Online Pathway Programs

The Applied Language Institute is offering online pathway programs for international students overseas who want to get a head start on their first year courses while improving their English language skills to gain full admission to their respective undergraduate or graduate programs. Currently we have two online pathway programs available. Students must be overseas to enroll in these online pathway programs. They are not available for students residing in the United States.


School of Computing & Engineering (SCE)

Undergraduate Online Pathway Program

Undergraduate students who do not meet the minimum scores for SCE (TOEFL 65 and IELTS 5.5) must take our online placement exam. Students who place into Levels 3 and 4 qualify for this program.

1 Semester
2 Semester

Level 4 Students – 12 credit hours

  • 1 SCE course
  • 1 UMKC Essentials course
  • 2 ALI intensive English courses: Level 4 Writing and Level 4 Speaking & Listening
Tuition & Fees$11,144
Dean's International Scholar Award-$4,250
Books$455
TOTAL$7,349

Level 3 Students

First semester (12 credit hours):

  • 1 UMKC Essentials course
  • 3 ALI intensive English courses: Level 3 Grammar, Level 3 Writing, Level 3 Speaking & Listening
Tuition & Fees$10,868
Dean's International Scholar Award$4,562.50
Books$345
TOTAL$6,650.50

Second semester (12 credit hours):

  • 1 SCE course
  • 1 UMKC Essentials course
  • 2 ALI intensive English courses: Level 4 Writing and Level 4 Speaking & Listening
Tuition & Fees$11,144
Dean's International Scholar Award-$4,250
Books$455
TOTAL$7,349

Upon completion of the ALI-SCE undergraduate pathway program, students can fully matriculate into SCE undergraduate courses without needing to take an English language test.

Graduate Online Pathway Program

Graduate students who do not meet the minimum scores for SCE (TOEFL 79 and IELTS 6.0) must take our online placement exam. Students who place into Levels 4 and 5 qualify for this program.

1 Semester
2 Semester

Level 5 Students – 9 credit hours

  • 2 SCE graduate course
  • 1 ALI intensive English course: Level 5 Writing or Level 5 Speaking & Listening
Tuition & Fees$10,577
Dean's International Scholar Award-$4,000
Books$415
TOTAL$6,992

Level 4 Students

First semester (9 credit hours):

  • 1 SCE graduate course
  • 2 ALI intensive English courses
Tuition & Fees$10,301
Dean's International Scholar Award-$4,000
Books$305
TOTAL$6,606

Second semester (9 credit hours):

  • 2 SCE graduate course
  • 1 ALI intensive English course
Tuition & Fees$10,577
Dean's International Scholar Award-$4,000
Books$415
TOTAL$6,992

Upon completion of the ALI-SCE graduate pathway program, students can fully matriculate into SCE graduate courses without needing to take an English language test.

College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)

Undergraduate Online Pathway Program

Undergraduate Students who do not meet the minimum scores for CAS (TOEFL 61 and IELTS 5.5) must take our online placement exam. Students who place into Levels 3 and 4 qualify for this program.

1 Semester
2 Semester

Level 4 Students – One Semester Program (12 credit hours)

  • 2 UMKC Essentials courses, chosen with the guidance of a CAS advisor
  • 2 ALI intensive English courses: Level 4 Writing and Level 4 Speaking & Listening
Tuition & Fees$10,868
Dean's International Scholar Award-$6,000
Books$430
TOTAL$5,298

Level 3 Students – Two-Semester Program

First Semester (12 credit hours):

  • 1 UMKC Essentials course, chosen with the guidance of a CAS advisor
  • 3 ALI intensive English courses
Tuition & Fees$10,868
Dean's International Scholar Award$6,000
Books$345
TOTAL$5,213

Second Semester (12 credit hours):

  • 2 UMKC Essentials courses, chosen with the guidance of a CAS advisor
  • 2 ALI intensive English courses
Tuition & Fees$10,868
Dean's International Scholar Award-$6,000
Books$430
TOTAL$5,298

Upon completion of the ALI-CAS undergraduate pathway program, students can fully matriculate into CAS undergraduate courses without needing to take an English language test.


Application Deadlines

  • March 30th for summer enrollment
  • May 31st for fall enrollment
  • October 31st for spring enrollment

More Information

Email us at ali@umkc.edu