Sheryl Testado

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Sheryl is a native San Diegan with a passion for transforming student lives. She has 7 years of experience working in higher education. She strives in giving the necessary tools to not only empower students, but teach them to have agency to succeed in college and life. Sheryl graduated from Point Loma Nazarene with a Masters in Education for Counseling and Guidance. She has experience in a variety of settings including both public and private educational institutions. She is also a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).

Prior to working at College Planning Source, Sheryl was a College Counselor at both Grossmont College and San Diego City College. There she assisted a plethora of students coming straight from high school to adult learners returning to gain their college degree and/or transfer to university. She is highly knowledgeable about both academic and career planning. Formerly, Sheryl attended UCLA and worked as a Student Teacher serving the local East Los Angeles Community.

While completing her Bachelor’s degree at UCSD, Sheryl served as a College Advisor where she managed a caseload of 100 high school students annually. She worked with students on setting academic and career goals, ensured they were meeting A-G Graduation Requirements, taught them about financial literacy in preparation for college adulthood, and preparing students to be competitive applicants for College Admissions Boards. She also volunteered with several outreach mentoring programs where she assisted students in her community to essentially go to college.

In her free time, she can be found travelling the world, spending time with family, reading or watching anime, skating or enjoying time at the park, and drinking boba.

Sheryl Testado

College Admissions Counselor


To ensure the safety of parents, students, and staff, and to echo the concerns of the state regarding COVID-19, we will be taking our student counseling meetings and our student workshops online. 
Beginning today, Monday, March 16th, 2020, we will be conducting meetings via Zoom (a video conferencing software) until further notice.
For upcoming scheduled meetings, our counselors will be contacting you directly regarding the Zoom meetings.
Our staff will continue to work tirelessly to prepare for the upcoming applications season during this time. If you are currently on break, get  get a head start now and take advantage of this time to start college planning. For any questions or concerns, please contact us at 858-676-0700.



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