Transfer Students

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

  • All of the admission criteria for first-year students as stated above; or
  • college-level GPA of 3.7 or above; or
  • participation in the Honors program at their previous college or university.

The above-mentioned admission requirements are “target criteria.” While priority consideration will be given students who meet or exceed the requirements, the Honors College Admissions Committee takes into consideration the totality of each student’s application, with emphasis on academics and civic engagement. UMKC wants Honors College 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 College. Applications are especially encouraged from students who have a strong record of community engagement and are highly motivated to succeed academically.

Priority deadline for applications is January 15 for the fall semester. Applications submitted after these priority deadlines may also be considered on a space‑available basis. The final application deadline is August 1 for fall semester and November 30 for spring semester.

How to Apply for Admission to the Honors College