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Returning Student

Welcome Back!

We’re glad you’re planning to attend Anoka-Ramsey again.

Checklist for Returning Students

  1. Retrieve your StarID

    As an Anoka-Ramsey student, you need an active StarID to access computers on campus, your email, your eServices and D2L (Desire 2 Learn). 

    Find out how to retrieve your StarID at StarID Self Service.

  2. Request Official Transcripts

    If you have attended other colleges or universities since attending Anoka-Ramsey, you will need to submit official transcripts from those institutions to Anoka-Ramsey's Records and Registration Office.


    If you have attended a Minnesota State college or university, the Records Office at Anoka-Ramsey Community College will retrieve your official transcript for you at no cost. You must complete the Minnesota State transcript retrieval form.


    Students with prior coursework at another college, university, or vocational school who are planning to earn a degree from Anoka-Ramsey Community College should submit official transcripts from each institution to the Records Office.

    Have official transcripts sent to:

    Anoka-Ramsey Community College
    Attn: Records
    11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW
    Coon Rapids, MN 55433

    Official transcripts may also be delivered to from educational institutions who use an electronic secure, certified PDF option.


    Students wishing to transfer credit from a university outside of the U.S.A. to Anoka-Ramsey must have their transcript evaluated by an approved academic credentialing agency. The following companies provide acceptable evaluations for a fee (order a "Course by Course" evaluation and Anoka-Ramsey as a recipient):

    Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
    P.O. Box 514070
    Milwaukee, WI 53203
    Phone: 414-289-3400
    Fax: 414-289-3411
    World Educational Services (WES)
    P.O. Box 745, Old Chelsea Station
    New York, NY 10113
    Phone: 1-800-937-3895
    Fax: 212-739-6100

    To learn more about how credits are evaluated, you may read the Minnesota State transfer policy here.

    You may also read the Minnesota State Transfer Rights and Responsibilities policy here.

  3. Determine Placement Exemption or Complete Placement Testing

    If you have previously taken the Accuplacer placement at Anoka-Ramsey or another college, have completed math and/or English courses through Anoka-Ramsey or another college, or have ACT, SAT, or MCA scores, you may be EXEMPT from having to take the Accuplacer placement test. Please send an official copy of your scores/grades to the Records and Registration Office.

    Then, complete the Course Placement Evaluation Request and return to testing services. Once evaluated, it will be determined if you are exempt from taking the Accuplacer placement test.

    If you are not eligible for exemption then you must complete the Accuplacer placement test for reading and/or math at the Coon Rapids or Cambridge testing center.

  4. Complete Online Orientation

    As you have previously attended Anoka-Ramsey Community College, we offer an online orientation option for you to complete as you prepare for return. Upon completion of online orientation, you will be assigned an advisor and can schedule a meeting with them to discuss course selection. Go to our orientation site below to learn more and request our online orientation for returning students.

    New Student Orientation

  5. Schedule appointment with Academic Advisor

    After you submit all official transcripts and complete Online Orientation you may schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor for registration assistance by calling 763-433-1230.

    Our Academic Advisors will review your academic plan and make sure you’re on track with course selection, credit transfers, degree requirements and more.

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