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Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Use the accordions below to help answer any questions you may have. For any questions not answered here please contact the Graduate & International Student Services Office.

What does it cost to attend UCM?

The cost of attending UCM varies by student type and program of admission.

Use our cost calculators to determine the cost of your UCM education.

What are the Admissions Deadlines?

You should apply for admission and submit required supporting materials as early as possible. All supporting documents must be received before these admissions deadlines:

Student Type/Semester Fall Spring Summer*
Students Coming from Their Home Country July 1st Oct. 15th April 1st
Transfer Students (Already in the U.S.) July 15th Dec. 1st May 1st
Students Staying in Their Home Country** 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the semester

 

*Unless you are pursuing an online degree, summer admission is only open for the following programs: Intensive English Program, Computer Science and Computer Information Systems & IT.

** To stay in your home country, you must pursue an online degree program. 

 Undergraduate and IEP only students: Once these items are received and your application has been processed, the International Student Services team will issue a letter of acceptance and I-20 within 7-12 business days.

 Graduate Students: Once these items are received and your application has been processed, your information will be forwarded to the graduate program for acceptance. After the graduate program coordinator has made a decision, the the International Student Services team will issue a letter of acceptance and I-20 within 7-12 business days.

What if I do not have a credit card to pay my application fee?

If you pay your application fee using a credit card that is not your own you take the risk of the third party’s card being fraudulent. Any payment that is found to be fraudulent will result in your application not being processed until a successful payment is received. Instead of a credit card, you may send a money order or check (made out to UCM – Graduate and International Student Services) to the following address:

Graduate and International Student Services
University of Central Missouri
Ward Edwards 1800
Warrensburg, MO 64093
USA

Am I required to have my secondary education diplomas/certificates, transcripts and provisional certificates and/or diplomas evaluated?

No, you do not need to have your transcripts evaluated by an outside evaluation service. We are performing in house evaluations for students and you will not need to submit your transcripts to credential evaluators unless we request otherwise.

English translated unofficial transcripts need to be uploaded via your student status portal (created after submitting an application) for initial evaluation. In addition we require English translated official transcripts.

Official transcripts and provisional certificates and/or diplomas need to be sent to the following address:


Graduate and International Student Services
University of Central Missouri

Ward Edwards 1800
Warrensburg, MO 64093
USA

What transcripts am I required to submit?

Undergraduate freshman applicants: High school transcripts.

Undergraduate transfer applicants: High school transcripts and transcripts from all of the institutions you have attended. Please Note: If you completed 24 college credit hours at another university, you do not need to submit your high school transcripts.

Graduate students: Transcripts from all prior colleges and universities you attended, including undergraduate and/or graduate credit.

How do I check my application status?

You may check your application status at any time by accessing your student status page. Your login information matches the email address and password you provided on your application.

Undergraduate application status page

Graduate application status page

Can I change my major?

Yes, you can change your major if you have been admitted. If you have not been admitted, please contact us at giss@ucmo.edu.

Undergraduate students must receive approval from your advisor. If you are a graduate student, we strongly suggest you meet with your advisor and graduate coordinator before changing your major.

As a graduate student, you must be fully admitted into the other program and meet all of the other program’s admissions requirements. Also, you must have a graduate UCM GPA of 3.0 or higher to request a change of major. Earned credit at UCM may not apply to the newly selected program and could delay the degree completion time.

Program costs differ so changing majors could impact the overall tuition cost of your degree.

Can I defer my application?

If you wish to reapply for a later admissions term, you will need to update your original application online with the same email address originally used to apply. You will also need to pay an additional (non-refundable) $75 US dollar application fee.

Can I email my admissions documents?

No, all documents required for admissions must be uploaded to your student status page. You should not email or mail any documents except official transcripts and provisional certificates and/or diplomas.

Do I have to take the GRE or GMAT?

Some graduate programs require the GRE or the GMAT for admissions. Please review your program in the Graduate Catalog to determine if you. If your program requires the GRE or GMAT, scores should be sent to:

University of Central Missouri
Testing Services
Humphreys Suite 216
Warrensburg, MO 64093
USA

If you have questions, please call the Testing Services office at 001-660-543-4919 or email us at testingservices@ucmo.edu.

Can I send a copy of my IELTS or TOEFL scores?

No, UCM cannot accept IELTS or TOEFL score reports directly from students. For security purposes, you must request the electronic score report be sent directly from IELTS/TOEFL to UCM. We download the scores in batches. If your testing center does not have the capability of sending electronic scores, request that a paper copy be sent directly to UCM at:

University of Central Missouri
Testing Services
Humphreys Suite 216
Warrensburg, MO 64093
USA

If you have questions, please call the Testing Services office at 001-660-543-4919 or email us at testingservices@ucmo.edu.

Please Note: UCM requires an IELTS score of 6.0 for graduate students and 5.5 for undergraduate students and a TOEFL exam score of 61 IBT or 500 PBT for undergraduates and 79 IBT or 550 PBT for graduates.  UCM will only accept academic IELTS score, not general.  PBT or IBT TOEFL scores are accepted.

What are the GPA requirements for transfer students?

Graduate students must have a graduate GPA of 3.0 or above to transfer to UCM. Undergraduate students must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.0 or above to transfer to UCM.

Can I transfer credits to UCM?

Yes, credit you earned from other universities can be used toward your UCM degree. However, it is not automatic. You must seek approval.

Undergraduate credit advisers will review and apply transfer credit toward the general education requirements. Department chairs will review and apply credit toward the major requirements.

Graduate students must have approval from the adviser to apply transfer credit toward a degree. The adviser submits the request to the Graduate School for processing. Please review the Graduate Catalog for specific requirements for graduate transfer credit.

When will I receive my I-20?

Once you have been fully admitted to UCM (including specific program admission for graduate students), International Student Services will issue an official letter of acceptance and supporting VISA documents within 7-12 business days. Please contact the International Center at isss@ucmo.edu or 660.543.4092 if you have questions about your I-20.

Contact

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

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