Office of Student Affairs

Degree Verification Paperwork


Te’Airra Posey, M.A., Ed.
Degree Verification
M4-305, 816-235-1950
poseyte@umkc.edu

An official transcript from the UMKC Registrar’s Office will verify your degree and should be sufficient documentation for most clinical agencies.  While we love to hear from graduates, this is the most efficient and expedient way to verify a degree. Alumni needing a transcript can request a transcript via our Clearinghouse website, where you can designate the recipient directly on the form.  Complete instructions on transcripts can be found through our Registration and Records office website. All questions regarding transcripts should be directed to the office of Records and Registration.

If you have licensing paperwork or paperwork that requires more than just degree verification preference is that it be emailed to poseyte@umkc.edu; should paperwork need to me mailed, please send it to Student Affairs:

Office of Student Affairs
UMKC School of Medicine
M4-205 Medicine
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-235-1950, FAX: 816-235-5593

Please allow plenty of time to get your paperwork processed.  While we make every attempt to process requests in less than 48 hours, we can’t always guarantee immediate response.

Don’t forget to appropriately mention if you have been on probation or had disciplinary action taken against you (when possible use the same language as that in your COE letter).  When in doubt, please contact Student Affairs or the Council on Evaluation prior to submitting your paperwork.  State licensing agencies will ask us the same questions.  Discrepancies are very problematic and could result in major fines and an inability for you to get a license in that state.

If you change your name after graduating, please always indicate your maiden name when asking for verification. If you want your name changed on your diploma or need another copy, you will need to process this through the Registrar’s Office.

Alumni who need hospital verification can either have a transcript sent to the hospital (it clearly verifies the degree and date awarded) or they can fax their paperwork to Ms. Posey at 816-235-5593.  The first option cuts us out of the equation which is good in many ways.

Please keep the School of Medicine updated on your contact information and your career by contacting the SOM Alumni Office at 816-235-5281.