Cal-SOAP Scholars is a free four-session program that helps ninth graders start planning for college and familiarizing them with tests like the PSAT/SAT and ACT. The series starts Feb. 23 and runs from 9 a.m. to noon. All programs are free and held at San Diego City College. Applications are available at Cal-SOAP's website and are due Jan. 25, 2013. Admission is not guaranteed because space is limited. Read more.