Congratulations on your admission to the University of Missouri – Kansas City! We are excited that you have selected UMKC to pursue your higher education goals. We look forward to welcoming you to Kansas City.

You've Been Accepted to UMKC. What Are the Next Steps?

1. Admission packet

You will receive your admission packet by mail or email. It includes a guide to arriving at UMKC and beginning life as a student, as well as supporting documents for your visa application.

View the pre-arrival packet (PDF)

2. U.S. student visa

U.S. embassies and consulates may be closed or have limited consular functions because of COVID-19. If you are experiencing a delay in scheduling an appointment for a visa, let us know so we can help with late arrival or admission deferral.

Learn more about your student visa

  • Transfer

    If you are already studying at another US institution on an F1 visa or entered the United States on another school's I-20, you and your international student advisor at your current school will need to complete the UMKC Transfer-in form and submit it to your UMKC enrollment advisor.
    Transfer-in form (PDF)

3. Check-in session

Once you have your visa, you must register a check-in session before you can enroll in classes.

Register for a Check-In Session

Present these documents during the session
  • Passport with visa and U.S. entry stamp, marked valid for duration of status by D/S
  • A copy of your I-94 form
  • Signed I-20 or DS-2019
  • Final official transcripts and certificates of completion, if they have not yet been submitted

Please arrive for your session 15 minutes in advance — late entry is not permitted.

4. Enroll in classes

After your check-in session, you will be directed to an academic advisor who will help you select classes. Enroll in classes through your advisor, the Registrar’s Office or online.

5. Academic advising

All students new to UMKC are required to meet with an advisor prior to registering for classes. Depending on your major, you may be required to meet with your academic advisor prior to registering each semester. New freshmen are required to go to orientation.

Learn more about academic advising

6. English language evaluation

The Applied Language Institute (ALI) language evaluation is required for all newly admitted students who have not submitted proof of English proficiency or who have achieved a test result lower than the score required for their intended academic program.

Learn more about English proficiency requirements