What is Required?


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 has earned a baccalaureate degree)
  2. Financially limited, according to federal criteria
  3. Student with a documented disability and be part of the Learning Assistance program

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


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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Anja Brabson

Anja Brabson
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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Last Modified Sep 8, 2016