Jeralyn Johns

Jeralyn Johns

Admissions Expert

Jeralyn has over thirty years of experience in education including counselor for the past 25 years. Jeralyn’s experience as an external reader for UC San Diego for the past seven years has enabled her to gain valuable insight into college admissions and the importance of developing a strong foundation in early high school.


My experience includes working in both public and private schools supporting students with personal growth, course selection, career and major choice, and the college admissions process. I have assisted thousands of students with college lists, applications, and essays, and many of my students have been accepted to top tier colleges and universities. As a UC Reader for seven years, I also have a thorough understanding of holistic admissions review.

Counseling Style:

I have a student centered counseling style, and students and parents find me welcoming and approachable. I am positive and upbeat, yet thorough and efficient.


As a San Diego native, I enjoy being outside hiking, biking and spending time at the beach. I have also visited over 50 colleges and universities, exploring large cities and small towns around the country.


  • B.S. in Education, Biola University
  • M.S. in Counseling and PPS Credential, San Diego State University


  • I am a member of WACAC and NACAC and attend conferences and webinars on a regular basis.


“Thank you so very much for your guidance over the years. It has been wonderful having you there as a resource for both of our boys. There would be no way we could have navigated this journey without all of you.”


“I wanted to reach out and sincerely thank you for all of your help and support during Maddie’s journey. We are so grateful for the guidance and services that you and your group provided”