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International Center

Union 302
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4195
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Applications and Instructions

Apply to University of Central Missouri by following the instructions and completing an application below.

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International Admission Application (pdf)
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After completing the application, send it and the other required materials (see below) to:

University of Central Missouri
International Admissions
Elliott Union 302
Warrensburg, MO 64093


International Application Instructions 

Applications for admission to University of Central Missouri are considered on an individual basis. Once International Admissions has received all of the required information listed below, the applicant's file is reviewed to determine admission eligibility. Graduate students (seeking a Masters degree) should refer to the special letter from Mr. Charles Petentler for additional vital details by clicking here.

1. A signed application for admission and a non-refundable application fee (U.S. $75)

The check or money order must be payable to University of Central Missouri. The application fee should be sent promptly to International Admissions to avoid a delay in processing. Also, the application fee can be paid via credit card after filling out an online application (

2. Application Deadlines

Students are encouraged to complete and forward their applications to University of Central Missouri as early as possible. This allows for sufficient time to obtain visas and arrange for transportation. The priority deadlines for receipt of all admission materials are listed below. Applications received after these deadlines will automatically be processed for the following semester.

Semester Deadline
Fall (August) May 1

Spring (January)

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an unprecedented increase in applications received for graduate (Masters degree) programs, complete applications accompanied by supporting documents received before 01 October 2013 will receive priority consideration. Bachelors degree-seeking students (undergraduate applicaitons) will receive full consideration through 01 November 2013.

November 1

Transfer Students Residing in the US - Fall Admission July 1
Transfer Students Residing in the US - Spring Admission November 15
Exchange students coming to UCM through an agreement with a partner institution for Fall April 1*
* Supplementary documents for exchange students should reach UCM no later than . . . April 15

3. Original or certified true copies of academic records that bear the fresh seal or stamp of each institution attended

Applicants must submit official academic records from all secondary and postsecondary schools attended, whether or not a degree, certificate or diploma was earned. Academic records include: (a) yearly secondary school records showing rank in class (if available); (b) certified results from external examinations (c) year-by-year records from each college  and/or university. The academic record should indicate the number of lecture and laboratory hours per week devoted to each course and grades/marks received.

Certification of official documents should be made by a school official. Documents cannot be certified by notaries or translators. Any translated record should be an exact translation (not interpretive) and be accompanied by the official (original-language) document. Transcripts from U.S. high schools, colleges or universities should be sent directly from that institution to University of Central Missouri's International Admissions.

Transfer credits will be evaluated to determine applicability after admission status is determined. Course syllabi or descriptions should be submitted in order to ensure an accurate evaluation of transfer credit.

4. Declaration of Financial Status

U.S. Immigration requires that all international students produce evidence of their capability to meet all financial obligations while attending school in the United States. It is absolutely essential for you to submit the two documents described below. Applications will not be reviewed until the documents have been received by International Admissions. Furthermore, International Admissions cannot process your request for the issuance of an I-20 or an IAP-66 Form without these documents.

The required documents are:

1. A letter (declaration) of financial support from the person(s) or sponsoring agency providing funds for your tuition and living expenses for the duration of your study at University of Central Missouri. Printable statement of financial support

2. A statement (certification) from the sponsor's bank verifying that such funds currently are available and will be so for each subsequent year of your study at this University. The financial evidence must cover at least the amount of expenses needed for the first year of your study (see the tuition cost sheet for estimated amounts).

5. Student Identification Number

If you are admitted, International Admissions will assign each new international student a nine-digit Student Identification Number. This number is used by the university for identification purposes. Students who have a U.S. Social Security Number should indicate that number on the application.  Once assigned, this number will appear on your official admissions letter.

6. TOEFL/IELTS test score

A satisfactory score on the TOEFL or IELTS is required for applicants whose native language is not English. The acceptable TOEFL score for undergraduate admission is a minimum of 500 paper-based, 61 internet-based, PTE-A 44 or 5.5 IELTS. The acceptable score for graduate admission to most departments is 550 paper-based, 79 internet-based, PTE-A 53 or 6.0 IELTS. Some academic departments may require a higher TOEFL or IELTS score. The English proficiency requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours at an accredited college/university in the USA or who are citizens of a country whose native language is English.

Required Documents for International Applicants 

Note: Before an admission decision is made, all of the following documents must be received.

Freshman Applicants:
  • Application for Admission
  • U.S. $75 application fee (mandatory)
  • Official secondary school and external examination results translated into English.
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/IELTS (The University of Central Missouri ETS test code is 6090)
  • A brief statement describing educational objectives and career goals
  • An official statement of financial support accompanied by a bank statement
Transfer Applicants:
  • Application for Admission
  • U.S. $75 application fee (mandatory)
  • Official academic records from each postsecondary institution attended
  • Official secondary school records if fewer that 24 semester credits (1 year) completed at all postsecondary institutions
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/IELTS (The University of Central Missouri ETS test code is 6090)
  • A brief statement describing educational objectives and career goals
  • An official statement of financial support accompanied by a bank statement
Intensive English Program Applicants:
  • Application for Admission
  • U.S. $75 application fee (mandatory)
  • An official statement of financial support accompanied by a bank statement
  • Official academic records from previous educational institutions attended
Graduate Applicants: