UCAN – Unlocking College Academics Now

The UCAN program – “Unlocking College Academics Now” – helps students facing a first academic suspension improve their grade point average and thereby continue their education. The program meets this goal by helping these students identify their individual academic needs and then develop skills to meet their academic goals. To meet these goals, the UCAN program offers students the opportunity to remain in school during their first suspension, rather than sitting out a semester.

Video Invitation and Instructions

To participate, you must: 

  • Click here to complete the application.
  • Click here to read and complete the UCAN contract.
  • Attend the mandatory orientation on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. on Zoom.
  • Be available every Tuesday during x-period (1:40-2:30 p.m.) to attend virtual academic success workshops NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Attend and successfully complete your classes, including the UCAN Seminar, a one hour non-credit seminar.
  • Interview with the program director, Mr. Marvin Williams, to be accepted into the UCAN Program. Interviews will be conducted on Zoom from Jan. 5-13 (weekend not included.) Please submit the application and the UCAN contract prior to your interview. Interviews will be conducted on a first come first served basis from 9:00-2:30 p.m. Click here to enter in the Zoom waiting room for an interview.

If we to fail to hear from you before the orientation, YOUR SCHEDULE WILL BE PURGED!

UCAN Newsletters and Reports  

See past newsletters and reports here.

Former UCAN Participant

“First off, I want to say thank you! I bet you’re wondering why? I am one of your UCAN seminar students from 2010 at UCA. I wanted to email you to tell you how much I appreciate your leadership in the UCAN program. You told me week after week “you can” when I was failing all of my classes. That program gave me a second chance to push through and finish my degree. I can now say I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree as well as a Master’s of Arts in Teaching. I have been teaching high school and middle school science for 5 years now and today I start my Doctorate of Education program. As I reflected on my journey of when I was a single mother and a struggling college student, you were one of the men in my life that told me I could do it. So I did it, Mr. Williams!”                                     Kayley Taylor

Student Success Coordinator and Program Director

Marvin Williams