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ORIENTATION & REGISTRATION

Have you been admitted to Anoka-Ramsey for Spring 2021? Welcome! Now that you are admitted as a new student, you are required to complete an orientation.

Complete the Pre-Orientation Entrance Steps and then work through the Orientation Completion Steps listed below to access and fulfill your orientation requirement as a new student.

PRE-ORIENTATION ENTRANCE STEPS

  • 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 all pre-orientation entrance steps 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 3 business days:
    • You will receive access and instructions to Online Orientation via email.
    • If some of your pre-orientation entrance steps 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 receive a welcome email from them within 2-3 business days.
  4. Use the email from your assigned advisor to schedule a Post-Orientation Advising Appointment.
  5. Meet with your advisor to register for classes and outline final steps to complete for spring semester.

ORIENTATION REQUEST WEBPAGE BY STUDENT TYPE

GENERAL STUDENTS REQUEST PAGE
For students who have graduated high school or received their GED and have no college credits to transfer.

TRANSFER STUDENTS REQUEST PAGE
For students who have completed 1 or more semesters at another college or university.

PSEO STUDENTS REQUEST PAGE
For current high school students who have been accepted to PSEO.

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