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All applications should be turned into our office or emailed 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.

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 more information on different departments at UMKC and their requirements, please explore here. Students can also apply for their desired academic program while studying at the ALI.

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 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.

Special Programs

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

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

Required Materials:

ESL Only

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) = $14,351
      • Fall & Spring = $28,625
    • Summer Semester = $8,120
    • 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

  • ALI application
  • A copy of your US passport or other official identification

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 = $28,625
  • 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

  • Please Contact Us for a list of required documents.

1+1 Partner Exchange Program

  • 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 = $26,361
  • A copy of your passport photo page
  • Academic transcripts
  • Personal statement outlining your goals for study at UMKC.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or TOEIC 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