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Sign Up Requirements

Below details eligibility requirements and required steps to complete in order to sign up for Canyons Promise.

2022-2023 Canyons Promise sign up period: CLOSED

Sign ups were open January 3, 2022 - May 2, 2022.

As of May 12, 2022, the Canyons Promise team is still reviewing all student sign ups. Program status notifications will go out to students who signed up as soon as we complete the review process. We appreciate your patience with us.

Eligibility

  • A first-time college student is defined as a new college student who has neither attempted nor taken any college courses following their graduation from high school. Students don't need to be recent high school graduates. Also, if students took college courses while they were still in high school, that is okay and will NOT affect their eligibility for Canyons Promise.  

    Are you a first-time college student? 

    • Yes - great, move on to our residency eligibility.
    • No - unfortunately, you will not be eligible to sign up for the program. 
    • Unsure? Contact us at promise@canyons.edu and we can assist you. 
  • Students must also be a California resident or AB-540 eligible student. Residency status is determined based on information you provide on your enrollment application to the college.

    Are you a California Resident or AB-540 student?

If you answered "YES" to both eligibility items above, then you are able to sign up for Canyons Promise. 

How to Sign Up

Students must have all of the below items complete and on file with COC by our deadline of May 2, 2022. Students will be sent final program notifications in mid-May. 
Please note, the form to sign up is not provided on this page. It is sent via email as detailed below. 

Items to Complete: Deadlines & Details:

College of the Canyons (COC) Enrollment Application:

  • Fall 2022

October 1, 2021 – April 25, 2022

  • www.canyons.edu/newstudent
  • Students can begin applying to COC for the fall 2022 semester on October 1, 2021.
  • Application Video: How to apply
  • When creating your CCCApply account, it is recommended that you use your email address and not a cell phone number as your primary verification method.
  • Be sure you include your social security number (SSN), if you have one, on your enrollment application. This is important for your Financial Aid documents to process.

*Students who do not apply to the college by April 25, 2022 run the risk of not receiving our Promise Sign Up form due to application processing times. 

Promise Sign Up Form
SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED

January 3, 2022 - May 2, 2022 (CLOSED)

  • The sign up form will close at 5pm on May 2, 2022.
  • Students will receive a link to the sign up form in their “College of the Canyons Admissions Acceptance” email. This comes approximately 48 business hours after you apply to COC. 
  • If a student applied for fall 2022 admissions as a new, first-time college student prior to our January 3, 2022 opening date and cannot find sign our sign up link in their email, please contact our office for assistance. 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2022-2023 Academic Year

  • Be sure to add COC school code: 008903
  • Be sure your Social Security Number (SSN) is on file with college and accurate. This is provided on your enrollment application. Incorrect information will cause a delay or your application to not be processed.

OR

California Dream Act application for 2022-2023 Academic Year

  • Be sure to add COC school code: 008903

October 1, 2021 – April 18, 2022*

*FAFSA or CA Dream Act can be timely to process. Get this item completed early. The April 18th date listed above is a soft deadline as completing it after this date could result in the College not getting the documents by our May 2nd program deadline. If you have not started your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application by April 18th, you will need to complete it ASAP to ensure it’s received on time. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure their Financial Aid application is on file with the college. Questions regarding FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application should be directed to the Financial Aid department. 

**Canyons Promise is not financial need based. Completion of a FAFSA or CA Dream Act application is a state requirement of all Promise programs. If you do not complete this item, you cannot participate in Canyons Promise. 

**Canyons Promise is NOT the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) waiver. To learn how these are different, check out our comparison chart: Canyons Promise vs. CCPG

Assessment: Math & English or ESL

October 1, 2021 – April 29, 2022

  • Once you have applied to COC and have a COC student ID number and CanyonsID, this is completed online.
  • Visit: www.canyons.edu/newstudent and click on Assessment 
  • For hands on assistance, click here for ways to receive virtual support.
Advisement

October 1, 2021 – April 29, 2022

  • Once you have applied to COC and have a COC student ID number and CanyonsID, this is completed online.
  • Visit: www.canyons.edu/newstudent and click on Advisement
  • For hands on assistance, click here for ways to receive virtual support.
Orientation

October 1, 2021 – April 29, 2022

  • Once you have applied to COC and have a COC student ID number and CanyonsID, this is completed online.
  • Visit: www.canyons.edu/newstudent and click on Orientation
  • For hands on assistance, click here for ways to receive virtual support.

*Please note, this orientation is for all new students to complete. This requirement is separate from our Canyons Promise Orientation that students will complete should they be admitted into the program.

 

Again, for students to be considered for Promise, all of the above items must be on file with the college by the Promise Sign Up deadline of 05/02/2022.

As of May 12, 2022, the Canyons Promise team is still reviewing all student sign ups. Program status notifications will go out to students who signed up as soon as we complete the review process. We appreciate your patience with us.