Admissions/Enrollment Information

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

The 2020-21 application window will open September 19, 2019 and will close January 18, 2020. We will begin accepting applications through SchoolMint for the 2020 admissions lottery.

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

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



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in SchoolMint and completes an application for their student, this is not re-registering and your student may be withdrawn if you miss the deadline.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 25-April 15, 2018. Tours are also not offered during the start of the school year from July 1-September 15. Tours are offered September 15, 2018 - January 25, 2019. If you have questions, please contact or

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Age and Residency Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Required Documents for Registration

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