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Current Canyons Promise Students

All current 2022-2023 Year 1 and Year 2 Canyons Promise Students should visit their respective Canyons Promise Canvas shell for additional information and resources about the program. Our Canvas shells include information about Canyons Promise Counseling services, workshops being offered, program requirements, and other important campus announcements students should be aware of.

If you have questions about any of the below information, please contact us by emailing promise@canyons.edu or calling us at 661-362-3784.


Canyons Promise Counseling

We provide our active Promise students with drop-in counseling and one-hour counseling appointments. Currently, we are offering online and in-person drop-in and appointments. Find information on hours and links to book appointments in your respective Canyons Promise Canvas shell.

If you have trouble accessing our Canyons Promise Canvas shell, and you are a current student, please contact us by emailing promise@canyons.edu or calling us at 661-362-3784.


Program Benefits

All Canyons Promise students must maintain requirements (detailed below) in order to receive the benefits of the program. Below lists your benefits as a current student. Benefits for year one and year two students vary slightly.

Year One Student:

  • Paid tuition and student fees for fall and spring semesters only
  • Free parking permit or local bus pass (year one benefit only)
  • Priority Registration for fall and spring semesters only
  • Dedicated Promise Counseling
  • Monthly Student Success Workshops

Year Two Student:

  • Paid tuition and student fees for fall and spring semesters only
  • Priority Registration for fall and spring semesters only
  • Dedicated Promise Counseling
  • Monthly Student Success Workshops

Program Requirements

2022-2023 Year One Student:

The following information summarizes the requirements for Canyons Promise first year students:

Fall 2022 through Spring 2023

  1. Attempt a minimum of 12 units of coursework during the fall and the spring semester, AND
  2. Begin English and math requirements, AND
  3. Complete either COUNS 110 or 150 (if not taken during high school), AND
  4. Complete the fall semester with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, AND
  5. Complete the fall semester in good standing with the college.

If you are planning to continue with Canyons Promise for a second year, you MUST:

  1. At the end of spring semester 2023, you must have a minimum of 27 completed units (Ws are not considered completed units).  If you are not coming into COC with any units, and you only take the minimum for fall (12 units) and the minimum for spring (12 units), you will not meet the requirement, AND
  2. At the end of spring semester 2023, you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, AND
  3. At the end of spring semester 2023, you must be in good standing with the college, AND
  4. You must have your 2023/24 FAFSA or CADAA on file with the college NO LATER than June 2, 2023. (be sure you list COC as a school)

2022-2023 Year Two Student:

If you are currently a second year student in Canyons Promise, the following are the requirements you must meet during the 2022/2023 academic year:

FALL 2022 SEMESTER

  1. You must attempt a minimum of 12 units during the fall semester, AND
  2. You must complete the fall semester with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, AND
  3. You must be in good standing with the college at the end of the fall semester.

SPRING 2023 SEMESTER

  1. You must have met all items listed in 1-3 above, AND 
  2. You must attempt a minimum of 12 units during the spring semester.