The mission of Chamberlain College Consulting is to empower high school students to create their own paths for college success.

Cheryl Chamberlain - College Consultant

Cheryl D. Chamberlain

Principal Consultant,
Chamberlain College Consulting

Our purpose is to excite students about a college experience where they will thrive, while helping them learn how to make it both practical and affordable. For student athletes in particular, we also educate them about the balance between right fit college and right fit team.

Cheryl has a B.A. in a Public Relations Independent Plan of Study from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, a J.D. with Honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a College Counseling Certificate with Distinction from UCLA Extension. Cheryl has also participated in IECA’s Summer Training Institute. She is a skillful writer, speaker and negotiator. Cheryl has practiced business litigation law for over 20 years, and has maintained an interest in education through volunteerism, including teaching. Cheryl has actively volunteered in numerous activities throughout her life, most recently as a Trustee for the Village of Riverwoods and a mentor for College Bound Opportunities, an organization which assists lower income students. Cheryl acted as a peer reviewer for Laurie Richter’s book Put Me In Coach.

Cheryl regularly collaborates with other colleagues including the College Consulting Consortium as a founding member, other professional association members, admissions staff, and professionals who provide related services such as tutoring, test prep services, and mental health counseling.

In addition to her professional perspective, Cheryl has successfully guided her own children through the college admissions process, including receiving scholarships, at Tulane University (student athlete), Columbia University and Rice University. She enjoys working with teens and young adults, who find her both approachable and understandable. Cheryl regularly participates in professional continuing education, including specialized training in essay writing and career counseling.

Cheryl adheres to the Principles of Good Practice of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and the Code of Ethics for Professional Practices of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling. Contact her at


“Her brainstorming help was critical…”

“Cheryl provided quality critique of my college application essays.  Her brainstorming help was critical to learning more about myself during the application process. She was well-informed about specific university characteristics and the qualities they may be looking for in applicants.”

—Alexandra H., University of California, Berkeley

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