Students
  • attend all group and individual meetings (punctually)
  • sign up online or submit paper application by all test deadlines
  • communicate desires/wishes honestly with parents and counselors
  • be realistic about expectations
  • respect advice of counselors
  • meet deadlines by getting materials into college counseling two weeks before due dates
  • be actively engaged in admissions process
  • follow up communications and requests from colleges in a timely manner
  • keep a calendar for admissions process
  • create a file and keep all college admission materials organized
  • focus on the right colleges (ones which will meet your needs)
  • refrain from submitting multiple deposits
  • know your application deadlines, application fees and individual college's required supplements.
  • students should NOT apply to more than 15 colleges
Parents
  • attend meetings of College Counseling Office
  • read all correspondence from the CCO including the weekly Parent eNews - College Counseling section
  • communicate with students/counselors
  • be realistic about expectations; let the student's college list be their list not your list
  • respect counselor's advice
  • know that we want what is best for the student
  • work with us not against us
  • hold student accountable for meeting their responsibilities
  • treat college counselors as professionals
  • support the application process (due dates etc.)
  • make visiting college campuses a top priority
  • monitor student's progress in admission process
  • support student's desires/needs; make the student accountable and take ownership of the college application process
  • celebrate student successes; don't dwell on failures
  • be supportive of student's feeling of stress during process
College Counselor
  • be knowledgeable about the college admissions process
  • treat each student as an individual
  • advocate for the student
  • facilitate the application process including providing colleges with a transcript, school profile, and official school recommendation for each candidate
  • be accessible; communicate frankly, honestly and promptly
  • keep the student's best interest in mind
  • keep confidentiality and the student's best interest in mind
  • educate students/parents about the admission process
  • listen to students and parents
  • keep students/parents aware of the Financial Aid/ Scholarship process
  • report to colleges any significant changes in a candidate's academic status or qualifications between the time of recommendation and graduation
  • provide future assistance after graduation
  • Counselors are not responsible for registering students for ACT or SAT testing, providing fees or sending out official scores.

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430
978-827-7000
admissions@cushing.org

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy is a coed, college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in and out of the classroom through outstanding academic, art and athletic offerings. Visit our welcoming community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.

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