Looking to catch up on coursework at your home institution or just take a class that sounds interesting for you? We’d love to help.

Determining Your Status

Not sure if you’re a visiting student? No worries! At UMKC, we define visiting students in two ways:

  • Degree-seeking students from another institution who would like to take a class or classes at UMKC and transfer the credits back to their home institutions
  • Members of the community who are interested in taking a class or classes at UMKC

Before Applying

Prior to enrolling at UMKC, you will want to contact your program or academic area of interest to learn about their specific requirements. Advising contact information for each UMKC school and college can be found here.

The following programs do not admit visiting/community students:

  • Graduate Biological Studies
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine - M.D.
  • Medicine - B.A./M.D.

Application Process

  • To become a visiting student at UMKC, you will submit an application as a non-degree seeking student, even if you are in a degree program at another university.
  • There is no application fee required for visiting students.
  • There are also no transcripts required for visiting students. Please disregard the transcript request when submitting your application.
  • Once your application is submitted, you will typically receive an admissions decision within 48-72 hours.

Enrolling at UMKC

  • If you’ve been accepted as a visiting student, you will receive an e-mail with additional information about logging into Pathway, UMKC’s system for enrolling in classes, paying bills and more.
  • Some courses require proof of a successfully completed pre-requisite course. If you attempt to enroll in one of these courses, you will need to provide a copy of your transcript to your academic advisor.
  • Although you won’t receive financial aid from UMKC as a visiting student, you will have access to academic advising and other campus services.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are accepted to UMKC as a visiting student, you will receive an e-mail with your login information to Pathway, UMKC's system for enrolling in classes and paying bills.

No transcript is required for students applying to UMKC as a visiting student. However, should you select a course that requires proof of a successfully completed pre-requisite, you will need to provide a copy of your transcript to your academic advisor.

Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid at UMKC. You will, however, have access to academic advising and other campus services.