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Office for Students with Disabilities

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) encourages and welcomes you to contact us for support early and often. Anoka-Ramsey Community College is committed to ensuring equal access to our facilities, services and academic programs for students with disabilities. The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) provides information and resources to support an environment that is accessible and inclusive for all individuals.


  • Individuals experiencing disability-related barriers at Anoka-Ramsey Community College are encouraged to work with our office to receive accommodations and support services.

    1.  Submit an Accommodation Request
      You will need to be accepted to Anoka-Ramsey and login using your StarID and password.

    2. Attach disability-related documentation to the Accommodation Request.

    3. Requests will be reviewed by OSD staff within 3-4 business days and you will be contacted via email about regarding your request status.

    4. Complete a Welcome Meeting (plan for 1 hour) with OSD to discuss accommodations that provide access to your courses.

    Examples of helpful documentation:

    • Evaluation Report from high school (or most recent available)
    • Psychological or Neuropsychological evaluations
    • Letter from a qualified professional
    • Medical chart or history
    • OSD Documentation Form (completed by a qualified professional)

    *Please note: students may be asked to provide updated and/or relevant documentation

    Additional information

    For most timely review, please attach relevant disability-related documentation to the Accommodation Request Form or send via email to:

    Documentation can also be sent via mail to:
    Anoka-Ramsey Community College
    Attn: OSD
    11200 Mississippi Blvd NW
    Coon Rapids, MN 55433

    or via Fax to: 763-433-1521

    *Providers (physicians, psychologists, counselors, etc.) may also submit disability-related documentation directly to OSD.

    To request alternate versions of the Accommodation Request Form or other OSD documents, please email or call 763-433-1350.

  • AIM Portal 

    Students with documented disabilities enrolled in any Anoka-Ramsey Community College class (including CE courses, on campus, and online) are encouraged to contact the Office for Students with Disabilities or request accommodations through their AIM Portal anytime throughout the school year or summer semesters. Please keep in mind that it is the student’s responsibility to make accommodation requests in advance of their need as accommodations are not retroactive. Note: All documentation and information pertaining to the student is treated confidentially.

    Through the AIM Portal, students can:

    Request Accommodations for the upcoming semester

    Request changes to their accommodations during their current semester

    Choose which accommodations they want to send for which current semester courses, to their instructors

    Book an appointment with an OSD staff member

    And more to come!

  • Faculty AIM Portal 

    You can log in to the AIM Portal using your and password. If you experience any trouble logging in to the AIM system, please call (763) 433-1350 or email

    AIM is our online accommodations system. Faculty can receive accommodation information via this system. You will get Letters of Accommodation (LOA's) emailed to you as they come in, but at any time, you can log in to your AIM portal and see all of the students that receive accommodations for your classes and in which class(es).

    You can log in to the AIM Portal using your and password. If you experience any trouble logging in to the AIM system, please call (763) 433-1350 or email

  • In the spirit of service and with a student centric approach, the Office for Students with Disabilities provides equitable access to learning. We advocate with, and for, our students – engaging the campus community to cultivate a climate of inclusion and promoting the creation of a socially just educational system in which diversity of experience, identities and needs are valued and supported – continually empowering individuals to achieve their goals.

  • Students seeking accommodations must self-disclose the nature of their disability to OSD. We serve currently enrolled students (including PSEO and concurrently enrolled) who experience barriers in school settings.

    The following are just a few examples of conditions that might impact learning:

    • Mental Health Conditions (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, etc.
    • Learning Disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, reading or math, etc.)
    • ADD/ADHD
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Blind, vision loss, vision impairments
    • Deaf, deafness, hearing loss
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Brain Injuries (TBI, concussion, etc.)
    • Severe Allergies (food, environmental)
    • Chronic Health Conditions (diabetes, cancers, autoimmune disorders, etc.)
    • Other conditions that lead to disability

    We welcome anyone interested in exploring their own experience with disability to stop by our office, schedule a meeting, call or email with thoughts or questions at their convenience.

    The Office for Students with Disabilities serves as an advocate for students, faculty and staff, working to advance inclusion and equity on our campus. Please contact us with your questions, comments or concerns regarding accessibility.

  • Academic Accommodations are supports that attempt to remove barriers for students with disabilities and increase access to the environment, the completion of tasks, or achievement of an outcome. The purpose of accommodations is to make education equitable, providing students with what they need to restore the unbalance between individuals with and without disabilities in educational settings.

    Accommodations are determined on an individual basis through an interactive request process and conversations between the student and OSD coordinator. The following are just a few examples of accommodations:

    • Extra testing time in a quiet room
    • Note-taking
    • Priority registration
    • Assistive technology
    • Adaptive equipment (chairs, desks, etc.)


  • FAQ

    Minnesota State Policy 1B.4
    Access & Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

  • Heather Dibblee, Disability and Accessibility Specialist

    Jaimie Lopez, Director

    Ann McArdle, Assistant Director

    Kelly Torok-Linder, Administrative Assistant

Supplementary Information

  • Appointments

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    Welcome Meetings for Fall 2023 or accommodation updates for Fall 2023 Semester schedule here. For Spring 2024, our process for updating accommodations is changing. Please check your email address for updates.

  • Contacts

  • Locations

    Cambridge Campus
    Check-in at Front Desk

    Coon Rapids Campus

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