One Stop enrollment and registration at Anoka-Ramsey Community College will be available on the Cambridge and Coon Rapids campuses for two weeks beginning Aug. 12.
“We want to make entering or returning to college as simple as possible,” said Ashley Weatherspoon, the college’s director of enrollment management. “We will provide personalized attention to help prospective students set achievable goals and start on their path to career success. We believe everyone can succeed at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.”
Weatherspoon also noted that tuition was frozen this year so the current average annual tuition of $4,349 for full-time Anoka-Ramsey Community College students will stay in place for the next two years and remains the lowest among the state’s community colleges. Students in certain programs pay slightly more to cover higher costs associated with those programs. General fees amount to about $654 a year for full-time students. Part-time students pay a per-credit hour share of annual tuition and fees. Many students qualify for grants and loans to help cover costs.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College offers a wide array of certificate, diploma and degree programs in high-demand fields that include accounting, biomedical technology, computer science, health sciences, nursing, fine arts, information technology, business and general education courses.
The One-Stop sessions will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. and from 1-4 p.m. weekdays from Aug. 12 to Aug. 23. Prospective or returning students can complete an application to the college, take course placement assessments and register for classes in one session. Typically, the process takes three hours or less from start to finish and involves three steps:
1. To be admitted to the college, you must be a high school graduate or have completed a GED. You will need to pay the $20 application fee and fill out the application form.
2. To take the course placement assessment, bring a photo ID. The multiple-choice assessment helps you choose classes wisely so you will not enroll in courses that are too easy or too difficult for you.
3. Register for fall courses, which start Aug. 26.
Staff from Financial Aid, Disability Services, Veterans Services and other offices will be available during One Stop sessions. For more information, call Enrollment Services at 763-433-1300.