- College Achievement Now (CAN)
College Achievement Now (CAN)
We won the 2011 Spirit Week Competition!
One of many "Happy Hour" Presentations
Who we are
College Achievement Now (CAN) is a federally funded program from the U.S. Department
of Education, TRIO Student Support Services grant. The CAN program provides a variety
of services to students who are academically or financially disadvantaged, or who
face physical or learning challenges. CAN students are bright, motivated, and goal-driven
scholars who are looking for support to help them achieve their goals.
What We Do
The purpose of our program is to increase retention and graduation rates at Allan
Hancock College and to increase transfer rates to four-year colleges and universities.
We aim to help students achieve and maintain academic success. Our students are expected
to keep a satisfactory overall GPA and to complete their Hancock education in less
than four years. See our “Program Benefits” section for more information about our
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! THE APPLICATION PERIOD OPENED 5/1/13. CAN will be admitting approximately 50 students for the 2013-2014 year. We have limited
space so turn in your application early. In general, admittance to the program is
on a first-come first-served basis. Our funding limits the number of students we serve,
which is a total of 140 actively enrolled Allan Hancock students. See our “How to
Apply” and “FAQ” sections for more information about the application process. Applications
can be printed from this site or picked up in W-22.
Santa Maria Campus Building W Room 22
805-922-6966 ext. 3434
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us on Facebook and provide updates on your achievements and serve as a role models
to our current students.
CAN Success Story
Determined is the best word to describe Maribel Magana. Maribel started her college career at Allan Hancock nearly 10 years ago. For personal reasons, she had to take a break from her studies, but eventually she returned to complete an Associate's Degree and her CSU transfer requirements. While at Hancock, Maribel worked part time and juggled the responsibilities of being a wife and mother of three children, all while keeping her GPA above a 3.0. Maribel plans to get her teaching credential so she can teach at an elementary school in the local area. She is funding her university education through AHC Take Flight; an organization of transfer students who collectively receive an investment to pay for college.
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