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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cal-SOAP?

Cal-SOAP stands for the California Student Opportunity and Access Program. It is a college access and readiness program meant to improve the flow of information about postsecondary education and financial aid while raising the achievement levels. Cal-SOAP serves ANY student in the Inland Empire area, but focuses on 1st-generation, college-bound, and low-income students. Services include advising, tutoring, parent outreach, and college awareness workshops.

How is Cal-SOAP funded?

Cal-SOAP is funded through the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) as part of their outreach services.

Who does the Cal-SOAP, San Bernardino Consortium serve?

Cal-SOAP Services are focused towards 7th to 12th grade, 1st-generation, low-income, college-bound students in the Inland Empire (through CSU San Bernardino). The K-12 Districts, Higher Ed partners, and Community Based/ Non-Profit Organizations that provide Cal-SOAP services to the students within the Inland Empire can be found on the Consortium Members page.

How does Cal-SOAP help students go to college?

Cal-SOAP San Bernardino County, is partnered with schools, districts and partners to develop a sustainable infrastructure of academic, advisement and outreach activities, designed to reflect the diversity of students in the Inland Empire.

Are Cal-SOAP services year-round?

Yes, we offer services throughout the school year and in the summer.

How does Cal-SOAP hire tutors?

Cal-SOAP hires current, qualified college students to work as Student Success Coaches. To know more about the qualifications for the Student Success Coach position, visit Join Our Team page.