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Student Services

As a UCM online student you are offered many student services to help guide you through your virtual classroom experiences.

Services include:

Office of Extended Studies

If you have any questions regarding online courses, contact us by phone: 660-543-4984 or 877-729-8266 ext. 21 or email at

Admissions Undergraduate, Graduate, and International

Undergraduate admissions, contact them at 660-543-4290 or 877-729-8266 or email at

Graduate admissions, contact them at 660-543-4621 or 877-729-8266 or email at

International admissions, contact them at 660-543-4621 or 877-729-8266 or email at

Gateway Advising and Major Exploration Center

UCM students whoa re Open Option majors and/or interested in career exploration may contact them at 660-543-4721 or

Technology Support

Having technical issues? Contact them at 660-543-4357 or


Your academic advisor will guide you through your program to make sure you meet your degree requirements. For further assistance, please contact Extended Studies at 660-543-4984, 877-729-8266 ext. 21 or send a coordinator an email.

Financial Aid
More than 85 percent of UCM students receive some type of federal, state, university or private aid. Scholarships, grants and low-interest loans can help you pay for your college expenses as you work to meet your educational goals. If you have questions or need clarification about any financial aid programs, procedures or policies, contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 660-543-8266 or 877-729-8266 ext. 4 or by email.

As a UCM online student you belong to the area consortium, Kansas City's Regional Access Consortium for Higher Education. KC REACHE links area college and university resources, providing tailored student services for distance students. Reciprocal agreements exist for library and testing services through the KC REACHE program.

James C. Kirkpatrick Library
As a distance learning student, the JCKL website provides educational resources, borrowing procedures, databases, interlibrary loans, tutorials for library services and more.

Office of Military and Veterans Services
UCM's Office of Military and Veterans Services is committed to serving military students by addressing concerns and issues within education, healthcare and job placement. Located in Elliott Union 117, the office serves as a gathering place for active-duty and military veteran students. It's equipped with computers, study space and a meeting/lounge area for your convenience. Also located in this facility are the offices of its director, coordinator, Veterans Affairs certifying official and veteran center counselor.

MyCentral is where you will enroll, add or drop courses, access grades, pay your bill, order textbooks, as well as access Blackboard, the student email system, and other valuable resources.

Student ID Card

You may request an identification card without a photo by emailing the Extended Studies office.

You can order your books directly from the University Store by going through your MyCentral account (please note that you will incur shipping charges). Once at our MyCentral page, choose the Student Services tab under UCM registration. Select your term and then select your textbooks.

Student Success Center
The Student Success Center offers FREE tutoring and help with over 35 courses for students on-campus and online. Please check the tutoring schedule available on their website. The Success Center can also provide individualized help with note-taking, test preparation, and time management. To make an appointment for individualized help as you prepare for the GEA or an individual class exam, please call 660-543-8310 or

The Writing Center
UCM's Writing Center can assist you with your writing projects through email at


UCM Chat

UCM Personal Assistants are here to answer your questions about ONLINE learning. 

Available Mon. - Fri. 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CDT.