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Welcome to Cal-SOAP

What is Cal-SOAP?

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 mission of the Southern San Joaquin Valley Cal-SOAP Consortium is to provide academic support, advisement and access to information about postsecondary education and financial aid to students who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • first in their family to attend college
  • come from a low socio-economic family
  • live in a geographic area with low college-going rates

Other 14 Cal-SOAP Programs in California

Southern San Joaquin Valley Cal-SOAP Consortium 

The Southern San Joaquin Valley Cal-SOAP Consortium was established in 2000 and serves approximately 4,500 students at schools in Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Bernardino Counties. We also help organize several college outreach events for all Kern County students. The partners comprising our consortium include the following:

  • High Schools
Arvin High School Mira Monte High School
Bakersfield High School Ridgeview High School
Cuyama Valley High School Rosamond High School
Foothill High School Shafter High School
Frazier Mt. High School South High School
Golden Valley High School Taft Union High School
Highland High School Tehachapi High School
Kern Valley High School Trona High School
Maricopa High School West High School
  • Elementary & Feeder Middle School Disticts
Arvin Union School District Bakersfield City School District
Buttonwillow Union School District Caliente Union School District
Cuyama Joint Unified School District Delano Union School District
Di Giorgio School District Edision School District
El Tejon Unified School District Fairfax School District
Kernville Union School District Lamont School District
Maricopa Unified School District McFarland Unified School District
South Fork Union School District South Kern Unified School District
Taft City School District Tehachapi Unified School District
Trona Joint Unified School District Wasco Union School District
  • Community Colleges
    Bakersfield College
    Cerro Coso College
    Taft College
  • Public Universities
    California State University, Bakersfield
    University of California, Merced
  • Private Universities
    University of La Verne, Kern County Campus
  • District Office
    Kern High School District
  • Other Agencies
    AVID, Region VIII
    Migrant Region V
    Early Assessment Program

Southern San Joaquin Valley Cal-SOAP

Mail Stop: 46 MOD
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, Califonria 93311-1022

Phone: (661) 654-6157
Fax: (661) 654-6521
Office: Modular East II, Room 320