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Veteran Student


We’re glad you plan to attend Anoka-Ramsey! As a veteran, college student, you’ll find we offer many services to help you succeed.

Here are the steps to become a student.

If you are planning on applying for financial aid, make sure to begin that process as well.

Important Notes

If you have ever been a student with Anoka-Ramsey, you do not need to re-apply. Please follow the returning student steps.

Admissions Checklist for Veterans

  1. Apply

    Apply online for admission to the college. There is no cost to apply.

    Once you have submitted your application, watch for an email informing you of your enrollment status.

    Be sure to save your StarID and Password where you can find it. You’ll need your StarID and password to access your student email account and other campus information.


    If you are already a student at another Minnesota State institution, applying to Anoka-Ramsey is free and easy!

    Just use your StarID and Password to log in, then it will auto-fill most of your information into the application!

    If you don't know your StarID and Password, you can look up or reset that information by going to

  2. Request Official Military Transcripts

    To use your VA educational benefits, you are required to submit military transcripts from each branch of service in which you have been a member.

    If you served in the US Army, Army Reserves, Army National Guard, US Navy, Navy Reserve, US Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserves, US Coast Guard, US Coast Guard Reserves, click here

    If you served in the US Air Force, Air Force Reserves, click here.


    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.

    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 another college, have completed math and/or English courses through 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 Orientation

    New Student Veterans

    Orientation is required for new student veterans before they can register for classes.

    Students who have earned AP, CLEP, or College in the Schools (CIS) credits, or have earned credits in the military are considered new students and must attend an in-person orientation.

    Cambridge Orientation (Veterans Advising available on Tuesdays)

    Coon Rapids Orientation (Veterans Advising available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

    Transfer Student Veterans

    Email Tadd Heichel, Veterans Academic Advisor to be enrolled in online orientation.

  5. Confirm Benefits are Ready

    • Bring a copy of your benefit application, DD-214, and certificate of eligibility to the certifying official in the Records and Registration Office.
    • GI Bill®: Be sure to turn in a signed copy of your course schedule or email a request for certification to the certifying official.
    • Tuition assistance or reimbursement: Be sure to submit your TA confirmations to the Business Office.
    Need assistance with applying for your benefits?


    Charles Egerstrom, MDVA North Metro Regional Coordinator

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