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We’re glad you plan to attend Anoka-Ramsey! As a first-time college student, you’ll find we offer many services to help you succeed.

Here are the steps to become a student.

If you are planning on applying for financial aid, make sure to begin that process as well.

Schedule a Remote Appointment

Schedule a remote appointment with an Admissions Advisor:

Cambridge Campus

Coon Rapids Campus

Important Notes

If you have ever been a student with Anoka-Ramsey, you do not need to re-apply. Please follow the returning student steps.

If you have ever taken any courses at another college or university, please enroll as a transfer student.

Admissions Checklist for New Students

  1. Apply

    Apply online for admission to the college. There is no cost to apply.

    Once you have submitted your application, watch for an email informing you of your enrollment status.

    Be sure to save your StarID and Password where you can find it. You’ll need your StarID and password to access your student email account and other campus information.

  2. Determine Placement Exemption or Complete Placement Testing

    If you have previously taken the Accuplacer placement at another college or have ACT, SAT, or MCA scores, you may be EXEMPT from having to take the Accuplacer placement test. Please send an official copy of your scores to the Records and Registration Office.

    Then, complete the Course Placement Evaluation Request and return to testing services. Once evaluated, it will be determined if you are exempt from taking the Accuplacer placement test.

    If you are not eligible for exemption then you must complete the Accuplacer placement test for reading and/or math at the Coon Rapids or Cambridge testing center.

  3. Complete Orientation

    Orientation is required for new students before they can register for classes. It’s an opportunity to learn important information about your classes and the college.

    Students will complete an Online Orientation followed by a Post-Orientation Registration Appointment with their assigned academic advisor. Visit for more information.

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