Let's Work Together!
At Anoka-Ramsey Community College, we understand that starting college is a transition for parents and guardians too! Your student's time at Anoka-Ramsey will be a time of challenges, achievements, and ultimately, growth.
Here are some common questions that we've received from parents:
Why won't the faculty/staff talk to me about my student?
All students have a right to privacy in regards to their academic records. The best way to stay involved is to be in close communication with your son/daughter as they are ultimately your access to any information.
Additionally, data privacy laws, specifically FERPA (Family Educational Rights Privacy Act), protect students' privacy of their academic records. For more information about FERPA laws, click here. A consent form is available if you and your student believe that an additional person needs access to your student's records.
Is there any assistance available to pay for college? How often do we have to sign up for FAFSA?
For information about financial assistance, including scholarship opportunities, click on "All About Money" on our homepage. For specific Financial Aid information, click here. For more information about the payment plan, click here. Please note, your student will have to log in to their eservices (My Financial Account through Student Home) to sign up for the payment plan.
Anoka-Ramsey has a number of scholarship opportunities for both the Cambridge and Coon Rapids campuses. Click here to learn more!
My student wants to transfer to another college/university after Anoka-Ramsey. How should we prepare?
Your student should be in contact with Anoka-Ramsey and the school where your student intends to transfer. This will be the best course of action because then advisors at Anoka-Ramsey can help your student take courses that may be useful at both schools. This is especially true if your student intends to major in engineering as different programs/schools have specific courses they want transfer students to take. For more information about transferring, read through the transfer information on our website.
My student received a letter about being on academic probation. What does this mean and what I can do to help?
Please review the definitions tab for more information on the meaning of academic probation.
The best way for you to help your student is to encourage utilization of the resources available on campus including:
Tell your student to talk with course instructors. Instructors know the subject very well; they have office hours so students have a time to meet with them. Instructors are one of the most valuable resources while your student is in college.
Also, encourage your student to review the presentations under "Helpful Hints for Success." There is information about time management that can help your student better understand time management while in college.
Remember, students must be their own advocate.