College Counseling

When you arrive at Cushing Academy, you may already be thinking about college. With some careful planning, our experienced College Counseling staff will ensure that you find the right fit for the next step in your education. 


The College Counseling Office will help you make informed decisions about academics and activities throughout your time at Cushing. We start the college process early because we want you to feel calm and confident about achieving your goals. We’ll walk you through every step, from evaluating schools to submitting successful applications and even considering career paths. 

We invite you to contact us with any questions, and we look forward to working with you!


2022-2023 Cushing Academic Profile 

College Counseling Staff

Emily Roller
Director of College Counseling
[email protected]

Brian Jurek
Associate Director of College Counseling
[email protected]

Kathleen Ftorek
Associate Director of College Counseling
[email protected]

Lori Nix
Administrative Assistant
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College Search Resources

College Searches and Admission Information

Online Applications

Financial Aid Information

  • FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid, required for students applying for financial assistance
  • CSS Profile - required by some colleges
  • EFC Calculator - Estimated Family Contribution calculator 
  • Fastweb - comprehensive scholarship database
  • - comprehensive scholarship database

Athletic Information

Test Preparation

For Admission Officers

As a private, coeducational secondary school founded in 1865, Cushing Academy continues to uphold traditions and values that stand the test of time. Our beautiful setting, warm community, excellent athletics and arts programs, and well-rounded approach create an enriching academic environment that encourages students (grades 9-12 and PG) to thrive and discover their strengths.

Cushing Academy’s curriculum challenges students to think critically and creatively, write effectively, express ideas persuasively, and collaborate with respect. Outstanding teaching and an impressive breadth of offerings allow every student to develop a passion for learning and build skills for college and beyond.

Scheduling A Visit

Cushing Academy is currently not scheduling physical visits to our campus. We are scheduling virtual visits and publish our availability on Counselor Community. 

The College Counseling Office welcomes over 80 college admission officers each year. Please go to Counselor Community to schedule your visit. It might be helpful to view the Academic Calendar as you plan for your appointment. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact our office at 978-827-7025.

Cushing is located in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, approximately one hour west of Boston.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Matriculation List

Classes of 2015-2019 Matriculation
  • Acadia University (Canada)
  • Adelphi University 
  • American International College
  • American University 
  • Anna Maria College
  • Arizona State University 
  • ArtCenter College of Design
  • Assumption College
  • Aurora University
  • Babson College 
  • Bard College
  • Barnard College
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Belmont University
  • Bentley University 
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Boston College 
  • Boston University 
  • Bowdoin College 
  • Brandeis University 
  • Bryant University 
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Bucknell University
  • Butler University
  • Carleton University (Canada)
  • Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Catawba College 
  • Champlain College 
  • Chapman University 
  • Cincinnati Christian University
  • CIS-Endicott International (Spain)
  • City College of San Francisco
  • Clark University 
  • Clarkson University
  • Clemson University
  • Coastal Carolina University 
  • Colgate University 
  • College of Charleston
  • College of the Holy Cross 
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Connecticut College 
  • Curry College 
  • Dalhousie University (Canada)
  • Dean College 
  • Denison University
  • DePaul University
  • Dickinson College
  • Drew University 
  • Drexel University 
  • Elmira College
  • Elon University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emerson College 
  • Emmanuel College 
  • Endicott College 
  • Fairfield University 
  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
  • Fashion Institute of Technology 
  • Fisher College
  • Fitchburg State University 
  • Flagler College
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida State University 
  • Fordham University 
  • Framingham State University
  • Franklin & Marshall College 
  • Franklin Pierce University 
  • George Mason University 
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education (Switzerland)
  • Goldsmiths, University of London (UK)
  • Goucher College
  • Grinnell College
  • Hamilton College
  • Hampshire College
  • High Point University 
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges 
  • Hofstra University 
  • Husson University
  • IE University - Segovia (Spain)
  • Imperial College London (UK)
  • Indian River State College
  • Indiana University at Bloomington 
  • International Christian University (Japan)
  • Ithaca College 
  • Keene State College
  • Keio University (Japan)
  • King's College
  • Lafayette College
  • Lake Forest College
  • Landmark College
  • Lasell University 
  • Lehigh University
  • London College of Fashion (UK)
  • Loyola University Maryland 
  • Lynn University
  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • Manhattanville College
  • Marist College 
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences 
  • McDaniel College 
  • McGill University (Canada)
  • Merrimack College 
  • Miami University, Oxford
  • Monmouth University
  • Montserrat College of Art
  • Mount Holyoke College 
  • Mount Wachusett Community College 
  • New England College 
  • New York University 
  • Niagara University
  • Northeastern University 
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Norwich University
  • Notre Dame College of Ohio
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Oxford College of Emory University
  • Pace University, New York City 
  • Palm Beach State College
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pennsylvania State University Erie
  • Pitzer College 
  • Pratt Institute 
  • Providence College 
  • Purdue University 
  • Queen's University (Canada)
  • Quinnipiac University 
  • Reed College
  • Rhode Island College
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rhodes College 
  • Ritsumeikan University (Japan)
  • Roger Williams University 
  • Rollins College
  • Rutgers University
  • Saint Anselm College 
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • Saint Michael's College 
  • Salve Regina University 
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
  • School of Visual Arts 
  • Seattle University
  • Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology (Canada)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Simmons University
  • Simon Fraser University (Canada)
  • Skidmore College 
  • Smith College
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • Southern New Hampshire University 
  • Springfield College 
  • St. Lawrence University 
  • St. Olaf College
  • Stanford University
  • Stonehill College 
  • Stony Brook University
  • Suffolk University 
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • Syracuse University 
  • Texas Christian University
  • The College of Saint Rose
  • The George Washington University 
  • The New School - All Divisions 
  • The University of Alabama 
  • The University of Arizona 
  • The University of Iowa
  • The University of Tampa 
  • Trinity College 
  • Tufts University 
  • Tulane University 
  • Ulster County Community College
  • Union College 
  • United States Military Academy West Point
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of British Columbia (Canada)
  • University of California, Berkeley 
  • University of California, Davis 
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado at Boulder 
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
  • University of Kentucky 
  • University of Maine 
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston 
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell 
  • University of Mississippi 
  • University of Missouri Columbia
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • University of New England 
  • University of New Hampshire 
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Rochester 
  • University of San Diego 
  • University of San Francisco 
  • University of Southern California
  • University of St Andrews (UK)
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • University of Utah 
  • University of Vermont 
  • University of Victoria (Canada)
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington 
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Ursinus College
  • Utica College
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Virginia Tech 
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Washington and Jefferson College
  • Washington College
  • Washington University in St. Louis 
  • Wellesley College
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology 
  • Wesleyan University 
  • Westfield State University
  • Wheaton College 
  • Whittier College 
  • Williams College
  • Wittenberg University
  • Wofford College
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