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What to do After Registration

After you've completed your Orientation & Registration and registered for courses, go through the items below to ensure you are ready for the start of the semester. 

Summer 2024 semester begins the week of May 27, 2024

Fall 2024 semester begins the week of August 26, 2024

  • Contact the IT Department if you have any IT related questions:

    Activate your ARCC email (ARCC homepage > Current Student > Email)

    • Watch this short instructional video here!
    • Know your login information (starid@go.minnstate.edu)
    • Download the Microsoft Outlook app on your cell phone/mobile device
    • Check your email daily
    • Be prepared to your update password each semester

    D2L Brightspace (ARCC homepage > Current Student > D2L Brightspace)

    Need to borrow a computer? Apply for a loaner from Anoka-Ramsey

    Check out low and no cost internet and computer purchasing options

  • Apply for Aid (FAFSA)

    • How to apply for financial aid
    • If you are starting classes in Summer 2024, make sure you complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA
    • If you are starting classes in Fall 2024, make sure you complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA

    Make sure your FAFSA has been received by Anoka-Ramsey

    Make sure your FAFSA is marked as "Complete" in your eServices account

    Respond to your Award Letter

    Wait for disbursement




    1. Have your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Anoka-Ramsey

    • Log into eServices and click the Financial Aid tab, and then Award Letter to see if your FAFSA is on file with Anoka-Ramsey.
    • Students taking Summer 2024 courses should complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA.
    • Students taking Fall 2024 courses should complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA.

    2. Pay your tuition bill in full OR arrange a payment plan OR make a down payment of $300 or 15% of tuition bill (whichever is less)

    • Log into eServices and click on Bills and Payment to complete one of the above options. Select your Anoka-Ramsey billing statement and then use the payment button options to select your choice.

    3. Have a Third Party Authorization on file with the college or contact the college’s Certifying Official if using Veteran’s Benefits.

    Be aware of important financial aid dates and deadlines

    • From the FAFSA priority deadline to when tuition is due, learn about all upcoming important financial aid connected deadlines by clicking here

    Learn how to pay your tuition

  • Office for Students with Disabilities (Accommodations)

    • Provides information and resources to support an environment that is accessible and inclusive for all individuals including an individualized approach to accommodations.

    Counseling Services

    Tutoring Services

    • Options include scheduled tutoring sessions with peer and professional tutors and asynchronous answers and feedback to essays and questions as well as access to Tutor.com’s services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  • Photo ID Request

    Request your photo ID electronically by following these steps:

    1. You must be registered for the semester you are requesting your ID
    2. Take a photo of yourself following Photo Submission Guidelines below
    3. Complete the Photo ID Request eform and attach your photo

    Once the office receives your request we will process and prepare your ID card and then mail it out to your home/mailing address that is in your student record. Photo IDs may take approximately 10 business days for you to receive.

    Electronic Photo Submission Guidelines

    • Recent COLOR photo of head and shoulders ONLY – typically photo is taken 3-5 feet away.
    • Smile
    • No other visible people or objects
    • Photo taken in good lighting with no shadows or bright spots
    • Face and shoulders forward and centered – no sunglasses, hats, or any other article that obstructs face or hair, no t-shirts with profanity or derogatory verbiage.
    • Orientation of photo to be forward and level, no head tilts or taken from above
    • Saved as a .jpg

    Photos containing any of the following will be rejected

    • Someone other than yourself (animal, baby, parents, inanimate object)
    • Sunglasses or hat
    • Tilted heads, selfies, or glamour shots
    • Comical photos or photos with gestures
    • Backgrounds that are not plain/solid white or dark color
    • Group Photos
    • Low quality or dark or too light photos

    If you have questions regarding the Photo ID process, please email us at photoid@anokaramsey.edu.

    • Order your textbooks and other course materials 
      • Summer books will be ready for ordering May 6, 2024
      • Fall books will be ready for ordering August 5, 2024
    • Check ARCC email regularly for communication from your instructors or the college
    • Get familiar with the ARCC website
    • Contact your Academic Advisor ASAP if you need to make schedule changes
      • Summer Session- Check your schedule in eServices to confirm drop dates
      • Fall Semester- For classes that begin on August 26 , the last day to drop is August 30
    • Understand your class delivery method
      • On-campus classes – attend classes during times listed on your schedule
      • Blended/Hybrid classes – login to D2L the first day of class, attend in person sessions during the times listed on your schedule
      • Online classes – login to D2L the first day of class
        • Synchronous online courses will have required online meeting times
        • Asynchronous online courses will not have required online meeting times, but they will have assignment due dates you are to abide by 
    • Helpful tips for class success
        • Read and make sure you understand class syllabus
        • Participate in class and do your assignments, quizzes, and tests
        • Ask questions and check in with your instructor during office hours
    • Utilize Tutoring Services for additional studying assistance

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