- What can I expect by joining this program?
- I want to apply to CAN. What do I do?
- I turned in my application. How do I find out about my application status?
- I was “waitlisted.” What does that mean?
- I was “denied.” What does that mean?
- I recently completed a CAN interview. How do I find out if I got in?
- Will CAN help me pay for school?
- Is the CAN Club the same as the CAN program?
What can I expect by joining this program?
The College Achievement Now program offers a multitude of services. Students can look
forward to priority registration, academic counseling, transfer assistance, career
advising, mentoring, extra tutoring hours, campus visits to universities and other
field trips, free printing and more.
I want to apply to CAN. What do I do?
You can print the application from this website or pick one up in the CAN Center in
A-211. Complete the application, attach all required paperwork and return it to the
I turned in my application. How do I find out about my application status?
Check your myHancock email account for an update on your application status. Or, you
may call the CAN Center at 922.6966 x 3914
All applicants will be either waitlisted, denied or invited for an interview. The
interview is the final step in the application process. Not all applicants will be
I was “waitlisted.” What does that mean?
If you are waitlisted, this means we simply did not have the space to admit you. Your
application will be held for up to a year and anytime during that year you may be
invited to participate. After a year has passed, you must re-apply.
I was “denied.” What does that mean?
If you are denied, you will not be readily admitted and you must complete a full semester
with a 2.0 GPA or better before you can re-apply.
I recently completed a CAN interview. How do I find out if I got in?
Check your myHancock email account to find out if you are accepted or not. If you
are accepted, that email will inform you about the next step.
Will CAN help me pay for school?
CAN does NOT provide financial assistance to all CAN students. However, some assistance
may be offered on a limited basis in the case of an emergency. Visit the CAN Center
for more details.
Is the CAN Club the same as the CAN program?
No. The CAN Club is separate from the CAN program. Any student at Hancock can join
the CAN Club. The CAN club is an academic and social support network for students
pursuing a degree or transferring to university. However, only eligible students who
successfully complete the application process are admitted to the CAN program. The
club receives a lot of support from the program.
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CAN Success Story
Mariela came to the U.S. when she was 13 years old. She graduated from a local high school here in Santa Maria and began her college career at AHC in 2008. Mariela's academic and career goals are to master the English language and give back to her community as a social worker. She knew she would transfer to a university and pursue a Bachelor's degree, so she applied to College Achievement Now (CAN) to receive transfer counseling. While at Hancock, Mariela also participated with the "green" club, Cal-SOAP, EOPS and volunteered at her church and local charities. She is now attending Fresno State as a junior and plans to graduate in 2014.
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