Plan Your KCAI Experience

Plan Your KCAI Experience

We are excited to offer you a variety of opportunities to explore KCAI virtually, from wherever you are. To interact directly with Admissions Counselors for questions, guidance, and portfolio reviews, we host virtual 1:1 meetings with Admissions Counselors, KCAI information sessions and workshops. For those in the area, we are offering a limited on-campus tour experience. Explore our options below.



Join a Virtual Information Session

During this 30-minute presentation, an Admissions representative will guide you through the admissions process and provide you with information on scholarships, campus life, curriculum, housing, dining and more. This presentation is for any student interested in learning more about KCAI. 

Information sessions are offered: 

  • Mondays at 4:00 p.m. (Central Time)
  • Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Please register at least 1 hour in advance. You will receive a confirmation with login information via email after you register.

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Chat with an Admissions Counselor

We know you have unique questions, and we have dedicated counselors to answer them all! Admissions counselors are available for video chats and portfolio reviews. Use this time to discuss application requirements and what’s needed in your portfolio. These 1:1 sessions are available in 30-minute time slots. Complete the online request form below and someone will contact you within 24 hours, during regular business hours, to schedule your appointment.

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You are juggling a lot of changes and challenges, and the college search might feel overwhelming. We understand, so we have redesigned our Fall event lineup to not only consider your health and safety, but also to make our special events more accessible and more customizable. Don’t miss these opportunities to engage with us and get an in-depth look at KCAI! 

Fall + Winter EVENTs

Imagine KCAI: A Virtual Event Series
Oct 26-29 | session times vary

Over the course of four days, our virtual event series, for seniors, transfers and their families, will offer in-depth presentations from our students, alumni, faculty, and staff. These online sessions will look at KCAI’s opportunities both during college and after graduation. Sessions will also include guidance on the application and financial aid process. Each event is free, and you may attend as many virtual presentations as you would like.
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FAFSA Workshop

Tuesday, Nov 10 | 6 p.m. Central 
Thursday, Dec 3 | 5:30 p.m. Central* 
Tuesday, Jan 26 | 6 p.m. Central
Tuesday, Mar 2 | 6 p.m. Central
*Please note that the event on December 3 follows our (4pm central) Information Session, consider registering for both events.
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Sign up today for our FAFSA workshop hosted by Lori Baer, Director of Financial aid. Lori will provide step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the FAFSA filing process, and explain the importance of the FAFSA and how it impacts your student’s financial aid offer. There will also be a time for Q&A.


Please check back in December for information and registration for our spring lineup!

Are you a transfer student?

Transfer specialists are available for virtual chats and portfolio reviews. Use this time to discuss the transferability of earned college credits, the application requirements and what’s needed in your portfolio. Complete the online request form below and someone will contact you within 24 hours, during regular business hours, to schedule your appointment.

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Financial Aid Meetings

Do you have questions about the financial aid process or your specific financial aid offer? Our Financial Aid team is here to answer your questions. These 1:1 sessions are available in 20-minute time slots.

Virtual meetings are offered: 

  • Mondays 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Central Time) and 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Central Time)
  • Fridays 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Central Time) and 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Central Time)

Contact Financial Aid at or call us at 816-802-3337.

Group Visit

We will not be offering group tours until further notice. However, we can offer a virtual presentation. Please email to discuss your group presentation.

Virtual Tours – Campus Amenities

Check out some of the amenities that we have on campus.

Virtual Campus

ON Campus

Tour Campus

Potential students and one (1) guest can register for a tour of campus offered most Fridays and Saturdays. For the safety of our campus community, tours will be limited to 4 people (two students, each with one guest) and an Admissions representative. Registration, health screening, and masks will be required for ALL visitors. We are unable to accommodate walk-in visitors at this time.

Please note that tours will be altered to accommodate social distancing and safety guidelines. Exposure to interior spaces will be limited and a good portion of the tour will be conducted outside. Wear your walking shoes!

Area Accomodations

The Country Club Plaza is very close to our KCAI campus and has several area hotels only a short distance from our central green area, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.