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Transfer Student


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

If you’ve taken courses at other accredited schools or colleges, we’ll help you transfer qualified credits and enroll at Anoka-Ramsey.

Admissions Checklist for Transfer 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.

    Transfer students only looking to enroll at Anoka-Ramsey for one term or a summer semester should follow the steps on the Short-Term/Summer Student page.

    Enrolled at another Minnesota State institution?

    If you are already a student at another Minnesota State institution, applying to Anoka-Ramsey is free and easy!

    Just use your StarID and Password to log in, then it will auto-fill most of your information into the application!

    If you don't know your StarID and Password, you can look up or reset that information by going to

  2. Request Official Transcripts

    Minnesota State Colleges System

    If you have attended a Minnesota State college or university, the Records Office at Anoka-Ramsey Community College will retrieve your official transcript for you at no cost. You must complete the Minnesota State transcript retrieval form.

    University of Minnesota System, Private Colleges and Other States

    Students with prior coursework at another college, university, or vocational school who are planning to earn a degree from Anoka-Ramsey Community College should submit official transcripts from each institution to the Records Office.

    Have official transcripts sent to:

    Anoka-Ramsey Community College
    Attn: Records
    11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW
    Coon Rapids, MN 55433

    Official transcripts may also be delivered to from educational institutions who use an electronic secure, certified PDF option.


    Students wishing to transfer credit from a university outside of the U.S.A. to Anoka-Ramsey must have their transcript evaluated by an approved academic credentialing agency. The following companies provide acceptable evaluations for a fee (order a "Course by Course" evaluation and Anoka-Ramsey as a recipient):

    Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
    P.O. Box 514070
    Milwaukee, WI 53203
    Phone: 414-289-3400
    Fax: 414-289-3411
    World Educational Services (WES)
    P.O. Box 745, Old Chelsea Station
    New York, NY 10113
    Phone: 1-800-937-3895
    Fax: 212-739-6100

    To learn more about how credits are evaluated, you may read the Minnesota State transfer policy here.

    You may also read the Minnesota State Transfer Rights and Responsibilities policy here.

  3. Determine Placement Exemption or Complete Placement Testing

    If you have previously taken the Accuplacer placement at another college, have completed math and/or English courses through 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/grades 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.

  4. Complete Online Orientation

    As you have previously attended a college or university, we offer online orientation for you. Upon completion of your online orientation, within one to two business days you will be assigned an Academic Advisor. Your advisor will email you a welcome email that will give you instructions on how to schedule an appointment with them. Go to our orientation site below to learn more and request your online orientation for transfer students.


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