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MVSC New Students

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Step 1: Apply

Apply Here


  • If you are a service member or veteran you will apply as a transfer student. 
  • If you were a previous student and took more than a semester off, you will need to fill out the re-admit application
  • Send your official transcripts to

Step 2: Transcripts

Request official college transcripts to be sent directly to UCM’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions at or through an electronic transcript service. If you have less than 24 college credit hours, you will also submit your high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores.

  • Service members and veterans must submit military transcripts. Visit the military transcripts section for help.
  • UCM provides 11 credit hours for basic training: CJ 3005, HLTH 1100, GNED 1925, MS 1100 and Air Force receives CJ 3005, HLTH 1100, GNED 1925, and Elective Credit. 
  • To see what credit you will receive from your military training, visit our Transfer Course Search page. 
    • To find your military training articulations, you can use the following in the Institution Name search: US Army Ace Credit, US Coast Guard Ace Credit, US Marines Ace Credit, US Navy Ace Credit, Community College of the Air Force. 
      • Military service-related credit is posted as transfer credit and does not count towards upper-level hours requirements. This credit is denoted with a grade of CR (credit) on the Central Degree Audit and UCM transcript. Military service-related credits are not limited to a particular number of hours awarded and do not count towards the 30 hours of maximum CR credit explained under Other Types of Credit.
      • Credits from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF): Students with CCAF credit should have official transcripts sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (WDE 1400, 660-543-4290).
      • Credits from the Joint Services Transcript (JST): Credits earned by service personnel in specialized training programs of the United States Army, Navy, Marines or Coast Guard under certain circumstances may be accepted. The guidebook published by the American Council on Education (ACE) is used to determine the credit value. Official Joint Services Transcripts (JST) should be sent to the Office of Military and Veteran Services (UN 117, 660-543-8776) which will review and determine the appropriate credit, if applicable.

Step 3: Financial Services

FAFSA application

  • This application may be completed each year beginning October 1. 
  • UCM's school code is 002454
  • For additional information contact Student Financial Services

After Admission

Step 1: Enroll in Courses

  • It is encouraged to contact the Success Advising Center if you are an undergraduate student to get assistance with enrolling in courses. 
  • Graduate students will need to contact their Program Coordinator, they can find these here. For additional information contact the Graduate and International Student Services.
  • When enrolling in courses and using VA educational benefits or Military Tuition Assistance (TA) it is important to make sure your courses are degree requirements and a part of your degree program. 

Step 2: VA Educational Benefits and/or Military Tuition Assistance

Apply for Benefits

Students that plan to use VA Educational Benefits:

  • Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill®
  • Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill®
  • Chapter 31: Veteran Readiness and Employment
  • Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve
  • Chapter 35: Survivors and Dependents Assistance

Need to apply for benefits on For questions about eligibility contact the VA at 1-888-442-4551


Students plan on using Military Tuition Assistance (TA):

Need to create accounts to the applicable program and reach out to your Education Service Officer (ESO) at your units. 

Submit your Certificate of Eligibility

Once you have completed your VA education benefits application, the VA will send a Certificate of Eligibility which is a decision letter that will include explanation of benefits. This needs to be submitted to

Schedule a Benefits Briefing

Navigating your benefits can be confusing, that is why we highly recommend scheduling a meeting with our office so we can go over all your questions and concerns and explain how your benefits will work. 

Schedule a Meeting

or contact us at 660-543-8776 or at

Dates and Deadlines

It is very important that students pay attention to deadlines when it comes to funding. Each funding program has different deadlines. 

VA Benefits

Students that are using VA benefits need to have the Certification Request Form submitted no later than the second week of classes. This ensures that your payments will be timely. 

Tuition Assistance

State Tuition Assistance (STA): Must be submitted prior to the start of courses starting. Example: Courses start Monday, January 9th, STA must be submitted by Sunday, January 8th. 

Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA): Funding requests must be submitted in the applicable systems no later than 7 days prior to the start of the term. 

Certification Request Form

Students that would like to use VA education benefits and Military Tuition Assistance must complete this form each semester. If this form is not submitted, benefits will not be processed and the Military Tuition Package and Active Military Tuition Rate (if applicable) discounts will not be applied. Submitting in advance is encouraged. 

Summer 2023

Fall 2023


Military Tuition Package

Students using VA educational benefits (Chapter 33, 30, 31, 1606, or 35) or Military Tuition Assistance (Federal Tuition Assistance and State Tuition Assistance) will receive this package each semester they use these benefits:

  • Application fee waived 
  • Exemption from the new student fee
  • Exemption from the mandatory general student fees
  • Free parking pass ( must be charged to student account)

Military Tuition Package Extension

Veterans that have exhausted VA educational benefits (Chapter 33, 30, 31, 1606, or 35) while attending UCM will continue to receive the Military Tuition Package Extension. 

Active Military Tuition Rate

For students that are actively serving in the military (Active Duty, Guard, or Reserves) that reduces undergraduate tuition to $250 per credit hour. 

In-State Rates

At UCM we provide in-state rates for all service members (active duty, guard, and reserves), veterans, and dependents (spouses and children). This includes those that may not be using VA education benefits and no matter where the service member is serving. 

To receive this discount, please fill out the form below:

In-State Rates Form

Step 3: Student Resources

Student ID

You can begin the first step of the process today by submitting your photo for your Mobile Mule Card.  Please follow the step by step instructions below.  

Download the Transact eAccounts Mobile App in the Apple or Google Play Store
Enter your UCM credentials and password
Submit your ID photo following the photo requirements. Please allow up to 48 hours for your photo to be approved 
When the photo is approved >> Mobile Mule Card is available

If you currently have a physical ID, you may transition to the Mobile Mule Card following the steps below. Once you have activated your Mobile Mule Card, your physical ID will deactivate and no longer work. Current card holders are not required to switch.

For more information visit the UCM Campus Card Center. 

Immunization Records

Please visit the University Health Center for more information about your immunization requirements. 

Housing & Dining Services

Please visit the University Housing and Dining Services for more information about housing and meal plans. 

UCM requires all students to reside on campus for the first two years and be on specific meal plans unless they meet the established criteria: 

• 21 years of age or older
• Married
• More than 60 UCM-accepted credit hours (48 hours for new transfer students)
• Commute from home while living with a parent, grandparent, or court ordered legal guardian permanently (within 65 mile driving distance as further listed on the exemption form).

Please see other criteria listed on the General Exemption Form

Transfer students: UCM requires transfer students who have less than 48 UCM accepted credit hours to reside on campus (unless they are 21 years of age or older OR meet other exemption criteria listed on the general exemption form).

Transfer students may apply for exemption if they have 48 or more UCM accepted hours or have a granted associate's degree awarded to them.  

Transfers students who are exempt due to having 48 credit hours MUST reach 60 hours or 21 years of age by the following semester after being exempt, or they will be required to reside  on campus due to the standard 60 hour requirement for general UCM students.

To access the Exemption Form please visit the Housing Forms and Resources page. 

Technology Services

Student Accounts
How are student accounts created?

Student accounts are created after application and admission to University of Central Missouri.

Upon admittance to UCM, students will receive an email in their personal account that includes their Banner ID ( also called a 7#) and their Network ID (NID). Upon admission and issuance of an NID, students will be able to log into MyCentral, the university portal.

Once a student is enrolled in classes, they will be notified in their personal email account of their UCM email address along with instructions about how to access it. It’s important for students to use their UCM email address as all future correspondence will be sent to it.

What access is provided with a student account?

Student accounts will receive a Network ID (NID), Email (Google Workspace), MyCentral, Blackboard Learn, and Office365.

How is student account access terminated?

Domestic student email accounts are deleted after three semesters of non-enrollment.  International student email accounts are deleted after five years of non-enrollment.

For questions or issues please contact the Technology Support Center at 660-543-4357 or at

Parking Permit

You can purchase your parking permit online through your MyCentral account, UCM Home, Parking Portlet. 

Please visit Parking Services for more information. 

Campus Map

Accessibility Services

Please visit Accessibility Services for more information.  


You can find what textbooks are needed for your courses through your MyCentral: Records and Registration, Registration, and Order Textbooks.

To purchase books at UCM, please visit the UCM Store


Please visit UCM Scholarship Finder for more information. 






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