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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.

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Are You Roo Ready?

Current high school students and recent high school graduates can be admitted to UMKC in one of three ways, depending on the requirements of their desired program. Admission for first-time college students from outside the United States may require additional steps.

Admission requirements

International admission requirements

Choose More for Yourself

We're here to make sure you don't miss out on getting a seat in your program, the credit you deserve and money to pay for school.

Priority deadlines

Submit your application by the priority deadline for your semester to be considered for one of five automatic scholarships up to $5,000 each academic year.

Nov. 15 — Spring priority deadline for undergraduate students
Jan. 15 — Fall priority deadline for first-time college students
May 1 — Fall priority deadline for transfer students

Credit hours

Apply credit hours you earned in high school (AP, IB and CLEP) and through a departmental exam toward your UMKC degree requirements.

Transferring credits from college coursework to UMKC? Visit our Transfer Center.

Test scores

If you choose test-optional admission, whether or not you sit for the ACT or SAT is up to you. But your score could help you qualify for scholarships. Use these codes to have your score sent directly to us.

UMKC ACT code:  2380
UMKC SAT code:  6872

Financial aid

Last year we awarded more than $200 million in financial aid. How much aid you qualify for starts with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

UMKC FAFSA code: 002518

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Submit Your Application

When it comes down to the application, you have your choice of using the UMKC general application or the common application. Students applying for a program at the UMKC Conservatory must use the UMKC general application.

UMKC general application

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

Make It Official

You understood the assignment. Now it's time to take it to the next level.

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We prefer you request to have your official transcripts sent to us electronically by secure email or electronic transfer through your high school. If you mail us your transcripts, we must receive them in a sealed envelope from the institution from where you requested them.

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Status documentation

Students with documented status must mail us a copy of their documentation, including the front and back of the permanent resident card (green card) for permanent residents, I-94 with status stamp for students with refugee or asylum status and I-797 form for students with DACA status.

College on Your Terms

We listen to our students. That's how we know you want resources to personalize your experience at UMKC, from where you live and how you get around campus to the making plans that help you thrive here.

On-campus housing

Want to be close to the action? Learn more about on-campus housing, including inclusive options for nonbinary and transgender students.

First in the family

UMKC has been designated as a First Scholars Institution by the Center for First-Generation Student Success. If you're the first in your family to attend college, you can find support at First Gen Roo.

Accommodation plans

Student access is important to us. We'll help you establish an accommodation plan to receive the services you need every semester you're at UMKC.

Find your fam

Whether you want to be a part of Greek life, student government or student organizations is up to you. With around 300 student groups on campus, it's easy to get involved.