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If you have been admitted as an international student to Anoka-Ramsey Community College, welcome!

Orientation is a required step that international students must complete. Your orientation experience will include an Online Orientation session and then an hour long meeting with your assigned academic advisor. You should have received an email to your personal email account, (the email account you used when applying to Anoka-Ramsey), with instructions on how to complete Online Orientation in D2L. Once this Online Orientation is completed, you will receive another email with information on Accuplacer placement testing (if needed) and how to schedule a Post-Orientation Registration Appointment with an academic advisor. During your appointment with your academic advisor, you will receive guidance and assistance in planning and registering for your fall semester courses. 

Prior to to your Post-Orientation Registration Appointment, make sure to complete the steps in the checklist below, including payment of medical insurance which is required by Minnesota State.

Please check your Spam/Junk folder in your personal email account as sometimes our messages can be filed there. 


  • Know Your StarID and Password.
  • Complete the Accuplacer or have qualifying college-level English and Math coursework from another college or university within the United States sent to Anoka-Ramsey.
    • If you have not completed qualifying college-level English and Math coursework from another college or university within the United States, you will need to complete the Accuplacer.
      • You can take the Accuplacer on-campus or remotely. Please contact to schedule your Accuplacer testing session.
  • If applicable, send official transcripts of prior college coursework to Anoka-Ramsey.
    • If you have taken classes at an institution outside of the United States, you must have an official evaluation completed by one of the following organizations prior to sending the transcript to Anoka-Ramsey.
    • If you have taken classes at another institution inside the United States, make sure to follow Step 2 of the Transfer Student Steps so you can send an official transcript to Anoka-Ramsey as soon as possible.
    • New students who do not have coursework at other colleges 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
Please contact Abdulaziz Khalil, Admissions Advisor, at or 763-433-1107 for questions or concerns prior to attending your orientation session.


You need your I-20 to apply for F-1 student visa at the U.S. Embassy in your home country. You MUST PAY your I-901 fee before your visa interview. Course registration at Anoka-Ramsey is not permitted without this payment.


International students are NOT eligible for federal financial aid. You MUST pay your full semester tuition and fees upon registration. You may risk losing your courses if you do not secure your payment. International students must maintain a full-time course load (12 credits or more) to maintain F-1 status. Below is an estimated expense for a full-time student for an academic year (Fall & Spring semesters) at Anoka-Ramsey.

2021-2022 Estimated Annual Expenses*

Tuition and Fees (24 credits at $176.34 per credit)* $4,232.16
Medical Insurance (Mandatory policy through Anoka-Ramsey/Minnesota State Colleges & Universities) $1,927.00
Books and Supplies $1,400.00
Living and Maintenance (Local estimate on rent, transportation, personal expenses; must be shown even if staying with relative or friend) $11,500.00
TOTAL: $19,059.16

Add to total $3,500 for a spouse and $2,160 for each dependent child.

*Please note that tuition may be higher than the above quote for specific programs and/or online courses.


Anoka-Ramsey Community College will automatically enroll international students in the Mandatory International Student Health Insurance plan provided by United Healthcare. You MUST pay your full annual health insurance prior to course registration. The cost is $1,927.00 for an academic year.

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