Students transferring college credit hours to UMKC can find general and program-specific transfer admission requirements, check their application status and follow the steps to accept their offer of admission.

Transfer Admission Requirements

If you have taken a course during a regular session at a college after receiving your high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate, no matter how many credits you are transferring to UMKC, you must apply as a transfer student. 

If you are transferring fewer than 24 college credits, you must submit both your high school and college transcripts. 

If you are transferring 24 or more college credits with an overall grade point average of 2.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale in all coursework, including repeat coursework, you do not need to submit your high school transcripts, and you will be considered for automatic scholarships if you apply by the priority deadline.

Exceptions to this GPA requirement:

  • Dental hygiene (60 credit hours, 2.5 GPA)
  • Nursing BSN pre-licensure/accelerated (60 credit hours, 2.75 GPA)
  • Nursing RN to BSN (registered nurse, NCLEX completion, 2.5 GPA)
  • Pharmacy (57 credit hours, 2.75 GPA)
  • School of Science and Engineering (review of transcripts proving successful completion of math, science, engineering and computer science courses)

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Petition for Admission

Students with a transfer GPA of at least 2.0 who don't meet the GPA requirement can submit a Petition for Admission Exception through the application page.

These programs do not accept petitions for admission

  • Conservatory
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing and Health Studies (BSN)
  • School of Pharmacy

Petition deadlines

  • Programs that accept the petition - the Monday before the first week of class each semester
  • University College - the Wednesday before the first week of class each semester

UM System Transfer

Students who transfer from a University of Missouri-affilated campus to UMKC will have a campus GPA and a cumulative GPA. The cumulative GPA will be used to determine your admission to UMKC.

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