International Advising

UPDATE: If you MUST leave the U.S. with an expired visa and will be renewing in your home country, please be aware that you may experience heightened scrutiny/vetting, delay in renewal, and possible denial.  Please schedule your request for renewal appointment as EARLY as possible. Please note that this information is subject to change at any time. Please travel with caution.

Updated information may be found at: https://www.kcvisa.com/

 

GENERAL ADVISING QUESTIONS? EMAIL ISAOADVISOR@UMKC.EDU

BE SURE TO TELL US YOUR FULL NAME AND UMKC STUDENT ID #

Or, email your ISAO international advisor:

If your surname name starts with A-G:
Katie Sylvester
sylvesterk@umkc.edu

If your surname name starts with H-Z:
Jillian Gotfredson
gotfredsonj@umkc.edu

Transferring out of UMKC?

To request to be transferred out of UMKC, please ensure you have done the following:

  • Cleared/Paid your UMKC account
  • You cannot be enrolled in any UMKC courses
  • You must submit a copy of the official admission letter from your new school
  • A transfer form from your new school (if they have one)
  • Please state what day you would like your SEVIS records released to your new school

Once you SEVIS records have been released and your transfer is complete, you will receive an email from your advisor.

Are You In Status?

Advising Appointment Times

To schedule an appointment with your international Adviser, please call 816-235-1113 or stop by ISAO to schedule your appointment. Advisors do NOT schedule appointments via email.

The Welcome Center staff will ask for information about the reason for the appointment to help the advisor prepare for the meeting.

Walk-In Advising Times

The Advisors have walk-ins every day. Walk-in questions must take less than 15 minutes to answer. Please note that walk-ins are handled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Monday to Friday: 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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