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International Student Services


Welcome to International Student Services (ISS) at the University of Central Missouri. We are here to support and guide international students. We look forward to assisting you with the application process, admissions, and enrollment, and will provide you with support throughout your studies and after program completion.


What We Do

International Admissions - Graduate and Undergraduate

From the application process all the way through your OPT experience, you will receive support from our knowledgeable staff regarding SEVP rules and regulations.

You can count on our office to provide you timely updates regarding your application and any clarification you might need on the required documents.

Our Admissions Advisor/Recruiters and International Student Advisors/DSOs' work with you individually to ensure you have the documents you need for your visa interview.

Begin your journey and get started on our International Admissions page.

Exchange and Sponsored Student Support

If you are coming to UCM through a sponsoring organization as a sponsored student, or you are working with one of our exchange partner institutions we will assist you every step of the way.

From preparing your I-20 or DS2019, to airport pickup upon arrival and new student orientation, through travel I-20s and more, our Exchange and Sponsored Students Coordinator is here for you. 

You can reach the coordinator at to learn more about the Exchange or Sponsored Student Programs

International Student Services and Visa Status Maintenance

Our personalized visa guidance does not end with your initial I-20.

We are here to support you and assist you in making wise choices to maintain your visa status and ensure your success at UCM.

The International Student Forms Page will guide you in how we can assist with topics such as OPT, CPT, change of status, obtaining a Social Security Number and much more.

Additional Information and Resources


The University of Central Missouri is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.  In addition, many graduate programs hold discipline-specific accreditations:

  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AASCBB)
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation CEA)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling Related Educational Progress
  • Educational Leadership Constituent Council
  • International Society For Technology in Education
  • Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering
  • American Association of School Libraries
  • International Literacy Association
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEPP)
  • National Association of Schools of Theater

Campus Security Policy

In accordance with the Jeanne Cleryy Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Act:

University of Central Missouri's Annual Security and Fire and Safety Report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years of incidents of crime and emergency situations that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of Central Missouri; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes information regarding crime prevention programs, fire statistics, a listing of safety tips, alcohol and drug policies, sexual assault education prevention programs, emergency response, and resources that are available to the campus community in emergencies. You may obtain a paper copy of this report by contacting the UCM Department of Public Safety or by accessing their website.


Live Chat

Still have questions?  We would love to visit with you! 

One way to connect is through ourLiveChat feature available most weekdays, 1-5pm CST.


Remember, you can also reach us through phone or email:

Tel: Admissions Questions: 660-543-4621 International/Visa Questions: 660-543-4092






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