The Problem

There are 482 students to every counselor in America's public high schools. College application knowledge varies dramatically by family and geography. Application books and resources surrounding the process are expensive while a third of all college applicants spend up to tens of thousands for private admissions consultants.


What We Do

We provide free mentorship to students across the nation and send a college advising guide of the highest quality to 63,000 public educators in America -- for free.


How We Do It

Fair Opportunity Project is a nonprofit organization started by students for students. We provide mentorship and some of the best and most up-to-date college application resources to students across America.


From A-Z, The Entire Application Process.

All in one place.

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The following guide is the product of 20+ college students, 250 high school counselors, and numerous advisors in the education space. The first iteration was sent to every publicly listed school in the U.S.A. and, since then, has been continuously improved using feedback from students, parents, and counselors.



Featured in



  • Richard Barth (CEO, KIPP Foundation)

  • Michael Brown (CEO, City Year)

  • Marquitta Speller (Executive Director for Secondary and Collegiate Programs, The Harlem Children's Zone)

  • Stephanie Khurana (Managing Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation)

  • Katherine K. Merseth (Founder, Harvard Teacher Fellows)

  • Ruth Rathblott (CEO, Harlem Education Activities Fund)

  • Elissa Salas (CEO, College Track)

  • Thomas Willis (CEO, Cornerstone Charter Schools)

  • Sugeni Perez-Sadler (Senior Director, College and Career Planning at NYC Department of Education)



You can power up your program with our essentials. Fair Opportunity Project's materials are free under MIT license and openly integratable into any college access or high school counseling curriculum to assist your students in the college application process. 


Get Involved


If you’d like to get involved, please contact us and consider donating*

*100% of donations go towards improving our resources. Fair Opportunity Project is a 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.