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Administrative Center, Room 120
5115 Oak Street
(816) 235-1111 (Kansas City Metro)
1-800-775-8652 (Outside of Metro)
Fax: (816) 235-5544
Mailing Address
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
Director: Tamara Cloutier Byland

This office is responsible for recruitment, admissions and orientation. See the General Undergraduate Admissions Policies and Procedures section of this catalog for additional information.



The Office of Admissions coordinates the admission of domestic students to undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, as well as visiting, community, and dual credit high school program applications to the university. Applicants to the School of Law and School of Dentistry should refer to those sections of the catalog. Domestic students include Permanent Residents and students who have been granted Assylee or Refugee status. International students apply through International Student Affairs.



The office also coordinates the recruitment of students to all undergraduate programs. Recruitment programming includes coordinating communication campaigns with prospective students, creating print and electronic recruitment materials, attending college fair programs, high school and community college visits. Requests for information about UMKC and its academic programs are handled through the Communications Center in the Office of Admissions. E-mail us at for information.



In conjunction with the Office for Student Involvement, the Office of Admissions coordinates orientation programs for new freshmen and transfer students. Admitted students receive information about orientation in late spring. Orientation is mandatory for new freshmen and optional for transfer students.


Welcome Center

The Welcome Center is the central location for greeting campus visitors, including prospective students and their families. Campus visits usually include a tour and an opportunity for guests to meet with an Admissions representative in their area of interest. Customized tours are also available for groups or individuals who have specialized interests or needs. Large group visits such as UMKC Preview Days are also coordinated in the Admissions Welcome Center. The Welcome Center is located in the Student Success Center, Level 1. To schedule a visit to UMKC, go to the Welcome Center website.


Communications Center

The Communications Center coordinates initial data entry for inquiries to UMKC and provides responses from the university. All Purchased student prospects and inquiry records are managed in the Communications Center as are the campaigns (mail, email, call) to prospective undergraduate students.