Defer Your Admission

Need Extra Time to Apply for Your Visa?

Sometimes it takes longer than expected to receive your travel documents, which may make it impossible for you to begin your studies at UMKC the semester for which you originally applied. If this has happened to you, you may request to start the next semester. Your request will be reviewed, and we will inform you if it is approved. 

Complete the deferral form

If your deferral request is approved, we will process it and send you new documentation from ISAO that lists your new reporting date. You will need to submit that documentation to obtain your visa.

You may defer your admission for up to two semesters. If you intend to delay your studies a full academic year, you will need to reapply to UMKC and submit an additional application fee.