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Access to Opportunity

Our Access to Opportunity™ efforts are designed to identify and break down barriers that prevent students — particularly low-income, first generation, and underrepresented minority students — from applying to and enrolling in colleges that are the best academic, social, and financial fit. 

Current Initiatives

The College Board and our members are committed to actions that propel students into opportunity. Our Access to Opportunity initiatives build on assessment results and are based on current research that shows measurable outcomes for students. This work will be ongoing and iterative as we identify, implement, and bring to scale initiatives to help students most effectively move forward in their education.

College Application Fee Waivers

Every student who takes the SAT with a fee waiver will receive four college application fee waivers. This initiative is possible thanks to the generosity and trust of both member and nonmember colleges. Beginning this fall, students in the high school class of 2015 can download their fee waivers using their SAT online account and search through over 2,000 participating colleges.

All In

All In is our effort to unify and amplify the efforts of educators working to eliminate the barriers that underrepresented students face and to ensure that 100 percent of African American, Latino, and Native American students with AP potential enroll in at least one AP class in a subject for which they’ve shown potential.

Apply to 4 or More

Apply to 4 or More™ is a national movement to encourage all students — but primarily low-income, college-ready students — to apply to at least four colleges: one safety, two good fits, and one reach.

Realize Your College Potential

Realize Your College Potential is part of an ongoing research project that includes sending packets of customized college information and college application fee waivers to high-achieving, low-income high school seniors.

Other Ways to Support College-Bound Students

Educators and School Leaders

Parents and Community Organizers