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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 online orientation, you will be assigned an advisor and can schedule a meeting with them to discuss course selection. Go to our orientation site below to learn more and request our online orientation for transfer students.

    New Student Orientation

  5. Schedule Appointment with Academic Advisor

    After you submit all official transcripts and complete Online Orientation you may schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor for registration assistance by calling 763-433-1230.

    Our Academic Advisors will review your academic plan and make sure you’re on track with course selection, credit transfers, degree requirements and more.

  6. Transfer Review Process

    Students have the right to appeal transfer course decisions, and may petition their courses through a Transfer Review for further evaluation. It is strongly recommended that you schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor prior to submitting a Transfer Review request to receive assistance through the process.

    To Submit a Transfer Review:

    1. Log into your eServices account with your StarID and Password.
    2. Click “Academic Records” on the left.
    3. Click “Transfer Review” on the left.
    4. Click the “Add Request” tab and follow the steps. 

    Please Note:

    • Submit one Transfer Review for each course you would like reevaluated.
    • Make sure to include a course syllabus during the “Add Documentation” step. Transfer Reviews submitted without a course syllabus may be denied.
    • Transfer Reviews typically take two weeks for processing.
    • Check on the status of your Transfer Review by following steps 1 through 3 above and then clicking the “Check Status” tab.
    • Students who are dissatisfied with the results of their review may proceed to a secondary appeal through their eServices account using the steps above.
    • Students who are dissatisfied with the outcome of their secondary appeal may submit a final appeal through the Minnesota State System Office through their eServices account. For more information on the Minnesota State level of appeals go to the Minnesota State website.

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