What is Required?

REQUIRED ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for College Achievement Now (CAN) you MUST be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident AND you MUST meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. First-generation college student (Neither parent/guardian has a bachelor's degree)
  2. Low income (determined by federal guidelines)
  3. Have a verifiable disability (ie - physical, learning, etc.)

We also look at other factors when evaluating your application. Other criteria include: GPA, enrollment status, total units completed, educational goal, and academic need.

REQUIRED PARTICIPATION

If you are accepted to the CAN program, you are required to meet specific program expectations including, but not limited to:
  • Attend a mandatory acceptance orientation meeting
  • Meet with the Advisor, a Peer Mentor and Counselor
  • Attend a field trip or campus event
  • Maintain a cumulative 2.30 GPA or higher
  • Complete a Student Educational Plan (SEP)
  • Must graduate/transfer from Allan Hancock College within 4 years

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Wilbaldo Acevedo

Wilbaldo Acevedo
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
Major: Psychology
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Last Modified May 2, 2014