Achieve at ARC

ARC is committed to ensuring new students have a smooth transition to the college and are successful during their first year.

Achieve@ARC.  Designed to ensure new students successfully transition to and complete their first year at ARC.

Key Program Benefits

  • Free "Get Connected" orientation session designed to help students transition to ARC.
  • Designated staff to provide individualized support
  • Hands-on assistance with admission steps to ARC, including completing the application form
  • Assistance with completing FAFSA or California Dream Act application (recommended by March 2nd)
  • Referral to support programs such as EOPS - CARE, TRIO, Puente, UMOJA etc. based on the student's eligibility
  • Assistance with career counseling and advising
  • Fun, free activities throughout the Fall and Spring semester.

Achieve Program Requirements For All First Year Students

  • Complete the FAFSA or California Dream Act application
  • Complete the enrollment steps and register for Fall 2019 courses.
  • Enroll in Math and/or English course during the Fall 2019 semester (Strongly Recommended)
  • Participate in the free "Get Connected" orientation session.
  • Check-in once per semester with designated Achieve counselor or Success coach and attend at least one Achieve event to be entered into a drawing to win a free laptop and gift cards. The more you participate the more opportunities to win.

"Get Connected" Orientation Sessions Are Now Open For Registration.

Get Connected is a  required 3-hour, in-person orientation program you don't want to miss. Get Connected will provide essential tools for new ARC students to succeed. Students will learn about the many student support resources, academic support services, connect with faculty, staff, and other students. This is your chance to meet your fellow students new to ARC

Questions? Call 916-484-8496 or email

Interested? Tell Us a Little About Yourself.

Thank you for your interest in the Achieve@ARC program for new students at American River College.

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Achieve@ARC Interest Form

Fall Kick Off Registration