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California Student Opportunity & Access Program (Cal-SOAP)

Helping California Kids Get to College

The California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) is a statewide program designed to increase the number of students attending college. The program serves students that are from low-income families, will be the first in their family to attend college, or are from areas or schools with low-eligibility or college-going rates. Cal-SOAP was established by the state legislature in 1978 and today operates projects in 16 locations throughout the state. Cal-SOAP is funded and administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).

The Southern San Joaquin Valley Cal-SOAP Consortium was established in 2000 and serves approximately 2,200 students at schools in Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Bernardino Counties. We also help organize several college outreach events for all Kern County students. 

Please click on the links at the left for more information.



Southern San Joaquin Valley Cal-SOAP

California State University, Bakersfield
Modular East II, Room 320
46 MOD
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, California 93311

Phone: (661) 654-6157
Fax: (661) 654-6521 

Imelda Simos-Valdez,
Project Director
Email: isimos_valdez@csub.edu