College Achievement Now (CAN)

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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.

general information

THE APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES January 30, 2015.  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 - Friday 8 AM - 4:30 PM.

Contact information

Santa Maria Campus Building A Room 211
805-922-6966 ext. 3434
canprogram@hancockcollege.edu

 

 

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Ulises Serrano

Ulises Serrano
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 Berkeley
Major: Political Science
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