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If you are a student who has completed 1 or more semesters of college at another college or university, you qualify to complete our transfer student orientation.

As transfer students have prior experience with a college system, we offer orientation to new transfer students in an online format with the option to meet with an academic advisor once the online orientation is completed.

Steps to Prepare for Online Orientation

  • Know Your StarID and Password.
    • Still need to learn this information? Click here.To request that your transcript be pulled from another Minnesota State College: Click here and select the "Minnesota State Transcript Retrieval eform" link.
  • 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.
  • If necessary, complete the Accuplacer or send in qualifying ACT, SAT, or MCA results.
  • Log into your Anoka-Ramsey Email Account and find your actual Email Address.
    • Hover over the "Current Students" tab at the top of Anoka-Ramsey's homepage with your mouse, and select the "Email" option in the drop-down menu that appears.
    • Your email username will be your starID, followed by
    • Your password will be the same as your starID password.
    • To find your actual outward-facing Anoka-Ramsey email address, click here and follow the steps.
  • Learn about Star Alert.
    • Star Alert allows you to receive college closing or emergency communications to your email or phone. You are automatically enrolled in Star Alert as a registered student. Click here to learn more about the service and change any preferences you have regarding your account.

What is Included in Online Orientation

Our online orientation provides you with the following:

  • An overview of the college and its support resources
  • An overview of the college’s degree programs
  • Important dates and deadlines to know as a new student
  • Academic policies you must know and follow as a new student
  • Tutorials on technology set-up and how to register for classes

How to Request Online Orientation

To request the online transfer orientation, click on the link below and complete and submit the request survey. Your request will be reviewed by our Orientation Team to see if you are eligible for the online transfer orientation.

Fall 2020 Online Transfer Orientation Request

Within 2 business days of submitting your request, you will be contacted by our Orientation Team. If you are eligible for the online transfer orientation, you will be enrolled in the online orientation and receive instructions on how to complete it. If you are not eligible, our Orientation Team will invite you to register for one of our on campus orientations that will be available in November.

Finished Your Online Orientation? What to Do Next

After you complete your online orientation and send your transcripts in for evaluation, you can meet with an academic advisor. In this meeting your advisor can help you by providing:

  • A review of all evaluated credits that have been received by Anoka-Ramsey
  • Course recommendations for your first semester at Anoka-Ramsey
  • Answers to additional questions you have about the orientation content you viewed
  • A list of next steps to consider and complete after your registration

To schedule an appointment once you have complete online orientation and transferred your prior credits, call our Information Services Desk at 763-433-1230.

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