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Please turn all applications into our office or email them to ali@umkc.edu.

Types of Applications:

ESL Only

This is for students that plan to only study English at UMKC. This application is open to US residents, dual citizens, F-1 visa holders, F-2 visa holders, and students with other types of visas as well.

Students who want to study ESL Only can choose to study in-person in Kansas City, or online if they are not in the United States.

For more information about our ESL program, click here.

Conditional Admission

Are you planning to study an academic area after the English program? Depending on the academic program you are interested in, it may be possible to apply for the Intensive English Program as well as another department at UMKC without submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score. This is called Conditional Admission.

For a list of UMKC programs that offer Conditional Admission, click here. Students who apply for Conditional Admission must apply for admission to the ALI and their chosen academic department at the same time. For more information on different departments at UMKC and their requirements, please explore here.

Per US government regulations, US universities cannot issue academic I-20s to students who have not proven that they meet all standards of admission, including proof of English proficiency. This means that when you apply for Conditional Admission, you will receive an I-20 that lists ESL as your program of study. Once you have completed your ESL classes, our International Student Affairs Office (ISAO) will help you transition to an I-20 that lists your degree program. When you are Conditionally Admitted, you will receive an admission letter that states your academic program and ESL. You can use this admission letter at your visa appointment to prove Conditional Admission.

1+1 Partner Exchange Program

Are you a student at a Partner University who is interested in our 1+1 Program? This exchange program is for students attending one of our international Partner Universities.

Custom Programs

Wanting to study in one of our Custom Programs? Please Contact Us to apply.

 

Application Deadlines for F-1 and J-1 applicants:

Application Dates - Fall 2020 (August 24 - December 11)

Program LengthDeadlineReporting DatesStart Dates
16-week13-Jul-2017-Aug-2024-Aug-20
12-week10-Aug-2014-Sep-2021-Sep-20
8-week31-Aug-205-Oct-2012-Oct-20

Application Dates - Spring 2021 (January 19 - May 7)

Program LengthDeadlineReporting DatesStart Dates
16-week30-Nov-2012-Jan-2119-Jan-21
12-week28-Dec-208-Feb-2115-Feb-21
8-week25-Jan-211-Mar-218-Mar-21

Application Dates - Summer 2021 (June 7 - July 30)

Program LengthDeadlineReporting DatesStart Dates
8-week26-Apr-2131-May-217-Jun-21
-week610-May-2114-Jun-2121-Jun-21
4-week24-May-2128-Jun-215-Jul-21

 

Required Materials:

ESL Only
Conditional Admission
Transfer Students
1+1 Exchange Program
ESL Only

Online students

F-1 visa holders

  • ALI application
  • Bank Statement: translated into English, signed or stamped by the bank, states the name of the account holder, states the type of account. The statement must show funds available as follows:
    • 1 Semester (16 weeks) (Fall or Spring) = $14,694
    • Fall & Spring = $29,387
    • Summer Semester = $8,351
    • Please Contact Us for bank statement amounts for 12- and 8-week Fall and Spring programs or 6- and 4- Summer programs.
  • The Financial Requirements Form
  • The Affidavit of Support if the account is NOT your own. This must be signed and dated.
  • A copy of your passport photo page.

F-1 visa holders – Sponsored Student

US Residents

  • ALI application
  • A copy of the front and back of your permanent Resident card (Permanent Residents)

US Citizens or Dual Citizens

Other Visa Holders

Conditional Admission

F-1 visa holders

  • ALI application
  • Additional Application Pages
  • Bank Statement: translated into English, signed or stamped by the bank, states the name of the account holder, states the type of account. The statement must show funds available as follows:
    • Fall & Spring = $29,387
  • The Financial Requirements Form
  • The Affidavit of Support if the account is NOT your own. This must be signed and dated.
  • A copy of your passport photo page
  • Academic transcripts
  • Personal statement outlining your goals for study at UMKC.

F-1 visa holders – Sponsored Student

Transfer Students

F-1 visa holders

  • ALI application
  • Bank Statement: translated into English, signed or stamped by the bank, states the name of the account holder, states the type of account. The statement must show funds available as follows:
    • 1 Semester (16 weeks) (Fall or Spring) = $14,3694
    • Fall & Spring = $29,387
    • Summer Semester = $8,351
    • Please Contact Us for bank statement amounts for 12- and 8-week Fall and Spring programs or 6- and 4- Summer programs.
  • The Financial Requirements Form
  • The Affidavit of Support if the account is NOT your own. This must be signed and dated.
  • A copy of your passport photo page.
  • A copy of your U.S. visa page
  • A copy of your current I-20

F-1 visa holders – Sponsored Student

  • ALI application
  • The Financial Requirements Form
  • Financial Guarantee from your sponsor if you are sponsored by your government or employer.
  • A copy of your passport photo page.
  • A copy of your U.S. visa
  • A copy of your current I-20

Conditional Applicants

Transfer students applying for Conditional Admission to an academic program need to submit these additional documents

1+1 Exchange Program

All 1+1 Applicants

  • ALI application
  • Additional Application Pages
  • The Financial Requirements Form
  • Bank Statement: translated into English, signed or stamped by the bank, states the name of the account holder, states the type of account. The statement must show funds available as follows:
    • Fall & Spring = $28,519
  • A copy of your passport photo page
  • Academic transcripts
  • Personal statement outlining your goals for study at UMKC
  • TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, or DET exam results

Please send all documents by mail, fax, or email to:

The Applied Language Institute
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5301 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110
Telephone: (816) 235-1233
Fax: (816) 235-5437
Email: ali@umkc.edu