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If you are a student who has completed one or more semesters of college at another college/university or who have a previous degree, you qualify to complete our transfer student orientation express. 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 express and steps after completing online orientation express to register for classes.

Pre-Orientation Entrance Steps

  • Know Your StarID and Password.
  • Send all 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.
  • Determine your placement for classes by completing the Course Placement Evaluation Request on the Testing Center website.
  • 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 Express

Complete and submit the Fall 2020 Online Transfer Orientation Express RequestWithin 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 contact 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:

    • A review of all evaluated credits that have been received by Anoka-Ramsey
    • 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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