In the Community College Connection Program you will be a college student at both ARCC and St. Cloud State. Your Star ID login works for both campuses, but you have two student ID numbers - one for each school. You will have one email address that works for both schools.
You can choose to live on campus at St. Cloud State, live in the surrounding community, or commute to campus from home.
CCC students can join student clubs and groups, participate in intramural sports or club teams, be a part of Greek life, be a member of the Dance or Cheer teams, enroll in Husky Sports Band, attend cultural events, athletic events, and much more.
CCC students also have access to all of the resources, services and activities available to St. Cloud State students. (The only exception to this is participation in NCAA athletics at St. Cloud State.)
Students are offered a variety of general education courses (referred to as the MNTC) that work toward the fulfillment of bachelor degree requirements and transfer to St. Cloud State or other four-year colleges. CCC students generally register for full-time credit loads (approximately 14-15 credits) each semester.
Goal area 1: Communication (oral and written)
ENGL 1120 or ENGL 1121 College Writing and Critical Reading
CMST 1110 Introduction to Communication Studies
Goal area 2: Critical Thinking
INTS 1000 First-Year Experience
Goal area 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning*
MATH 1200 College Algebra or MATH 1114 Introduction to Statistics
*dependent upon placement exam scores
Goal area 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
SOC 111 General Sociology
GEOG 1102 Introduction to Human Geography
PSYC 1110 General Psychology
Goal area 6: Humanities and Fine Arts
PHIL 1110 Introduction to Ethics
Goal area 7: Human Diversity
SOC 2100 Politics of Food
Developmental Education Courses
Students who test into these courses will be required to complete a minimum one semester of preparatory course work. This will give students the opportunity to ease their way into college level material and expectations. These courses, though not counted toward a college level degree, are necessary and valuable in the preparation of students for their next semester of college level courses.
ENGL 0900 Cross-Current Composition
MATH 0240 Mathematical Concepts with Elementary Algebra
As a Connection student you will make separate payments for tuition to Anoka-Ramsey Community College and for fees to St. Cloud State University.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College costs
You will pay tuition to ARCC.
St. Cloud State costs include:
Connection program students are required to have their financial aid processed at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.
If a student plans to take out a private loan to pay for St. Cloud State University charges (program fees, student fees, meal plans, housing, etc.), be sure to have the loan certified through the ARCC Financial Aid Office.
The St. Cloud State Financial Aid Office will not process a private loan for residence hall charges for Connection students. Once you are eligible to transfer to St. Cloud State, the St. Cloud State Financial Aid Office will process your aid.
You can apply for financial aid at ARCC by first completing the FAFSA and choosing to submit your results to ARCC by entering their school code 002332. Contact the Financial Aid Office at Anoka-Ramsey Community College at 763-433-1500 with any questions about financial aid.
Students are encouraged to live in St. Cloud State housing. Living on campus is a great way to meet new friends, be involved, manage finances, get support and simply be a part of daily university life.
There is an array of residential halls for students to choose from as well as a variety of meal plans. For more information visit St. Cloud State Residential Life. Connection students are welcome to live in any of the St. Cloud State housing options.
There is an additional cost to living on campus which varies according to your residential hall and meal plan. For a list of prices, visit Residential Life. The payments for room and board are payable through the Cashiers Office at St. Cloud State. Payment methods are the same as tuition and fee payment methods.
Contact Residential Life.