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Enrollment Confirmation Deadline Extended

The UMKC priority confirmation deadline for Fall 2024 has been extended to May 15 to allow for FAFSA processing.

Explore Our Programs

There are more than 125 areas of study available to you; however, dentistry and pharmacy programs do not admit community students. Performance classes through the Conservatory require an audition, but those taken through the Conservatory Academy do not.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Several of our schools offer programs specifically for professionals in the Kansas City community. These courses don't require a UMKC application.

Affordable Options for Older Students

We partner with programs that encourage older students to keep learning and eliminate barriers to participation.

Classes and events

Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge (SPARK) organizes classes, book groups, tours and outings for its members at a modest cost. You do not have to apply to UMKC to join.
Become a SPARK member

Course-based instruction

Missouri residents who are 65 or older can apply to UMKC to audit courses, minus our professional programs, in which there is a seat available and they fulfill any prerequisites.
Apply as a Missouri senior

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Are You Roo Ready?

Apply as a nondegree student by completing the UMKC general application for admission for visiting and community students.

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Already Applied?

If you submitted your application and haven't heard from us yet, you can check your application status.

Student Support

Once you're admitted to UMKC as a community student, you can take advantage of our student support services.


Get help locating accessible parking and transportation. You can also request additional accommodations

Roo Advising

Consult with your Roo advisor about your course of study and a personalized plan for success.

Roo Card

Use your ID card to attend events, eat at dining service locations and check out materials from our library.


Student parking

Park in the student lots around campus any time of day or night by buying a student permit.

Help With Your UMKC Accounts

Instructions for setting up and using our online technology and apps.

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We've put our most popular apps and campus information all in one place — MyRoo portal. Search by category or mark your favorites, MyRoo is your connection to the services and resources you need to succeed at UMKC.

MyRoo Portal

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