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If you are a student who has graduated from high school or received your GED, you qualify to complete a general orientation express session. Please remember that our classes start on August 24th, so be sure to request your orientation express now!

Below is a pre-orientation checklist, instructions on how to request your online orientation and steps after completing online orientation express to register for classes.

Pre-Orientation Entrance Steps

  • Know Your StarID and Password.
  • Determine your placement for classes by completing the Course Placement Evaluation Request on the Testing Center website.
  • If applicable, send official transcripts of prior college coursework or AP/IB scores to Anoka-Ramsey.
    • To request that your transcript be pulled from another MN 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

Request Your Online Orientation

Complete and submit either the Fall 2020 General Online Orientation Express Request. Within 2 business days:

  • You will receive access and instructions to your online orientation express via email if all pre-orientation entrance steps have been completed, 
  • If some of your pre-orientation entrance steps are incomplete, an orientation team member will call you and advise you on how to complete these steps.
  • Our online orientation express provides you with the following:

    • Overview of the college and support resources
    • Overview of the college’s degree programs
    • Important dates and deadlines to know
    • Necessary Academic Policies of the college to know and follow
    • Tutorials on technology set-up and how to register for classes
  • After you complete your online orientation express, you will be sent a scheduling link to schedule a Post-Orientation Express Advising Appointment with an Anoka-Ramsey academic advisor.

    At this Post-Orientation Express Advising Appointment, the academic advisor will help you cover:

    • Course recommendations for your first semester at Anoka-Ramsey
    • Additional questions you have about the orientation content you viewed
    • Registration help for your first semester
    • A list of next steps to consider and complete after your registration

    We hope that once you meet with an academic advisor, you will have a final schedule built for your first semester, and feel comfortable with your next steps at Anoka-Ramsey. 

    Once the semester starts, you will be assigned to a specific academic advisor for the rest of your time at Anoka-Ramsey.

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