College Achievement Now (CAN)
If you are a current CAN student you are eligible to:
Meet with a CAN Counselor
Meet with a CAN Peer Tutor / CAN Peer Coach / CAN Specialist
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
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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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