Salinas Valley Promise Frequently Asked Questions
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Any high school or adult school student who has graduated from a California high school or adult school and enrolls in college for the first time as a full-time (12 units or more per semester*) student. Students must have applied for financial aid through either the FAFSA (https://fafsa.ed.gov/https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa) or California Dream Act Application (https://dream.csac.ca.gov/) in order to qualify for the Salinas Valley Promise.
*Students enrolled in fewer than 12 units may be eligible for SVP when eligible for a reduced course load as a Department of Supportive Programs and Services (DSPS) accommodation.
The Student Success Seminar is a requirement to be eligible for Salinas Valley Promise. It is a course or institute that will help first year students navigate college, get connected with caring staff/faculty, learn about resources, and how to be a successful Hartnell student.
The Student Success Seminar can be completed one of three ways:
If I have a disability, and am eligible for accommodations and services through the Department of Supportive Programs and Services (DSPS), can I also apply for the Salinas Valley Promise in a semester?
Enrollment Fees & Financial Aid