- 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
Ulises recalls not being motivated in high school. When he came to Hancock, he resolved to immerse himself in the campus community. He served as a representative for students on the ASBG for two of his three years at AHC as the Executive Assistant and subsequent President. He also participated with the Dream Club, CAN Club, and launched his own club called "Follow Polo" for students interested in politics. Mr. Serrano's involvement on campus was further extended when he began working for the College Achievement Now program as a Peer Mentor. He also became involved with the greater Santa Maria community by participating with city and county-based organizations like LULAC and the Fund for Santa Barbara. Despite all of this involvement, Ulises managed to stay academically motivated and balanced his studies alongside his activities. Ulises credits his experience on the College Achievement Now program for motivating him to stretch his degree aspirations and now plans to pursue a Ph.D. at U.C. Berkeley. Transferred: Fall 2013 to UC BerkeleyMajor: Political Science
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