- College Achievement Now (CAN)
College Achievement Now (CAN)
Visit to the University of Southern California
College Achievement Now Class of 2013
Central California Student Leadership Conference
Who we are
The College Achievement Now (CAN) program is federally funded by the U.S. Department
of Education, TRIO Student Support Services grant. The program provides a variety
of services to students who are academically or financially disadvantaged, or who
face physical or learning challenges. Our staff is committed to helping students succeed. 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
THE APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES AUGUST 29, 2014. 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 A-211.
Santa Maria Campus Building A Room 211
805-922-6966 ext. 3434
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CAN Success Story
During his senior year of high school Wil was accepted to 9 universities around the state. Instead of going straight to a university, he opted to attend Allan Hancock College (AHC) to both save money and clarify his career ambitions. Initially, Wil planned a career as a Mechanical Engineer, but after some time at AHC he decided to pursue Psychology. This enabled him to indulge his interest in brain physiology and cognitive development and processes. Although he changed majors, Wil has always been committed to completing his goals and therefore graduated from AHC with six associate degrees in the areas of Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Math, and two in Liberal Studies. Wil plans to obtain a Ph.D. by age 30 and conduct research, provide therapy and teach for a living. Wil participated with the College Achievement Now program since its inception both as a participant and a Peer Mentor. It was during this time in his role as a Mentor that he says he grew and decided to strive for more. We know Wil's ambition will take him far.
Transferred: UC Davis 2013
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