Transfer Students

Transfer Students must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • All of the admission criteria for first-year students as stated; or
  • college-level GPA of 3.5 or above; or
  • participation in the Honors program at their previous college or university.

Students who do not meet the above criteria may still apply to the Honors Program and their applications will be considered on an individual basis. 

The above-mentioned admission requirements are “target criteria.” While priority consideration will be given to students who meet or exceed the requirements, the Honors Program Admissions Committee takes into consideration the totality of each student’s application, with emphasis on academics and civic engagement. UMKC wants Honors Program students who will be leaders in the classroom and in all aspects of campus and community life. Accordingly, even if you do not meet these criteria, please feel free to apply for admission to the Honors Program. Applications are especially encouraged from students who have a strong record of community engagement and are highly motivated to succeed academically.

Applications for admission to the Honors Program are considered on a rolling basis, and students
are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The final application deadline is August 1 for fall
semester and January 7 for spring semester.

How to Apply for Admission to the Honors Program