Achieve at ARC

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

Will you be a new ARC student in Spring 2020? Get Connected is perfect for you!

Get Connected is an in-person orientation session you don't want to miss. Get Connected will provide essential tools for new ARC students to succeed. You will meet with an Achieve Counselor, identify required courses and learn how to search for/enroll in classes. You’ll also meet student leaders and learn about the many resources and academic support services, including financial aid! This is your chance to get your questions answered before enrolling in your first semester.


Achieve Vision Statement – To ensure that every first-time-in college student is informed of ARC’s resources and services, connects with campus staff/faculty, and finds a place on our campus that reflects their individual values, beliefs, and interests. Through proactive academic engagement and consistent communication, every first-time-in-college student will enroll in and be successful every semester while enrolled at ARC.

Achieve Mission Statement – The Achieve Program empowers every first-time-in-college student to be engaged in their educational journey. The Achieve Success Team meets students where they are and promotes a culture of self-advocacy and academic excellence. Our mission remains to ensure that every first-time-in-college student is given access to academic support and campus engagement opportunities to create an enriched college experience.

Achieve Program Expectations For All First Year Students

  • Complete the FAFSA or California Dream Act application
  • Complete the enrollment steps and register for courses.
  • Enroll in Math and/or English course during the (Strongly Recommended)
  • Attend a "Get Connected" session.
  • Check-in once per semester with designated Achieve or Success Coach.

Interested? Tell Us a Little About Yourself.

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

Please share some quick information so we can follow-up with you. Thanks!

achieve@arc.losrios.edu