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

If you have recently received your admission letter and your I-20 document, you are ready to complete the following steps.

  1. APPLY FOR YOUR U.S. STUDENT VISA
    1. Many U.S. Embassies/Consulates now take approximately four to six weeks to process student visas. You can obtain more detailed information about applying for your student visa by visiting our Student Visa page.
  2. 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.

  3. ENGLISH LANGUAGE EVALUATION
    1. The Applied Language Institute (ALI) language evaluation is required for all newly admitted students who have not submitted TOEFL/IELTS test scores.  Students who have submitted test scores but the scores are less than 100 (TOEFL iBT) or 6.5 (IELTS) may also be required to take the English language evaluation. Students from English-speaking countries (pdf) or who have studied two years of academic courses in an English-speaking country are exempt from this evaluation.
  • 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. If you do not attend Orientation you will receive a hold on your account which will prevent you from enrolling in future semesters.
  • 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.