High school graduates who do not meet the standards for regular admission from high school may, in some cases, be admitted to the University on a conditional trial basis. If admitted, students may be required to participate in an academic support program as a condition of their admission. The student must earn a 2.0 grade-point average to be eligible to enroll the following semester.
Students can choose from several options during their senior year in high school or the summer before their freshman year to be considered for regular admission:
- Take coursework in the required area during the summer prior to the fall semester of their freshman year.
- Enroll in college-level coursework in the required area at an accredited community college or four-year institution.
- Complete the required coursework through correspondence or independent study.
Early Admission from High School
Superior high school students who have completed all of the requirements for graduation from high school but who will not receive a high school diploma until their class graduates will be considered for admission based on the criteria under Regular Admission from High School. The applicant's high school principal or counselor must certify that graduation requirements have been met and written parental approval is required.
Dual High School-University Enrollment
High school students may be admitted in a special student category for the purpose of taking University courses concurrently with high school courses.
Students interested in enrolling in dual credit classes taken at their high school for both high school and college credit should contact the High School College Partnerships.
High school students wanting to take college courses on UMKC's campus must submit a special application that includes high school authorization.
GED High School
Any individual may apply for admission on the basis of passing the General Educational Development (GED) tests. Passing scores must be achieved in each area of the GED. The student also is required to present an ACT composite score of 24. Students not meeting this criteria may be considered for a trial admission.
Graduates of home schooled programs are required to have a minimum ACT composite score of 24 and completion of the 17 units of college-preparatory curriculum. Students not meeting this criteria may be considered for a trial admission.
Students who graduated high school five or more years ago and have not attempted college level course work may apply for admission without submitting ACT or SAT scores.