How to Apply

If you are an admitted high school or transfer student who meets the qualifications for UMKC Professional Career Escalators, you will be invited to apply through your UMKC status page.

Fall Deadline

The deadline to apply has been extended to May 1, 2024, for the upcoming Fall Semester.

Who Can Apply

  • High school and transfer students admitted to UMKC
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

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How Do I Apply to Professional Career Escalators?

If you qualify, you will be prompted to apply through your UMKC status page. You will need to submit these application materials by the deadline extension May 1, 2024.

  1. A three-to-five-minute video essay in which you discuss these topics:
    • A challenge you faced and how you overcame it
    • How you've engaged with your community or how Professional Career Escalators would help you do that in the future
    • How you think the UMKC Professional Career Escalators program can help you reach your career goals
  2. A letter of recommendation
    • Send the application reference link to a person not in your family
    • Your reference must be able to tell us about your interest in the program

Questions About the Application?

Email Professional Career Escalators