Students & Parents | General Education

What Will They Learn? Tutorial (June 16)

  • Date

    June 16, 2020

  • Time

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Location



The COVID-19 outbreak has interrupted our daily routines drastically. We recognize these unfortunate times are overwhelming for school counselors and educators, and especially for those students considering a college education in the near future. 

That’s why we want you to know about a free, online college guide from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) called What Will They Learn?® This unique resource evaluates an institution’s commitment to teaching the skills and knowledge that will prepare students for successful careers. We present this information alongside tuition and graduation rates so that families can find schools close to home that are dedicated to student success and responsible stewardship of tuition dollars.

What Will They Learn?® assesses the general education programs at over 1,100 four-year colleges and universities in America. Schools are graded on an “A” through “F” scale based on whether they require college-level courses in seven core subject areas: Composition, Literature, Foreign Language (intermediate-level), U.S. Government or History, Economics, Mathematics, and Natural Science. makes it possible for school counselors to compare cost of attendance, four-year graduation rates, and curricular quality across customized comparison groups by bringing the information together on an easy-to-navigate website. 

We hope you will join us for a short webinar discussing the resources available at We encourage interested parents and students to join us as well. Currently, we have two dates open for registration:

  • To register for the webinar on Monday, June 15, from 1–2 p.m. EST, please click here.
  • To register for the webinar on Tuesday, June 16, from 3–4 p.m. EST, please click here.

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Launched in 1995, we are the only organization that works with alumni, donors, trustees, and education leaders across the United States to support liberal arts education, uphold high academic standards, safeguard the free exchange of ideas on campus, and ensure that the next generation receives an intellectually rich, high-quality college education at an affordable price.

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