You are a degree seeking student at another institution who would like to take courses at UMKC and transfer the credits back to your home institution.

Community Student

You are a member of the community and are interested in taking a class or classes at UMKC.


Welcome to UMKC! As a visiting/community student, you will enroll as a non-degree seeking student even though you may be in a degree program at another university. Prior to enrollment, you’ll want to contact your program or academic area of interest. Although you won’t receive financial aid from UMKC as a visiting student, you will have access to academic advising depending on your program.

If you are interested in the following programs, please contact them to find an advisor who can help determine program eligibility and your next steps.


Conservatory of Music and Dance

The Conservatory requires an audition for student taking performance classes.

For information on Continuing Education, please contact (816) 235-2741,


Civil and mechanical engineering advising
352 Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-5550
Fax: 816-235-1260

Electrical and computer engineering, computer science and information technology advising
546 Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1193
Fax: 816-235-5159


Students must obtain permission to register in any law classes from the associate dean and the registrar of the Law School.

Dean's Office
1-200 Law School
Phone: 816-235-1644

Phone: 816-235-1688

Student Programs
Phone: 816-235-1654

Continuing Education
Phone: 816-235-1648


Casey Bauer, Graduate Programs advisor
Phone: 816-235-1733

Emily Jefferies, BSN program (PL & AT) advisor (PL: P-Z and all AT students)
Phone: 816-235-1710

Leah Wilder, BSN program (PL) advisor (PL: A-O)
Phone: 816-235-5768

Continuing Education
(816) 235-6463

The following programs do not admit visiting/community students:

  • Graduate Biological Studies
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy

Complete and submit the Visiting/Community Student Application

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