- 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, economically disadvantaged, and
students with disabilities evidencing academic need. 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 schedule an appointment with a CAN Counselor, a CAN Peer Tutor, or a CAN Peer Coach..
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models to current students!!
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CAN Success Story
Anja (aka "Alexandra") applied to the College Achievement Now program to work as a Peer Mentor and to be a program participant. Her job here involved guiding and assisting other Hancock students. She provided one-on-one tutoring, essay review, note taking, time management, organization and general study tips. Anja was outstanding at both encouraging the students she mentored while also holding them accountable for their work. Students came to rely on her for her expertise, and the staff appreciated her great work ethic. Anja completed her studies at Hancock with a 4.0 GPA! She plans to pursue a Bachelor's degree and then apply to law school so that she may work in international contract law for the United Nations. She is well on her way!
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