  • 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.

  • Disabled American Veterans

  • The DAV is dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.

  • Grace After Fire

  • 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.

  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

  • 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.

  • Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW

  • The members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars live by the motto, “Honor the dead by helping the living.”

  • Military Order of the Purple Heart

  • 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.

  • National Association of Black Veterans, Inc.

  • The NABVETS Kansas City Local Chapter contact: Mr. Chester D. Thompson, III, President 816-898-0060 or 1-888-NABVETS. 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.

  • Student Veterans of America

  • Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States.

  • Vietnam Veterans of America

  • The only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

  • 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.

Branches of Services *

  • U.S. Army

  • The Army’s mission is to fight and win our Nation’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders.

  • U.S. Air Force

  • The mission of the United States Air Force is to deliver sovereign options for the defense of the United States of America and its global interests -- to fly and fight in Air, Space, and Cyberspace.

  • U.S. Navy

  • The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.

  • U.S. Marines

  • The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness and has three primary areas of responsibility: "The seizure or defense of advanced naval bases and other land operations to support naval campaigns; The development of tactics, technique, and equipment used by amphibious landing forces; and such other duties as the President may direct.

  • U.S. Coast Guard

  • The United States Coast Guard is a military, multi-mission, maritime service within the Department of Homeland Security and one of the nation's five armed services. Its core roles are to protect the public, the environment, and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region in which those interests may be at risk, including international waters and America's coasts, ports, and inland waterways.

  • U.S. Army Reserve


  • U.S. Air Force Reserve


  • U.S. Navy Reserve


  • National Guard Bureau


  • Reservist Component Resources

* External resources are listed for informational purposes and do not reflect an endorsement by the University of Missouri - Kansas City.