top of page



We transform the complicated, competitive college admissions process into a path of meaningful self-exploration. 

ChamberlainCheryl_ Blue.jpg

Cheryl D. Chamberlain

Principal Consultant,
Chamberlain College Consulting

Cheryl brings an impressive background to her passion for guiding students. But most of all, she listens to the student, gets to know them, honors their individuality, and has them take an active role in the process.

She also brings a deep understanding of the multitude of college options — Chamberlain College Consulting is a founding member of C3 College Consortium which uniquely offers expertise in colleges across the USA and abroad — a combination that exponentially increases the chances of bringing the right student and the right college together.

Cheryl regularly collaborates with colleagues, professional association members, admissions staff, and other professionals who provide related services such as tutoring, test prep services, and mental health counseling. As an active member of IECA, Cheryl participates in the Government Relations Committee and has received the Making A Difference award.


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 (she practiced business litigation for 20 years), and a College Counseling Certificate with Distinction from UCLA Extension. Cheryl has also participated in IECA’s Summer Training Institute. Cheryl regularly participates in professional continuing education, including specialized training in essay writing and career counseling.


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 that assists lower-income students.

Cheryl adheres to the Principles of Good Practice of the Independent Educational Consultants Association.

Cheryl has been there too—having successfully guided her own children through the college admissions process.

Successes that included receiving scholarships; admissions at Tulane University and participation as a student-athlete (Cheryl subsequently was asked to peer review  Laurie Richter’s book Put Me In Coach, an award-winning guide to college athletic recruitment), Columbia University including acceptance to a scholars program, and Rice University. She enjoys working with teens and young adults who find her approachable and understandable.

bottom of page