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ORIENTATION & REGISTRATION

Thank you for visiting the Anoka-Ramsey Orientation & Registration website! Online Orientation is currently available for students starting in Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 transfer students.

Below is information regarding when Online Orientation will be available based on start term and student type (general, PSEO, transfer, international). Due to COVID-19, we will be offering an Online Orientation, followed by a registration appointment with the student’s assigned academic advisor to discuss course planning.

IMPORTANT: While students are able to complete Online Orientation and meet with their advisor, they will not be able to register immediately. Summer registration begins the week of March 22 and fall registration begins the week of April 5.  

SUMMER 2021 START STUDENTS:
Available now. Click here to request access to the Online Orientation.

FALL 2021 START TRANSFER STUDENTS:
Available now. Click here to request access to the Online Orientation.

FALL 2021 START GENERAL AND PSEO STUDENTS: 
Online orientation requests for general and PSEO students will open on March 8, 2021. Please refer back to this page on that date. See Pre-Orientation Checklist below.

PRE-ORIENTATION CHECKLIST

  • Apply to Anoka-Ramsey.
    • If you have not yet applied to our school, please do so at the link listed here. The application is free!
  • Once you have applied, activate Your StarID and Password.
    • Your StarID is your campus login for all technology. To activate it, Click here.
  • Determine your placement for classes.
    • Review what can be used for course placement and complete the Course Placement Evaluation Request on the Testing Center's Webpage.
  • If applicable, send official transcripts of prior college coursework or AP/IB scores to Anoka-Ramsey. 
    • For all non-Minnesota State College System schools, have an official transcript sent to Anoka-Ramsey's Records Office for evaluation. Refer to Step 2 in the Transfer Student Admissions Steps for specific mailing instructions.
    • To request that your transcript be pulled from another Minnesota State College: Click here and select the "Minnesota State Transcript Retrieval eform" link.
    • Students who do not have other college coursework do not need to complete this step.
  • Learn about essential Anoka-Ramsey student technology:
    • Click here to find out more about the following Anoka-Ramsey technologies that can help you as a student!
      • Anoka-Ramsey Office 365 and email account
      • D2L Brightspace
      • StarAlert

ORIENTATION COMPLETION STEPS

  1. Complete the Pre-Orientation Checklist in the section above.
  2. Select the link based on your student type in the section below and complete a survey requesting access to Online Orientation. Within 2 business days:
    • You will receive access and instructions to Online Orientation via email.
    • If some of your Pre-Orientation Checklist items are incomplete, you will be contacted.
  3. Login and complete all sections and quizzes of Online Orientation through your Desire2Learn (D2L) portal.
    • Once you have completed Online Orientation, you will be assigned an academic advisor and you will receive their scheduling link via email.
  4. Use the scheduling link in this email to schedule a Post-Orientation Advising Appointment.
  5. Meet with an advisor to plan your classes and prepare for the start of the semester.

ORIENTATION REQUEST PAGES BY STUDENT TYPE

Select the link below that best describes your student type.

SUMMER 2021 STUDENTS ONLINE ORIENTATION REQUEST PAGE:
For general and transfer students that plan to start courses during the summer semester.

FALL 2021 TRANSFER STUDENT ONLINE ORIENTATION REQUEST PAGE:
For students who have completed one or more semesters at another college or who have a previous degree.

FALL 2021 GENERAL STUDENT ONLINE ORIENTATION WILL BE AVAILABLE MARCH 8
For students who have graduated high school or received their GED.

FALL 2021 PSEO STUDENT ONLINE ORIENTATION WILL BE AVAILABLE MARCH 8
For current high school students who have been accepted to PSEO.

FALL 2021 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS PLEASE CHECK BACK AT A LATER DATE
For students who do not hold residency in the United States but have been granted an F-1 visa to study as an international student at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, please refer to your admissions letter for your next steps regarding your entrance at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Unable to Complete the Online Orientation?

Are you concerned because you don't have computer or internet access to complete orientation? Let us know. We can help accommodate your needs so your entrance is not delayed.

Email the orientation team at orientation@anokaramsey.edu and let us know your concern.

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