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Veteran Student


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. Complete Placement Testing

    After you receive your acceptance letter to Anoka-Ramsey, your next step is to complete a placement test for reading, English composition and math at the Coon Rapids or Cambridge Testing Center, or submit your ACT scores.

    No appointment is needed for testing. Just check the Testing Center schedules for walk-in testing times or call to confirm space availability:

    Coon Rapid Testing Center: 763-433-1180
    Cambridge Testing Center: 763-433-1980

    You may substitute ACT scores for the placement test if your ACT was taken within the last 2 years and meets the minimum required section scores:

    • English: 18 or higher
    • Math: 22 or higher

    ACT Scores
    To send your ACT scores to Anoka-Ramsey, you can either submit an official high school transcript (which includes your ACT scores) to the Records Office, or have your scores sent from ACT by visiting For more information, contact a Testing Center office.

  3. 3. Request Transcripts

    If you have more than 12 college-level credits, arrange to have official transcript from previous institutions, including other Minnesota Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) 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.   

  4. 4. Schedule Registration Appointment with Veterans Advisor

    Veterans Services: 763-433-1390
    Jeff Pool: 763-433-1963

  5. 5. 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: bB 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?

    Contact Veterans Services: 763-433-1390.