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If you are a student who is planning on beginning your enrollment at Anoka-Ramsey Community College this summer, you can now request access 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.

Note: If you are a current Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (Minn State) student, and wish to take a summer course(s) with Anoka-Ramsey, please register for the course as a Visiting Student in eServices. You do not need to apply to Anoka-Ramsey and you are not required to complete Online Orientation as a Visiting Student. You should be working with your academic advisor at your home Minn State institution to confirm transferability of coursework.


  • 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 above.
  2. Click and complete the Online Orientation Request SurveyWithin 2 business days:
    • You will receive access and instructions to Online Orientation via email.
    • If some of your pre-orientation steps are incomplete, you may 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 will be invited via email to schedule an appointment with them.
  4. Use the scheduling link in this email to schedule a Post-Orientation Advising Appointment.
  5. Meet with your academic advisor to plan and select classes and outline final steps to complete for summer semester.

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