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

Here are the steps to become a student.

Important Notes

If you have ever been a student with Anoka-Ramsey, you do not need to re-apply. (see Returning Student page)

Admissions Checklist for Veterans

  1. 1. Apply

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

    Once you’ve submitted your application, watch for a letter informing you of your enrollment status.

    When you are admitted, your letter will include important information: your Student ID (STAR ID) and PIN information.

    Be sure to save your STAR ID and PIN.

    You’ll need your STAR ID and PIN for placement testing (see Step 3 below) and to access your student email account and other campus information.

    Apply for Financial Aid

    Be sure to visit Cost & Aid for information on applying for financial aid, and dates and deadlines!

  2. 2. Determine Placement Exemption or Complete Placement Testing

    After you receive your acceptance letter to Anoka-Ramsey, your next step is to determine if you are eligible for exemption for the accuplacer assessment through the following:

    If you have previously taken the Accuplacer test at another college, have completed a college level math and/or English course through another college, or would like ACT, SAT and/or MCA scores to be considered in course placement please send an official copy of your scores/grades to the Records and Registration Office.

    Also, complete the Course Placement Evaluation Request and return to testing services. Once evaluated, we will determine if you are EXEMPT from taking the accuplacer assessment.

    If you are not eligible for exemption then you must prepare for and then complete a placement test for reading, English composition and math at the Coon Rapids or Cambridge Testing Center. Schedule your Accuplacer test here.

  3. 3. Request Transcripts

    If you have more than 12 college-level credits, arrange to have official transcript from previous institutions, including other Minnesota State institutions, sent to the Records and Registration office. 

    To use your VA educational benefits, you are also required to submit military transcripts from each branch of service in which you have been a member. 

    If you served in the US Army, Army Reserves, Army National Guard, US Navy, Navy Reserve, US Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserves, US Coast Guard, US Coast Guard Reserves, click here

    If you served in the US Air Force, Air Force Reserves, click here.

  4. 4. 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 – and you’ll have a chance to meet other students, too.

    Schedule an orientation session early so you have the best chance to take the classes you want – and then you may register for classes. Find important information about orientation here – including what to bring and how to sign up.

  5. 5. Schedule Registration Appointment with Veterans Advisor

    Veterans Center

    Tadd HeichelVeterans Academic Advisor

  6. 6. Confirm Benefits are Ready

    • Bring a copy of your benefit application, DD-214 and certificate of eligibility to the certifying official in the Records Office.
    • GI Bill®: Be sure to turn in a signed copy of your course schedule or email a request for certification to the certifying official.
    • Tuition assistance or reimbursement: Be sure to submit your TA confirmations to the Business Office.
    Need assistance with applying for your benefits?


    Charles Egerstrom, MDVA North Metro Regional Coordinator

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