Admitted Students

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 seeing you soon and welcoming you to the UMKC family.

Admitted Student Checklist

  1. YOUR ADMISSION PACKET
    1. Your admission packet includes a guide to arriving at UMKC and beginning life as a student, as well as supporting documents for your visa application process (I-20 or DS-2019, admission letter, scholarship letter, etc.) You may have received this packet in the mail or, as a result of the impact of COVID-19, through email.
  2. APPLY FOR YOUR U.S. STUDENT VISA
    1. Due to COVID-19, US Embassies and Consulates may be closed or have limited consular functions. We are aware of the potential for delays or late appointments. Please communicate with ISAO regarding challenges to getting visa appointments so we can help with late arrival or defer your admission to a future semester to accommodate the timeline needed to obtain your visa.
      You can obtain more detailed information about applying for your student visa by visiting our Student Visa page.
  3. MANDATORY CHECK-IN SESSION
    1. New students must check in at the International Student Affairs Office (ISAO) by attending a check-in session before they will be able to enroll for classes.The following documents must be presented at the time of check-in:
      1. ☐ Passport with visa and U.S. entry stamp, marked valid for duration of status by “D/S”
      2. ☐ A copy of I-94 form which can be retrieved from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Website
      3. ☐ Signed I-20 or DS-2019
      4. ☐ Immunization records (optional)
      5. ☐ 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 to check-in sessions is not permitted.

  4. ENGLISH LANGUAGE EVALUATION
    1. 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. More about English Proficiency can be found here.
  5. MANDATORY ORIENTATION
    1. All newly admitted, degree-seeking students must attend orientation. Orientation is scheduled the Thursday before courses begin each semester and registration is available here.
  6. ENROLL IN CLASSES
    1. After check-in, you will be directed to see an academic adviser who will assist you with the selection of your classes. You can then enroll with your adviser, at the Registrar’s Office, or online using Pathway.