Sign Up Criteria

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

Canyons Promise sign up period: January 4, 2021 – May 1, 2021

Eligibility

  • A first-time college student is defined as no college courses attempted/taken following graduation from high school. Students don't need to be recent hgih school graduates. Also, if students took college classes 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 progam. 
    • Unsure? Contact us and we can assist you. 
  • Students must also be a California resident or AB-540 eligible student. Residency status is determined from 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. Students must have all of the below items complete and on file with COC by our deadline of May 1, 2021. 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. 

How to Sign Up

Items to Complete: Deadlines & Details:

College of the Canyons (COC) Enrollment Application, BOTH:

  • Summer 2021 
  • Fall 2021

January 1, 2021 – April 26, 2021

Promise Sign Up Form
*This form is not provided here. 

January 4, 2021 - May 1, 2021

  • A link to the form will be included in the “College of the Canyons Admissions Acceptance” email approximately 48 hours after you apply to COC. Click the following link to see an example of this email: Email Example

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA )

  • 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 2021-2022

  • Be sure to add COC school code: 008903

October 1, 2020 – April 19, 2021

*Financial Aid will not begin processing 21/22 applications until April.

*Promise is not financial need based.  

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

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

Assessment: Math & English or ESL

January 4, 2021 – April 30, 2021

  • Can be completed online once you have applied to COC and have a COC student ID number and student log in.
  • www.canyons.edu/newstudent 
  • For hands on assistance, click here for ways to receive virtual support.
Advisement

January 4, 2021 – April 30, 2021

  • Can be completed online once you have applied to COC and have a COC student ID number and student log in.
  • www.canyons.edu/newstudent 
  • For hands on assistance, click here for ways to receive virtual support.
Orientation

January 4, 2021 – April 30, 2021

  • Can be completed online once you have applied to COC and have a COC student ID number and student log in.
  • www.canyons.edu/newstudent 
  • For hands on assistance, click here for ways to receive virtual support.

 

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 05/01/2021.

Final program notifications will be sent out in mid-May to all studnets who submit a sign up form.