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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: January 3, 2022 – May 2, 2022*

*Sign ups close at 5pm on 5/2/2022

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
  • 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
*This form is not provided here. 

January 3, 2022 - May 2, 2022

  • The sign up form will close at 5pm on May 2, 2022.
  • Students who apply for fall 2022 admissions as a new, first-time college student prior to our January 3, 2022 opening date will not yet be able to sign up. Please contact our office after January 3, 2022 for the information.
  • Students who apply for fall 2022 admissions on or after January 3, 2022 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. 

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

*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

*FAFSA or CA Dream Act can be timely to process. Get this item completed early. It is the responsibilty 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. 

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.

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