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Admitted Students Checklist:

Once you’ve been admitted to the university, we want to make your transition to an official UCM student as smooth as possible. International students should read this page and also contact the International Center for important information.

Please feel free to print this page for your convenience.

1. Visit UCM and your degree program prior to enrolling

Meeting with your program advisor is an excellent way to ensure that your program of study best fits your needs at UCM. You may set up a campus tour and meeting with your department by contacting Graduate Studies at Visiting campus is optional but highly recommended.

2. Seek extra financial support.

If you are seeking federal loans, complete a FAFSA form by March 1 for priority consideration.

Follow up on tips from the Graduate School's Financial Support page.

Apply for a Graduate Assistantship.

Review the information about seeking funding from the UCM Student Financial Aid Office.

3. Locate Housing

If you are relocating to UCM, we suggest that you begin looking for a place to live as soon as possible. Since most housing units are filled prior to August each year, it is best to begin looking in May or June. Find out more information about on campus living options at or check local listings for the Warrensburg area.

On campus and University housing options

Off-campus living

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4. Access your MyCentral Account

As a UCM student, you will be using the online My Central for several importantfunctions. Enrolling in classes, checking your grades, and paying your bill are examples of what you can do online with your student account.

How do I get to MyCentral?
1) The direct link is

2) You may also go to MyCentral by going to UCM’s homepage and clicking on the link at the top of the page that says "Current Students."

What do I need to log on to MyCentral?
In order to log on to MyCentral you need aStudent Numberand aPassword.

1) Student Number
Enter your student number on the MyCentral login as a nine-digit number without any dashes or spaces (700xxxxxx).
2) Password
Once students are assigned a student number, an email will be generated with a link to retrieve your password.

5. Access Blackboard


Blackboard is an online service instructors use to supplement learning and conduct online classes. Blackboard has a variety of functions such as hosting group discussions, submitting papers, and taking online quizzes or tests, each course utilizes these functions differently.

6. Obtain a student ID card

Your student ID card can be used for meal plans, checking out library books, charging books from the university store, and more. You can get you card as soon as you are enrolled as a student.  You may pick up your student ID card at Elliot Union 207A.

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7. Contact your academic advisor to discuss course registration.

8. Get your textbooks for class

Textbooks can be purchased at the University Bookstore. You can visit the University Bookstore in the Elliott Student Union, online at, or through your MyCentral account.

9. Access your bill online

You can pay your bill online through your MyCentral. Once logged in, click on the “Student Services” tab and the UCM Payment Center will be located on the bottom, left-hand side.

10. Watch the Graduate Student Orientation video online.

You can access the Graduate Student Orientation video on the Graduate Studies web site.

11. Get Involved!

Search all UCM student organizations