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If you are a student who has graduated from high school or received your GED, and you have been admitted to Anoka-Ramsey, your next step is to complete Online Orientation

Follow the instructions below to complete the Pre-Orientation Checklist and then the Online Orientation Completion Steps to fulfill your orientation requirement as a new student.


  • Know Your StarID and Password.
  • Determine your placement for classes.
    • Review what can be used for course placement and complete the Course Placement Evaluation Request on the Testing Center's Webpage.
  • If applicable, send official transcripts of prior college coursework or AP/IB scores to Anoka-Ramsey.
    • To request that your transcript be pulled from another MN State college: Click here and select the "Minnesota State Transcript Retrieval eform" link.
    • Students who do not have other college coursework do not need to complete this step.
  • Learn about essential Anoka-Ramsey student technology:
    • Click here to find out more about the following Anoka-Ramsey technologies that can help you as a student!
      • Anoka-Ramsey Office 365 and email account
      • D2L Brightspace
      • StarAlert


  1. Complete the Pre-Orientation Checklist in the section above.
  2. Click here and complete the General Online Orientation Request Survey. Within 2 business days:
    • You will receive access and instructions to Online Orientation via email.
    • Please check your Spam/Junk folder as sometimes Orientation emails can be filed there.
    • If some of your pre-orientation steps are incomplete, you will be contacted.
  3. Login and complete all sections and quizzes of Online Orientation through your Desire2Learn (D2L) portal.
    • Once you have completed Online Orientation, you will be assigned an academic advisor and invited via email to set up an appointment with them to plan and schedule your courses.
  4. Use the scheduling link in that email to schedule a Post-Orientation Registration Appointment.
  5. Meet with your academic advisor to plan and select classes and outline final steps to complete for fall semester.

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