Steps to Admission

The Propel Program operates on a rolling admissions process.

1. Apply

Complete the application packet  .  Note: Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the February 1 priority deadline.  Completing the application and FAFSA past the deadlines means you will not be eligible for all scholarships and Federal financial aid.

Don’t forget to request your unofficial high school transcript, IEP or other proof of eligibility for IDEA services.  The application will not be considered for admission if any portion of the application is not complete.

Applicants, please complete the College Readiness Assessment survey (option to complete with parent/guardian/support person)  and provide contact information for one personal reference.

Provide $45 application fee. This will not be processed until full admittance to the program.

2. Interview

Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview with the Propel Admission Selection Committee.

3. Notice

All applicants will be notified regarding their admission decision.

  • Admitted – Student is fully admitted to the incoming Propel class.
  • Wait List – Student may be admitted if space becomes available.
  • Denied – Student is not admitted to Propel.

4. Orientation

All Propel students are required to attend  both an UMKC  Orientation and Propel Student Orientation.  Students will get to know the Propel faculty and staff and the campus.  They will meet with their advisor and register for their fall classes.  They will also spend time with the other Propel students and their peer mentors.

All  new Propel students are required to attend the UMKC Orientation on one of two dates in the summer. (2 Guest maximum to attend with student).

5. Propel

Propel students will begin their journey toward education, employment and independence.