Admissions/Enrollment Information

Kellie Brady
Call/Text: 913-674-9851 
(I am available via text 24/7 to support families) 

Welcome to the Admissions Information page! Thank you for your interest in University Academy for your child’s education.

Please click the Apply Now button below to apply for grade levels Pre-K through 9th. If you already have a SchoolMint account from enrolling other students that attend UA, login with your existing account. Applications received from 10/1/19 to 1/31/2020 are included in the 2/13/2020 lottery. Applications received after 1/31/2020 will be added to the bottom of the waiting list that will be established on 2/13/2020.

Re-registration dates are 2/20/2020 through 3/16/2020. Originally, the re-registration date was scheduled to open 3/2/2020, however due to a SchoolMint team error, a message was sent to families that re-registration opened 2/20/2020. As a result, we have opened re-registration to accommodate those of you who are early birds! Please note the deadline to re-register remains the same, 3/16/2020. Re-registration is required for ALL enrolled UA students to ensure they remain enrolled for the 20-21 school year. If you fail to re-register by the deadline, 3/16/2020, your student may be withdrawn for the 20-21 school year. Please note that you must log into your existing SchoolMint account. If you are prompted to upload residency, you are in the wrong place; if that happens, please text or email Mrs. Brady for help. We are excited to work with families to re-register for the 20-21 school year! 

If you have questions regarding admissions, please do not hesitate to contact us! or



Previously, and in accordance with our former sponsor, alumni who had graduated from University Academy were granted priority pool 1 status for their children who were applying to University Academy. Under direction of our current sponsor and Missouri State Charter Law, this priority is no longer granted. We regret to inform of such news, however we are dedicated to remaining in compliance with our current sponsor as well as state law. Should you have questions, please direct them to Kellie Brady,


So what is SchoolMint? SchoolMint is an online enrollment and communication platform, working with public, charter and private schools, to make the enrollment process for parents easier, and faster. 

SchoolMint offers different options, so parents can apply and register with a computer or mobile device.  They can upload student documents, check application status, and even select the method in which you prefer to receive school communication, by email or text. 

Parents can even download the SchoolMint app from the Google Play or App Store for quick access.

(above excerpt taken from this SchoolMint page)

Parents who are enrolling students that have been offered a seat at UA will enroll their child virtually through their SchoolMint account. All documents required for registration must be uploaded through the parent account. No document will be accepted in-house. Please pay close attention to all deadlines given as they are adhered to strictly when enrolling your child.

UA parents will be required annually to re-register their student(s) through their SchoolMint account in order for their student(s) to be enrolled for the upcoming school year. If a parent fails to re-register by the given deadline, the student will not be enrolled. Please take note that if a parent creates a new account in SchoolMint and completes an application for their student, this is not re-registering and your student may be withdrawn if you miss the deadline. One way to know that you are in the right place to re-register is to notice that there are a minimum of 4-6 pages to complete annually. If you complete only one page to re-register, you have most likely completed an application, not re-registration.

Below is a link with parent responsibilities for students who are enrolling or are enrolled at UA. Please take time to read through these responsibilities, and if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for choosing University Academy for your child's educational career!

Please read: Parent Responsibilities for Students Enrolling/Enrolled at University Academy

Admissions and Enrollment

University Academy is a college-preparatory school with a rigorous academic program and serious behavioral expectations.  Regardless of the neighborhood students come from, they aspire to be leaders of tomorrow by committing to a college education.

University Academy may not be the best fit for each family.  It is one of many choices for families in the Kansas City, MO school district.  Successful University Academy students come to school on time, prepared, and are willing to put in the work needed to get accepted to top universities and colleges.  Successful students need dedicated and accountable parents/guardians.  University Academy embraces a no excuses culture, and that belief system has been the key to our success over the past 15 years.

Effective August 1, 2017:

Newly Enrolled:
# of days to accept offer to enroll: 5 calendar days
# of days to complete registration: 7 calendar days

Wait List:
If you were notified that your student is on the wait list, you will not receive further communication from University Academy unless your student is selected for enrollment. Please note that applications that are received at any time throughout the open application season, will be added to the established wait list in accordance with the priority they receive. This could affect the number your student has on the wait list.

Applying to University Academy
Thefirst step in applying to UA is to submit your online applicationduring the acceptance dates posted. By applying to our school, yourstudent is included in the annual lottery drawing. Students are randomlyselected for enrollment at University Academy. Once vacancies arefilled, students are on a numbered waiting list. Students not selectedfor enrollment must reapply each year to be part of the lotteryselection process. 

Applying to University Academy

The first step in applying to U.A. is to submit your online application during the application window - subject to change, but typically held from September to January.  By applying to our school prior to each year's deadline, your student is included in the annual lottery drawing. Through this lottery, students are randomly selected for enrollment at University Academy. Once vacancies are filled, students are placed on a numbered waiting list. Students not selected for enrollment must reapply each year to be part of the lottery selection process.  The application window for the 2019-2020 school year is September 17, 2018 - January 19, 2019. Please note that two (2) valid proofs of residency, indicating the parent/legal guardian resides in the Kansas City Missouri Public School District boundaries, are required at time of application. If required proof is not submitted, the application is invalid.

School Tours

If you are interested in setting up a shadow date for your child who is entering 9th grade, please contact Susie Jackson in the Upper School at

Please note that tours are not offered during the lottery/registration period of January 31-April 15, 2020. Tours are also not offered during the start of the school year from July 1-September 15. Tours are offered September 16, 2020 - January 20, 2021. If you have questions, please contact or

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Age and Residency Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Required Documents for Registration

Colleges Attended by U.A. Students

Alabama State University
Anthem College - Kansas City
Arkansas State University - Main Campus
Art Institutes International - Kansas City
Ashford University
Austin College
Avila University
Bacone College
Baker University
Bellevue College
Bellevue University
Benedictine College
California Baptist University
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Carthage College
Central Methodist University
Chattanooga State Community College
Clark Atlanta University
Cleveland State University
Coe College
College of Southern Nevada
Colorado State University - Fort Collins
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia University
Columbus Technical College
Community College of Aurora
Concord University
Concordia University
Cornell University
Creighton University
Culver-Stockton University
Denison University
DePauw University - Kansas City
DeVry University
Dillard University
Donnelly College
East Central University
Emporia State University
Fisk University
George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Graceland University - Lamoni
Grambling State University
Grand View University
Grinnell College
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hampton University
Harris-Stowe State University
Harvard University
Highline Community College
Howard University
Illinois State University
Iowa State University
Ivy Tech Community College
Jackson State University
Johnson County Community College
Kansas City Art Institute 
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Kansas State University - Manhattan
Kansas State University - Salina
Knox College
Langston University
Lincoln University
Lincoln University - California
Lincoln University - Pennsylvania
Los Angeles Film School
Loyola University - Maryland
Loyola University - New Orleans
Metropolitan Community College
Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City
Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Midland University
Missouri Southern State University 
Missouri State University
Missouri State University - Springfield
Missouri Univ of Science and Technology
Missouri Valley College
Missouri Western State University
Moberly Area Community College
Morehouse College
Morgan State University
Neosho County Community College
Newman University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Central Texas College
North Lake College
Northeastern Illinois University
Northwest Missouri State University
Northwestern University
Oakton Community College
Oklahoma State University
Oral Roberts University
Ozarks Technical Community College
Park University
Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School
Philander Smith College
Pittsburg State University
Pratt Community College
Purdue University
Purdue University - West Lafayette
Rasmussen College - St Cloud
Regent University
Robert Morris University
Robert Morris University Illinois
Rockhurst University
Rogers State University
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Saint Louis Community College
Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences
Savannah College of Art & Design
South Dakota State University
Southeast Missouri State University
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Southern New Hampshire University
Southwest Baptist University
Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
St. Lukes College of Health Sciences
Stanford University
Stephens College
Sweet Briar College
Tabor College
Teachers College at Columbia University
Tennessee State University
Texas Southern University
The Ohio State University
The University of Tampa
Tidewater Community College - Portsmouth
Truman State University
Tulane University
Tuskegee University
United States Army
United States National Guard
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus
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Webber International University
Webster University
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Xavier University of Ohio


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