Freshman Students

We want to meet you and answer all your questions! We have several ways — virtual and on campus — to tell you about UMKC and our programs.

Request your previous institutions mail your official transcript to us.

University of Missouri-Kansas City
Office of Admissions
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110


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Visit Us Today

We know that visiting campus and meeting with current students, faculty and staff is the best way to find the right fit for you. We have several ways for you to visit but the options don't fit your schedule, please contact us to find another time if the options don't fit your schedule.

Roo Visit plus info about your major

Sign up for in an in-person Roo Visit and an information session about your major. During your visit, a campus ambassador will show you the most popular spots on campus, plus you and your family members will learn about our degree programs, scholarships, research opportunities, internship experiences and more!

Schedule a Roo Visit plus major info session

Plaster Center Tour

The Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise and Research Center opened its doors in 2021 and we are excited to show this amazing facility to you and your family. Inside you will see science and engineering on display through our clean room, 3D printing lab, ARVR showroom, and much more.

Register for a tour

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Some of our programs have individual admission requirements, so be sure to explore your area of study for more information.

Start your application to UMKC

Admission Requirements

Students who are interested in pursuing a major with us are encouraged to take a challenging college preparatory curriculum in high school, including taking as many math, science, engineering or computer science courses as possible.


For Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Information Technology and Mechanical Engineering majors

Automatic admission

  • 24 composite ACT score
  • 25 math ACT score
  • 3.0 high school Core GPA

Test-optional admission

We offer a test-optional admission option for incoming freshmen. Students who do not submit an ACT or SAT score (or whose scores do not meet automatic admission requirements) will have their application individually reviewed. We consider a combination of overall core GPA and grades in math, science, computer science and engineering courses in making the admission decision.

Pre-engineering admission

Students whose academic preparation is below the automatic admission requirements may be admitted to the Pre-Engineering designation along with their selected major. The Pre-Engineering program provides guided support, including frequent meetings with the academic advisor, participation in tutoring and Supplemental Instruction and guidance to lead to students to success.

Students who are not admitted to Computer Science, Engineering or Information Technology programs but meet the general admission requirements may be admitted to University College. After completion of one to two successful semesters in University College, students may request to change their major into SSE. Students interested in this option should work with their University College advisor.

For Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, Urban Planning and Design majors:

Automatic admission

  • 19 composite ACT score
  • 2.5 high school Core GPA

Test-optional admission

  • 2.75 core high school GPA

Provisional admission

Holistic review of application by Office of Admissions


Competitive admission process

This program accepts students for the Fall semester only. ACT or SAT scores are required for admission, and admission decisions are based on test scores and high school Core GPA.