Transfer to Anoka-Ramsey Community College
To earn a degree from Anoka-Ramsey Community College, students must earn at least 20 semester credits at Anoka-Ramsey. This is called the "residency requirement." Students transferring in at least eight semester credits from another MnSCU college or the University of Minnesota may reduce the residencey requirement from 20 to 12 credits.
Advisors are available at both campuses to help transfer students understand Anoka-Ramsey Community College degree requirements and interpret DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System). Advisors can also provide unofficial interpretations of transfer credits using transfer.org/uselect information, and offer assistance with academic petitions.
Having your transcripts officially evaluated...
Before registering for classes at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, transfer students can use transfer.org/uselect to see how credits earned at other colleges and universities will transfer to Anoka-Ramsey. The u.Select website is a user-friendly online resource that includes academic program requirements, course descriptions, and course equivalency guides for schools in Minnesota and other states. You may work with an advisor if you have questions regarding the process.
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 transcripts sent to:
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
300 Spirit River Drive S
Cambridge, MN 55008
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
*If you have attended a MnSCU system college or university, the Records office at Anoka-Ramsey Community College will retrieve your official transcript for you at no cost. Click here to fill out the MnSCU transcript retrieval form.
Your transcripts will be evaluated during your first semester of enrollment at Anoka-Ramsey. If you would like your transcripts officially evaluated prior to your first semester at Anoka-Ramsey, you must follow these steps:
- Have your official transcripts either sent to Anoka-Ramsey by your former institution.
- To have Anoka-Ramsey retrieve the transcript from another Minnesota State College or University system school (MnSCU); click here.
- To order a transcript from outside the Minnesota State Colleges and University System; click here.
- Once Anoka-Ramsey has received the transcript and to expedite the official evaluation process, degree seeking students must initiate the request by contacting an academic advisor either by phone, email (firstname.lastname@example.org )or during a walk in. The evaluation will take five (5) to ten (10) business days to prepare.
- You may schedule an appointment to receive an official interpretation of your transfer credits and how the credits may be used to complement your intended degree pathway by calling 763-433-1840 (Cambridge Campus) or 763-433-1240 (Coon Rapids Campus).
To learn more about how credits are evaluated, you may read the Minnesota State Colleges and universities transfer policy here.
You may also read the MnSCU Transfer Rights and Responsibilities policy here.
If, after your transcripts have been officially evaluated, you believe that a course should be reconsidered for transfer or competency of a requirement, you may submit a Transfer Course Request. All Transfer Course Requests must be completed with an Academic Advisor. To schedule an appointment, you may call 763-433-1840 (Cambridge Campus) or 763-433-1240 (Coon Rapids Campus). This petition will be reviewed by a Student Services Director.
- If you are not satisfied by the results of the petition, you may work with an Academic Advisor to provide additional documentation or rationale to support your appeal. This petition will be reviewed by the academic dean.
- If you are not satisfied by the third appeal results, you may provide written rationale for your final institutional appeal. This petition will be reviewed by the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.
- If dissatisfied with the results of the petition after three institutional appeals, you may appeal to the Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs at the MnSCU system office. http://www.mnscu.edu/board/procedure/321p1.html