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Do you need help selecting your courses or preparing to transfer to another institution? Anoka-Ramsey Advisors are available to help you understand your degree requirements, develop an academic plan to stay focused on meeting your educational goals.

Quick Stop Advising Online

Anoka-Ramsey is committed to taking steps necessary to protect the health and safety of our campus communities. Due to the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, in-person Quick Stop Advising is currently unavailable.

Quick Stop Advising sessions are now offered online. For more in-depth questions, please contact your assigned Academic Advisor directly to set up an appointment. If you are unsure who your assigned Academic Advisor is, please use AskUs to submit your question.

Quick Stop Advising Hours: 
Monday - Thursday
10 am to 2 pm

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  • Brian Wollum, 763-433-1188

    Director of Academic Advising & Veteran Services
    Cambridge & Coon Rapids Campuses

    Education: Minnesota State University-Mankato, BA Mass Communications: Public Relations & MS Educational Leadership

    Favorite Quote: “Tell me, and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand.” – Native American Proverb

    Garance Blanchot-Aboubi, 763-433-1405

    Academic Advisor, Coon Rapids Campus

    Education: California State University-Fullerton, BA French, BA Anthropology, MA French Education; University of California-Irvine, TESOL Certificate


    Favorite Quote
    : “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” - William Butler Yeats

    De'Lisa Bolden, 763-433-1144

    Academic Advisor, Coon Rapids Campus

    Education: Muskegon Community College, AAS General; Eastern Michigan University, BS Special Education & MA Higher Education: Student Affairs

    Favorite Quote: “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase” – Martin Luther King

    Stacy Brunsgaard, 763-433-1277

    Academic Advisor, Coon Rapids Campus

    Education: North Hennepin Community College, AA; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, BA Sociology; Globe University, MBA Human Resources Emphasis; Minnesota State University-Moorhead, MS Educational Leadership with Emphasis in Student Affairs & Higher Education (In Progress)

    Favorite Quote: "The mark of higher education isn't the knowledge you accumulate in your head. It's the skills you gain about how to learn." - Adam Grant

    Abby Burkhart, 763-433-1126

    Academic Advisor, Coon Rapids Campus

    Education: University of Iowa, BA Anthropology & Religious Studies; University of St. Thomas, MA Leadership in Student Affairs

    Favorite Quote: "You don’t have to be somebody different to be important. You are important in your own right.” - Michelle Obama

    Tadd Heichel, 763-433-1313

    Veterans Advisor, Cambridge & Coon Rapids Campuses

    Education: Western Technical College, AAS Human Resources/Business Administration; Viterbo University, BA History; Montana State University, MA History

    Favorite Quote: “Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” – Mary Roach

    Kate Hostnick-Harper, 763-433-1255

    Academic Advisor, Coon Rapids Campus

    Education: St. Cloud State University, BS Social Work

    Deanne Kosel, 763-433-1964

    Academic Advisor, Cambridge Campus

    Education: Northcentral Technical College, AAS Sign Language Interpreting; Anoka-Ramsey Community College, AA; St. Cloud State University, BS Community Psychology

    Favorite Quote: “Success is more a matter of choice than of circumstance.” – Rory Vaden

    Katie Krier, 763-433-1977

    Admissions & Academic Advisor
    Cambridge Campus Education

    Education: Minnesota State University-Moorhead, BA English with Writing Emphasis; St. Cloud State University, MS College Counseling & Student Development

    Favorite Quote: “Turn obstacles into opportunities and problems in possibilities.” – Roy T. Bennett

    Merlita Lockman, 763-433-1298

    Academic Advisor, Coon Rapids Campus

    Education: Minnesota State University-Mankato, BA Psychology & MS Counseling & Student Personnel

    Advice to Students: "Knowing and utilizing campus resources will be key to your success at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Please set aside time to locate these resources during your first semester."

    DeShaun McDonald, 763-433-1979

    Academic Advisor, Coon Rapids Campus

    Education: Minneapolis Community & Technical College; Minnesota State University-Mankato, AA; Bay State College, BS Entertainment Management

    Favorite Quote: “Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour

    Ryan Olson, 763-433-1385

    Academic Advisor, Coon Rapids Campus

    Education: Anoka-Ramsey Community College, AA; St. Cloud State University, BS Elementary Education

    Advice to Students: “See advisors early and often to make sure that you are always on track.”

    Jan Pomeroy, 763-433-1468

    ACADEMIC ADVISOR, COON RAPIDS CAMPUS

    Education: Anoka-Ramsey Community College, AA; Bethel University, BA Business Management & MA Organizational Leadership

    Favorite Quote: “Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.” – Mia Hamm

    Anna Sorgert, 763-433-1879

    Admissions & Academic Advisor, Cambridge Campus

    Education: Anoka-Ramsey Community College, AA; University of Minnesota-Duluth, BS Psychology; Concordia University St. Paul, MA Educational Leadership

    Favorite Quote: "It is the job that is never started that takes the longest to finish." – J.R.R. Tolkien

    Abbey Soldner, 763-433-1143

    Academic Advisor, Coon Rapids Campus

    Education: St. Cloud State University, BS Community Psychology & MS College Counseling & Student Development

    Favorite Quote: "Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength."

    Nicholas Taylor, 763-433-1956

    Academic Advisor, Cambridge Campus

    Education: St. Cloud State University, BA Humanities & MS Higher Education Administration

    Favorite Quote: "A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special." – Nelson Mandela

  • 30-minute appointments with Academic Advisors are currently only available online or by phone. To schedule an appointment call 763-433-1230 or email your Assigned Academic Advisor for their appointment scheduling link. Please have your StarID and password available for your scheduled appointment.

    TOPICS FOR ADVISING APPOINTMENTS

    • Degree & Course Planning
    • Transfer Planning
    • Program Information
    • Transcript Evaluations
    • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • In-person Quick Stop Advising is currently unavailable. Quick Stop Advising is available online Monday - Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm.

    You may also contact your assigned Academic Advisor directly with your questions. If you are unsure who your assigned Academic Advisor is, please use AskUs to submit your question.

    Topics for Quick Stop Advising:

    • Placement Test Results
    • Concerns About Current Courses
    • Degree Requirements & DARS Report
    • Referral to College & Community Resources
    • Review of Course Schedule
    • Adding/Dropping/Withdrawing from Courses
    • College Policies & Procedures
  • Learn how to navigate eServices, search and register for courses and plan your degree progress by accessing your degree audit report, by watching the videos below.

    How To Navigate eServices

    How to Search and Register for Courses

    How to Access and Review your Degree Audit Report

  • The DARS interactive audit will show your completed coursework with Anoka-Ramsey and transfer credits that have been officially evaluated by the Records Office.

  • Many students come to Anoka-Ramsey with the intention of completing their general education coursework and then plan to transfer to a college or university to earn their bachelor’s degree. Preparing to transfer can sometimes be an overwhelming and complicated process, but there are lots of tools available to help you plan ahead. Always remember it is never too early to plan for transfer! Lack of planning can lead to credits not transferring, excess credits and a delay in bachelor’s degree completion. Visit our Transfer From page for tools to help prepare for transferring in the future. It is always recommended to schedule a transfer planning appointment with your assigned Academic Advisor.

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