- College Achievement Now (CAN)
College Achievement Now (CAN)
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 first generation, 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 rates at Allan Hancock College, as well as increase transfer rates to a four-year, higher learning institution. We aim to help students achieve and
maintain academic success. Our students are expected to keep a satisfactory overall
GPA, attend scheduled events, meet federally mandated objectives, and to complete
their Hancock education in less than four years. See our “Program Benefits” section
for more information about our services.
THE APPLICATION PERIOD is ongoing. 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 picked up at building A, room 211
(upstairs from Financial Aid), Monday - Thursday 8 AM - 4:30 PM; Tuesday 8am - 6pm;
Friday 8AM - 4pm.
Santa Maria Campus, Building A, Room 211
805-922-6966 ext. 3434
Meet with a CAN Counselor!
If you are a current CAN student you are eligible to meet with a CAN counselor. Schedule an appointment with a CAN counselor.
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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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