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 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.

Will you be a new ARC student in Summer/Fall 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 Achieve Peer Mentors 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. Sessions begin in April. Your Success Coaches and Counselors will be available by Zoom (online video chat) or phone. All you need to do is create your free account.

To sign up for a Get Connected session please click here. Please make sure you provide your correct email address as we will be sending you a link to the zoom session via that email address.

Are you a new ARC student for Spring 2020?

There is so much happening on and off campus, but we want you to know Achieve is still here to support you. Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, American River College will be operating solely online. 

Our services will remain available online Monday - Friday from 8:00am -5:00pm. You can reach us in three ways:


 DM: Instagram @achieveatarc or Facebook @achieve.arc


Your Success Coaches and Counselors will be available by Zoom (online video chat) or phone. All you need to do is create your free account. We’ll be reaching out to you periodically to check in and make sure you have everything you need to be successful during this time. If you have questions or concerns, we want to hear from you. There are a lot of moving pieces and things are changing rapidly. We are here and we’ll be in touch!

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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