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International Admissions Process

Admissions Process by Student Level

The international admissions process varies depending on your student type and whether you are pursuing an undergraduate degree.  In general, students pursuing a bachelor’s degree are classified as undergraduate. Those in pursuit of a master’s, education specialist, or doctoral degree are classified as graduate.

Steps to Apply

Undergraduate Students

Applying to Undergraduate Education at UCM is a three-step process.

Step 1: Complete the undergraduate admissions application.


Complete and submit the admissions application and pay the nonrefundable $75.00 USD application fee.

If you’re returning to Undergraduate Education at UCM after a semester or more absence and have not been awarded your bachelor’s degree, you must complete a new application.


Step 2: Send international transcripts.


Submit English translated unofficial transcripts from all attended secondary and post-secondary institutions for evaluation via your student status portal. Then request English translated official transcripts be sent directly to our office. 

If you are transferring credits from a US college or university we require official transcripts from each institution attended.

See below for more information.

Step 3: Submit supporting materials.


Submit all required materials and documents to Graduate & International Student Services. This includes financial documents, passport photocopy, test scores, etc.


If you have any questions, please review the Undergraduate Catalog or contact us at giss@ucmo.edu or 660-543-4092.

Graduate Students

 Applying to Graduate Studies at UCM is a three-step process.

Step 1: Complete the graduate admissions application.

 Complete and submit the admissions application and pay the nonrefundable $75.00 USD application fee.

If you’re returning to Graduate Studies at UCM after a semester or more absence and have not been awarded your graduate degree, you must complete a new application.

Step 2: Send international transcripts.

 
Submit English translated unofficial transcripts from all attended colleges and universities for evaluation via your student status portal. Then request English translated official transcripts be sent directly to our office. 

If you are transferring credits from a US college or university we require official transcripts from each institution attended.

See below for more information.

Step 3: Submit supporting materials.

 
Submit all required materials and documents to Graduate & International Student Services. This includes financial documents, passport photocopy, test scores, etc.

 

Next Steps:

 

When all of your materials are received, the Graduate and International Student Services (GISS) office will conduct an initial evaluation. If your application meets the requirements for admissions, your application will be forwarded to the department you designate for consideration and recommendation. The department will then determine whether or not to accept you into the program. You will receive notification regarding your acceptance into a degree program once the department has made a decision.



If you have any questions, please review the Graduate Catalog or contact us at giss@ucmo.edu or 660-543-4092.

Undergraduate Transcripts

Applicants without post-secondary credit or less than 24 university/college semester hours:

Please submit all official non-US awarded secondary education diplomas/certificates directly to our office for authentication and evaluation.

Applicants with 24 or more post-secondary university/college semester hours:

Please submit official non-US transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended directly to our office for authentication and evaluation.  If you are transferring credits from a US college or university we require official transcripts from each institution attended.

Please ask for your official transcripts to be sent to the following:

Hard Copy (Paper) Electronic

University of Central Missouri (UCM)

Graduate and International Student Services
Ward Edwards 1800
Warrensburg, MO 64093

 

giss@ucmo.edu

 

 (Note: If we are unable to evaluate your transcript(s), we may request you submit it to one of our preferred credential evaluators. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required of all undergraduate transfer coursework.)

Graduate Transcripts

Applicants without graduate credit or less than 24 graduate semester hours:

Please submit all non-US awarded undergraduate education diplomas directly to our office for authentication and evaluation.

Applicants with 24 or more graduate semester hours:

Please submit non-US transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (including graduate level) directly to our office for authentication and evaluation.

Please ask for your official transcripts to be sent to the following:

Hard Copy (Paper) Electronic

University of Central Missouri (UCM)

Graduate and International Student Services
Ward Edwards 1800
Warrensburg, MO 64093

 

giss@ucmo.edu

 

(Note: If we are unable to evaluate your transcript(s), we may request you submit it to one of our preferred credential evaluators. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of  2.0 is required of all undergraduate coursework, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required of all graduate transfer coursework. )

Preferred Credential Evaluators

Should we request that you have your transcripts evaluated by an external service, please have your transcript evaluations sent directly to our office from one of the following:

When applying with the evaluation companies make sure you select UCM as a recipient. The first evaluation received will be the one used for admissions decisions.

We are unable to accept credential evaluations from other credential evaluators.

Contact

Graduate & International Student Services
University of Central Missouri
Ward Edwards 1800
Tel: 660-543-4092

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