Students at the SCE Fall Picnic


Ready to start your college experience? We have innovative and affordable academic programs that will spark your creativity and excitement for learning.

Engineering and computer science are among the highest-paying and most in-demand careers. One of the top engineering and computing communities in the country, Kansas City is home to hundreds of firms of all sizes – including four of the nation’s top 50 engineering companies. SCE graduates are employed at many of these firms, while other graduates work around the world on efforts such as sustainable energy and cartoon production.

Personal attention to students is a priority at SCE. Faculty and staff reach out to students throughout their academic careers. All SCE students receive academic advising to make sure they register for the right courses and remain on track for graduation.


Every applicant is reviewed on an individual basis. The table below represents our automatic admissions requirements. Students meeting these requirements will be automatically admitted into the program of their choice upon submitting their application. All other applicants will be reviewed by admissions committees.

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  • International students should submit TOEFL exam scores in place of ACT scores. Scores and applications will be considered by the academic departments.
  • Applicants who are not admitted to SCE but do meet UMKC general admission requirements may be admitted into University College.


New incoming freshmen can apply for New Student Scholarships by completing the process outlined below. This application is due January 15 and is updated each Fall for the upcoming entrance term. Incoming students must submit this application to be considered for SCE scholarships.

Incoming freshmen should also visit the UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships website to apply for university level scholarships and other forms of financial support.

SCE scholarships are awarded to students as all academic levels. As you progress as a student, several more upper level scholarships will become available. Scholarships are awarded annually. Half of the award is applied in the Fall and the remainder is applied in Spring. SCE scholarships do not apply to summer enrollment.

All information is subject to change as scholarship funds become available.

Application Process

All incoming Freshmen students must complete and submit the application to be considered for SCE scholarships.

  1. Complete the SCE New Student Scholarship Application (available late September).
    • Essay describing your educational and career goals, how a scholarship will benefit you and why you should be selected.
    • Resume highlighting extracurricular activities, leadership positions held, work, or volunteer experience.
    • A letter of recommendation may be required (see scholarship application for more details).
  2. Email or mail completed scholarship application, essay, resume and letter of recommendation (if required) to the DST Student Services Center by January 15.
  3. Some scholarships require an interview. Students will be notified if they are selected for an interview.


  • Explore our degree programs.

    We offer five undergraduate degrees. Not sure which one is the right fit for you? Explore them online to learn more.

  • Schedule a campus visit.

    This is one of the most important steps to finding your college match. UMKC offers a lush green campus in the heart of Kansas City’s urban core. Register for a tour today!

  • Send us your test results.

    The university’s ACT code is 2380 and the SAT code is 6872.

  • Send your high school transcript.

    Request that your high school mail your official transcript to:

    University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Office of Admissions
    5100 Rockhill Road
    Kansas City, MO 64110

  • Apply for scholarships!

    UMKC and SCE both offer scholarships for incoming freshmen. The priority deadline for scholarships is January 15.

  • Submit your FAFSA.

    Completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid determines your eligibility for federal aid, scholarships, grants, and student loans. Complete your FAFSA online by February 1 to meet the priority deadline. The FAFSA code for UMKC is 002518.


    Congratulations! By this step you have been accepted into UMKC, but what’s next? Register for an orientation to keep moving forward. We can’t wait to welcome you on campus!