Current Students

This section is devoted to providing you with resources and information so that you can get the most out of your time here at UMKC!

For New Students

We know that coming to a new country and speaking a foreign language can be intimidating. We’ve put together information to help out our new students with the transition to the US.

Helpful Pages and Instructions

Learn about what’s happening at the ALI and UMKC this semester, your Student ID, and how to get around Kansas City!


Learn about the housing options for ESL students at UMKC. There are on-campus dormitories, on-campus apartments, off-campus apartments, homestays, and more!


Paying for your classes is important. Check out this page to learn how tuition works at UMKC and what you can expect.

Pathway Basics

Pathway is the main tool UMKC students use to view grades, update contact information, and view their bill online. Check out this page to learn more about how to use Pathway.

What to Do When I am Sick

Learn about the resources available to students when they are sick.

Student Advising

Learn about what your ESL advisor can help you do, where to find your ESL advisor, and how to make an appointment.

English Proficiency Placement Testing

Learn about the ALI Placement test, which all new students must take before registering for classes.

For Academic Students

Learn about Student Observations and ALI Academic classes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question about something? Check out this page!

UMKC Campus Information

ALI Student Handbook