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Academic Advising & Planning


Do you need help selecting your courses or preparing to transfer to another institution? Anoka-Ramsey Advisors are available to help you understand your degree requirements, develop an academic plan to stay focused on meeting your educational goals.

Quick Stop Advising

Quick Stop Advising sessions are now offered online and in person. For more in-depth questions, please contact your assigned Academic Advisor directly to set up an appointment. Quick Stops should be reserved for questions that can be answered in 5-10 minutes. If you are unsure who your assigned Academic Advisor is, please use AskUs to submit your question.

Spring 2024 Quick Stop Advising Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10am to 2pm

Advising Services/Quick Stops will be closed:
December 25
January 1, 15, 16
February 19, 20
May 27
July 4

Chat with an Advisor

  • Students can look-up their assigned academic advisor in their eServices Account. In eServices, the student should select Courses & Registration, then View/Modify Schedule, and the student's assigned academic advisor will appear at the top of the webpage. Students can find their academic advisor's contact information in the directory or in Meet Academic Advisors.


    Brian Wollum, 763-433-1188

    Director of Student Success & Retention
    Cambridge & Coon Rapids Campuses

    Education: Minnesota State University-Mankato, BA Mass Communications: Public Relations & MS Educational Leadership

    Favorite Quote: “Tell me, and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand.” – Native American Proverb

    Garance Blanchot-Aboubi, 763-433-1405

    Academic Advisor, Coon Rapids Campus

    Education: California State University-Fullerton, BA French, BA Anthropology, MA French Education; University of California-Irvine, TESOL Certificate

    Favorite Quote
    : “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” - William Butler Yeats

    De'Lisa Bolden, 763-433-1144

    Academic Advisor, Coon Rapids Campus

    Education: Muskegon Community College, AAS General; Eastern Michigan University, BS Special Education & MA Higher Education: Student Affairs

    Favorite Quote: “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase” – Martin Luther King

    Tadd Heichel, 763-433-1313

    Veterans Advisor, Cambridge & Coon Rapids Campuses

    Education: Western Technical College, AAS Human Resources/Business Administration; Viterbo University, BA History; Montana State University, MA History

    Favorite Quote: “Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” – Mary Roach

    Kate Hostnick-Harper, 763-433-1255

    Academic Advisor, Coon Rapids Campus

    Education: St. Cloud State University, BS Social Work

    Deanne Kosel, 763-433-1964

    Academic Advisor, Cambridge Campus

    Education: Northcentral Technical College, AAS Sign Language Interpreting; Anoka-Ramsey Community College, AA; St. Cloud State University, BS Community Psychology; Minnesota State University Moorhead, MS Educational Leadership Emphasis in Student Affairs and Higher Education (in progress)

    Favorite Quote: "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." –Nelson Mandela

    Katie Krier, 763-433-1977

    Admissions & Academic Advisor
    Cambridge Campus Education

    Education: Minnesota State University-Moorhead, BA English with Writing Emphasis; St. Cloud State University, MS College Counseling & Student Development

    Favorite Quote: “Turn obstacles into opportunities and problems in possibilities.” – Roy T. Bennett

    Ryan Olson, 763-433-1385

    Academic Advisor, Coon Rapids Campus

    Education: Anoka-Ramsey Community College, AA; St. Cloud State University, BS Elementary Education

    Advice to Students: “See advisors early and often to make sure that you are always on track.”

    Jan Pomeroy, 763-433-1468


    Education: Anoka-Ramsey Community College, AA; Bethel University, BA Business Management & MA Organizational Leadership

    Favorite Quote: “Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.” – Mia Hamm

    Anna Sorgert, 763-433-1879

    Admissions & Academic Advisor, Cambridge Campus

    Education: Anoka-Ramsey Community College, AA; University of Minnesota-Duluth, BS Psychology; Concordia University St. Paul, MA Educational Leadership

    Favorite Quote: "It is the job that is never started that takes the longest to finish." – J.R.R. Tolkien

    Abbey Soldner, 763-433-1143

    Assistant Director of Advising, Coon Rapids Campus

    Education: St. Cloud State University, BS Community Psychology & MS College Counseling & Student Development

    Favorite Quote: "Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength."

    JON KLEBA, 763-433-1288


    Education: University of Minnesota, BS Family Social Science; Iowa State University, M.Ed Student Affairs

    Favorite Quote: “Nothing that we do that is worthwhile is done alone.” – Mariame Kaba

  • To schedule an appointment call 763-433-1230 or email your Assigned Academic Advisor for their appointment scheduling link. Please have your StarID and password available for your scheduled appointment.


    • Degree & Course Planning
    • Transfer Planning
    • Program Information
    • Transcript Evaluations
    • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • The DARS interactive audit will show your completed coursework with Anoka-Ramsey and transfer credits that have been officially evaluated by the Records Office.

  • Many students come to Anoka-Ramsey with the intention of completing their general education coursework and then plan to transfer to a college or university to earn their bachelor’s degree. Preparing to transfer can sometimes be an overwhelming and complicated process, but there are lots of tools available to help you plan ahead. Always remember it is never too early to plan for transfer! Lack of planning can lead to credits not transferring, excess credits and a delay in bachelor’s degree completion. Visit our Transfer From page for tools to help prepare for transferring in the future. It is always recommended to schedule a transfer planning appointment with your assigned Academic Advisor.

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