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International Student Admissions ––––––––––––––––––––– The Application Process. The International Center is a separate unit from International Admissions at UCM. As such, the International Center does not receive or evaluate applications, foreign transcripts, credits, or test scores. All international students interested in applying to UCM must do so directly through the Graduate Studies and International Admissions Office. All questions regarding international admissions should be forwarded to International Admissions at

The Demonstration of English Proficiency requirement is waived in cases where applicants have earned a degree from an appropriately regionally accredited college or university in the US or have earned at least 24 regular semester hours of university credit from an accredited US college or university. Additionally, this requirement is waived for applicants who are citizens of countries where English is the official language.

Applicants should apply online at International students are strongly encouraged to submit their online application and required supporting materials as early as possible. Individuals whose applications are complete on or before the deadlines listed below are given priority for processing and scholarship consideration.

International applicants who meet minimum UCM entry requirements but do not meet minimum English proficiency requirements for regular UCM admission may be granted conditional admission. Conditionally admitted students must maintain full-time enrollment in UCM’s Intensive English Program until the minimum TOEFL requirement is met or level six of the Intensive English Program is successfully completed. Institutional TOEFL results earned at other institutions are not valid at UCM. International students not meeting minimum UCM English proficiency requirements are not permitted to enroll in regular classes.

Deadline for Fall admission: April 1 Deadline for Spring admission: October 1 Deadline for Summer admission (Intensive English Program only): April 1 International undergraduate applicants must submit the following items: 1. Application for admission 2. $75 USD non-refundable application fee 3. Demonstration of English proficiency. Proficiency may be demonstrated by one of the following: •

TOEFL exam score of 500 BPT/61 IBT

IELTS exam score 5.5

PTE academic score of 44

TOEFL scores must be submitted by Educational Testing Services (ETS) directly to the University of Central Missouri’s Testing Center. The ETS code for the University of Central Missouri is 6090. IELTS scores should also be sent electronically to UCM. The IELTS School Organization code for the University of Central Missouri is 136009. In cases where electronic submissions of test scores are not possible, official scores may be sent directly by mail to:

4. Official Transcripts. For applicants who have never attended a post-secondary institution and those who have earned fewer than 24 university/college semester credits, secondary school transcripts and external examination results are required. For all applicants who have previously attended a post-secondary institution official transcripts are required from all institutions (colleges/universities) attended. All non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to World Education Services ( for authentication and a course-by-course, academic level, and GPA evaluation. Applicants with questions about credential evaluation requirements should contact the Office of Graduate Studies and International Admissions directly via email: admit_ 5. D  eclaration of Financial Support. This document is required to demonstrate sufficient financial support. 6. O  fficial Bank Statement/Certification. This document is required as verification that adequate funds are currently and subsequently available to you in support of your tuition and living expenses while a student at UCM. UCM does post and accept all transfer grades (A-F). These grades are counted in a student’s cumulative GPA and are taken into consideration for academic standing calculations. Students who have testing credit (CLEP, AP, IB, etc.) applied to another school’s transcript will have to submit original test scores to UCM’s Testing Services Office (660-543-4919) for consideration for credit at UCM. UCM’s repeat policy, not the repeat policy of the transfer institution,

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



Central Missouri 2014 Undergraduate Catalog

UCM 2014 Undergraduate Catalog